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Stay at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel & take a day trip to Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel in Tipperary is a 50 minute drive from Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

Visit the Rock of Cashel in Tipperary, a symbol of royal and religious power for more than 1000 years. The Rock of Cashel is located approximately 50 minutes drive from Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. The Rock of Cashel is a historical site in County Tipperary which was founded in the 12th century and was traditionally the seat of the kings of Munster for hundreds of years. Cashel in County Tipperary is said to have been the location of the King of Munster’s conversion by St. Patrick in the 5th century. Today, Rock of Cashel tours are hosted every hour during the day and throughout the year and it currently one of Ireland’s best tourist attractions.

Explore the medieval round tower, chapel, cathedral and castle within a wall high on a grassy outcrop; world renowned as the Rock of Cashel.The oldest and tallest building at The Rock of Cashel is the round tower which dates back to c.1100 and is 90 feet in height. This heritage site also features the Romanesque Cormac’s chapel, 13th century Gothic Cathedral and a 15th century castle.

The group of medieval buildings at Rock of Cashel sit on a plateau which overlooks the high crosses in the graveyard as well as the famed scenery of the Golden Vale of the South West of Ireland which has spectacular views that can’t be rivaled.

As it is one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions and is very popular during the summer months, the average length of guided tours at Rock of Cashel are 1 to 1.5 hours and tickets can be purchased on site only. Special rates for tickets are available for kids, families and seniors and tickets are sold on a first-come first-served basis.

If you are looking for a hotel in Kilkenny as a base for your day trip to Rock of Cashel then look no further than Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. We offer our guests spacious and comfortable family-friendly accommodation as well as a leisure centre, swimming pool, gym, sauna and luxurious spaBook your stay direct on the site now to make sure you have access to one of the best hotels in Kilkenny and within 50 minutes of the Rock of Cashel.

See what our guests have to say about the Rock of Cashel:

‘On our girls trip around Ireland, we booked two rooms at a decent price and it included breakfast...I recommend this hotel as a base in the city after visiting the Rock of Cashel.’