Staycation in Kilkenny City
Escape on a Staycation Break in Kilkenny - there's something for everyone
Make the most of summer with a staycation break in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Some would say that this season may just be the nicest time to explore Kilkenny City and the surrounding countryside. There are so many things to see and do at any time of year but take a look at some of our suggestions for top things to do in Kilkenny. Break out a cosy jumper for a relaxing walk around Kilkenny City in the Autumn, and stop off at one of the many cute cafés to enjoy a with a warm coffee and a sticky bun!
Firstly, at the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel you'll find that you're staying in the heart of this magical, medieval City where the Kilkenny Castle and the stunning 50 acre Castle Park that surrounds are just a 3 minute walk away. The landmark attractions of the Medieval Mile too are all within strolling distance - the Medieval Mile Museum, the Smithwicks Experience, Rothe House & Gardens, St Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.
The bars and restaurants for which KIlkenny is renowned are dotted around the medieval streets - music pubs like Andrew Ryan's or Cleere's are featured in lots of travel guides and there are many more... take an Insider's Tip and drop by the Hole in The Wall; a medieval hostelry not to be missed.
For families there's lots to do - on an activity break like a Bike n Hike you'll explore the city and countryside or enjoy fantastic outdoor adventures in Castlecomer Discovery Park.
Explore Ireland's Ancient East with the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel as your base - the Rock of Cashel, Waterford's Viking Triangle and the stunning seaside villages and beaches of the sunny South East Coast all make great day trips.
During your staycation break at Kilkenny Ormonde, take advantage of leisure facilities with complimentary use for our guests. Start the day off right with a swim in our 21m pool or break a sweat in our fully-equipped gym. Book yourself some pampering time at KO Spa; offering face and body treatments using VOYA, the organic range of Irish seaweed products. We recommend that you make your spa appointments before you arrive.
For those who enjoy the outdoors, then our Bike & Hike break is a great option - explore the countryside of County Kilkenny and venture out to the picturesque village of Bennettsbridge, home to the famous Nicholas Mosse Pottery Studio Country Shop and Café. On this break you’ll take a bike from the City along the River Nore, park up your bike in the village of Bennettsbridge and stroll back along the riverbank into the City.
For a memorable staycation in Kilkenny,
Great Staycation Breaks
Plan an escape to the heart of this medieval city, stay in the only city center hotel with a pool and spa and enjoy all of its attractions on your doorstep. Choose from a range of great value breaks that include extras like family dining, bike hire or entrance to Kilkenny Castle.