Top Five Things to Do in Autumn 2020
Some of the best things to do and see in Kilkenny this autumn
TOP FIVE THINGS FOR VISITORS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN KILKENNY THIS AUTUMN
Tour Kilkenny by Foot
There are few cities in Ireland that are as accessible on foot as Kilkenny city is. Being outdoors is a big part of being in Kilkenny. From thrill-seekers to those looking for a more leisurely day out, there's loads of things to do in Kilkenny while you make the most of the great outdoors. Just some of the places to visit without the car include...
Ireland’s Medieval Mile, which runs from ‘Castle to Cathedral’ in the City, this discovery trail is an ideal way to enjoy the compactness of Kilkenny City on foot.
Linking the the Anglo-Norman Kilkenny Castle and the13th Century St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower, the Medieval Mile takes in everything in between.
Kilkenny Castle is one of Ireland's most iconic and historic sites, year-round tours are available, and the parkland of the castle has 50 acres to explore, including a super childrens playground. Just a stone’s throw away, across the road is the Kilkenny Design Centre & Foodhall filled with beautiful Kilkenny crafts and delicously tempting sweet treats and lunch menu.
From the magnificent Castle to the enchanting Rothe Gardens to St. Canice’s Round Tower, which at 30m is one of only three climbable towers in Ireland and the wonderful Medieval Mile Museum which was formerly the 13th century St Mary’s Church.
The Butler Galley recently opened in its new home in the wonderfully restored Evans bulding, this is the South East of Ireland's leading Art Gallery and Museum. Located in Kilkenny City Centre. The Gallery is free to visit and open six days a week.
Kilkenny has created a great FREE audio guide that allows you to hear the stories of this medieval city...download it for free and Discover the Stories of Kilkenny here.
Kilkenny's Street Culture
Kilkenny's medieval streets are dotted with things to interest you. While you're strolling the City you'll come across boutiques, delis, craft studios, art galleries and cute cafés to stop off in and enjoy cake and a cuppa or a delicous lunch. The Farmers' Market on the Parade in front of Kilenny Castle makes a lovely browse too, if you're in town on a Thursday or Saturday.
Outdoor Activities for Families
Kilkenny was made for family fun, come rain or shine, we have some great things to do with kids in Kilkenny, from thrill seekers and adrenaline hunters to nature lovers, time travellers, arts and sports fanatics, Kilkenny has plenty to keep every member of your family entertained.
For the more adventure loving kidsand grown up kids (!), there are lots of activties to enjoy. Dunmore Caves is the perfect location to go cave exploring and is just a 10-minute drive outside the city or for the posibilty of an adrenalin filled day, then Castlecomer Discovery Park is the ideal activity park to keep everyone busy. Visit: www.discoverypark.ie. Alternatively, get on your bike and explore the City or countryside with Kilkenny's No.1 Activity on TripAdvisor, that’s Kilkenny Cycling Tours! Visit: www.kilkennycyclingtours.com
There' s much to do in the outdoors in Kilkenny - explore more here in Outdoor Kilkenny