St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, Kilkenny

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Religious Site
Visit the ancient St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, considered the second-longest cathedral in Ireland. Historians believe that this site has has hosted Christian worship since the 6th century, though the current structure dates back to the 13th century. Walk the grounds and admire the cathedral's English Gothic style. Climb to the top of the 9th-century Celtic Christian round tower that stands 30 m (100 ft) tall. Study the architecture and interiors, which have been carefully preserved in the original style. Arrange your visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kilkenny using our Kilkenny holiday planner.
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  • Paid extra to climb to the top of the tower, very steep steps, so should be in decent shape to climb up, not a lot of room at the top but the views were great!  more »
  • There is a smile and a welcome on arrival. In fact if the round tower didn't exist- it might be difficult the find the cathedral. Entry price at €3 for a senior is excellect value. Built in the 13th c...  more »
  • At the other end from Kilkenny Castle is St. Canice’s sitting up on a hill. We arrived too late to tour the interior, but very pretty church setting. We did not climb the tower, but looked like the vi...  more »