KILKENNY CASTLE stands dramatically on a strategic height that commands a crossing on the River Nore and dominates the 'High Town' of Kilkenny City. Over the eight centuries of its existence, many additions and alterations have been made to the fabric of the building, making Kilkenny Castle today a complex structure of various architectural styles.
The original Anglo-Norman stone castle was built for William Marshal, 4th Earl of Pembroke (c.1146-1219) during the first decade of the thirteenth century. Kilkenny Castle later became the principal Irish residence of the powerful Butler family for almost 600 years.
An annotated tour of Kilkenny Castle, beginning at the entrance gateway to the courtyard and designed to complement your visit. The guidebook follows the tour, room by room, providing additional insights to the architecture, decoration, furnishings, and paintings of the castle. It also covers intriguing medieval spaces and features beneath the ground floor of the present building.
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