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Customer Travel Tips for Kilkenny

82% Avg. city rating Rated by 71 customers

Activities / excursions 81%

Restaurants / eating out 86%

Shopping 76%

Chilling out / relaxing 85%

Getting around / public transport 76%

Sightseeing 85%

Culture 87%

Nightlife / partying 81%

Value for money 79%

Customer Travel Tips for Kilkenny

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91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
91% Avg. rating


30 Oct 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Only need a few days here. If in a hurry, you can hit all the sites in a day. I do highly recommend the Kilkenny Trail. It was the highlight of my month long stay in Ireland!

Liked: Everything is in walking distance. A small, quaint town with load of history. I love the Kilkenny Trail and will be recommending it on my travel blog.

Disliked: None.

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 40%
58% Avg. rating


06 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Travel here when you want a hen/stag party where getting drunk is the ultimate goal

Liked: Station

Disliked: It is a party town, not much more

100% Avg. rating
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  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


17 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: The walking trail around the castle park is super.

Liked: The people,food, and cultural climate.

Disliked: Only the weather is cool to me, but I'm sure in summer will be excellent.

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


02 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Customer Travel Tip: Bring a coat! Its Ireland :-)

Liked: Scenic city, nice people, good shopping, restaurants, nightlife

Disliked: No

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


31 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Have fun

Liked: People, wether

Disliked: No

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


06 Aug 2014

Customer Travel Tip: avoid the metropole

Liked: the people

Disliked: the metropole

53% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
53% Avg. rating


28 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Kilkenny castle,...

Liked: Kilkenny castle

Disliked: small town

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
76% Avg. rating


26 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: avoid Metropole, get a car and bring a rain coat

Liked: Sights, eating out, pubs, music, coffee, trail

Disliked: nasty hotel (metropole)

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
73% Avg. rating


22 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Allez-y!

Liked: L'architecture, l'histoire, la bière, le château

Disliked: -

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


09 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Check out the restored Kilkenny Castle, do a brewery tour down High Street, take in the Cathedral and climb its tower!

Liked: This city is simply beautiful, the people welcoming and pours great. Would make for a great weekend away!

Disliked: As with many old Irish places, not many street signs... everyone just knows already - luckily the locals are very friendly and will often come up and see if you need a hand if you're holding a map!

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


05 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: 1day is enough

Liked: Small w loads of local music available (though i did travel on fri).

Disliked: Next to obvious attractions not much else to do

100% Avg. rating
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  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


02 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy

Liked: Great

Disliked: No

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


10 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go to Cleeres on a Monday night!

Liked: Speak to the locals! A bar called Cleeres with a red front in Parliament st is awesome. They have traditional Irish music on a Monday night which is a must. The castle is pretty cool.

Disliked: Not really.

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
98% Avg. rating


04 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Customer Travel Tip: Visit Bridies!

Liked: Great location for weekends away

Disliked: No!

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


13 May 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Nil

Liked: Small compact city with enough to do and see. Friendly and pleasant to visit.

Disliked: Nil

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


14 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: go to the castle.

Liked: great churches. The castle is nice. The city looks authentic and medieval.

Disliked: Not much things to do but Eh ! it's a small town !

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 40%
71% Avg. rating


07 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Customer Travel Tip: Bring umbrella/ rain jacket

Liked: Shops. Pubs. Atmosphere

Disliked: Weather

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


14 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Spend the small fee to climb the 100 ft high roundtower at the Cathedral, you'll get an awesome view over the city!

Liked: It is a beautiful city with a charme remaining from ancient centuries. The pubs are all historical and cosy at the same time. The city itself is clean and looks wonderful!

Disliked: No :)

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


23 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Walk around and discover new places, chat with the local people

Liked: Nice place to visit, really recommendable. Fantastic nightlife with live music in most of the pubs

Disliked: No

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
96% Avg. rating


19 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Beautiful town to visit. Climbing the cathedral tower is well worth the 2 eruo!

Liked: The Castle and Cathedral. Also has lovely cafes!!

Disliked: N/A

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82% Avg. city rating Rated by 71 customers

Activities / excursions 81%

Restaurants / eating out 86%

Shopping 76%

Chilling out / relaxing 85%

Getting around / public transport 76%

Sightseeing 85%

Culture 87%

Nightlife / partying 81%

Value for money 79%

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