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Highlights in Kilkenny
- Gorgeous medieval architecture
- Cosmopolitan city
- Incredible outdoor adventures
- Calm atmosphere
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Kilkenny
Would you like to spend a holiday in a comfortable and pleasant place that transports you out of the daily routine? The historic town of Kilkenny in the south-east of the province of Leinster in Ireland is the perfect place to go. Find a variety of comfortable and charming rentals in the heart of the city, near the best historical tourist attractions and restaurants. A town that looks like a medieval living painting that will take you back in time.Cosy holiday lettings with breakfast and gardens for large groups
From spacious rentals for 12 people, luxurious penthouses and stonewalled cottages, to beautiful country tents for only 2 people. Kilkenny has a variety of rentals with all the amenities, vibrant gardens, delicious breakfasts, sublime view terraces, and more, to make your stay enjoyable. It is the perfect city to spend a holiday in style visiting all kinds of attractions with family and friends. Sounds too good to be true? Come, check it out and enjoy the experience!
Holidays in Kilkenny
The area and getting around
Kilkenny is home to several incredible landmarks in its surroundings, such as the magnificent Kilkenny Castle, one of the most visited heritage sites in Ireland located in the city centre. Overlooking the River Nore, the castle has 21 hectares of garden, the southern part overlooking Mount Leinster and the northeast a spectacular rose garden that will leave you amazed with its colours. In front of the place you can find a few meters of luxury restaurants like Ristorante Rinuccini to end your visit with a lunch of exquisite squid fritters. Or if you prefer something sweet, you can go to Coco Café, the number one whole-food café in town and order some fluffy blueberry pancakes.The best bar in town
As well as having a variety of recreational facilities, the city also has a wide range of bars in the centre, perfect for going out at night to have fun. One of the best is Billy Byrne's pub which is located near the train station on John Street Lowe. The place has a large space with a bright and relaxing atmosphere to go with friends to drink some craft beers and have a good time. And to make things even better, the place also has delicious food such as wood-fired pizza, soups, sandwiches and contemporary evening dishes, plus a funky backdrop where they play live music.
Travellers and activities
Kilkenny offers routes for all levels of cyclists. You will find routes that run throughout the medieval town and county, where you will see beautiful scenery and trails that will test your skills. The tour is an educational and fun way to discover the hidden places of this medieval gem and visit the main tourist attractions. This makes it a suitable tour for all kinds of interests as you will be able to visit all kinds of places. The route takes you along the banks of the river and through the narrow streets covering 10 km. You can enjoy the activity on a sunny day or when the sun goes down in the afternoon. An ecological and unique way of getting to know the place.Kilkenny for shopping
For those who love to take home beautiful souvenirs, the city has the design centre with the largest and best collection of Irish design in the city. Here you will find a variety of unique and beautiful handcrafted gifts to take home with you or surprise your family. Although if you want some more luxurious gifts, Kilkenny is home to Ireland's finest jewellers, among whom is Rudolf Heltzel one of the world's best known jewellery designers. You can also visit the G.L Ryan Jewellers premises located in the thriving High Street, where Ryan can make your dream ring to surprise your partner during this holiday.
„In the 14th century the town of Kilkenny was home to Ireland's last witch, Dame Alice Kyteler, who opened the famous Kyteler’s Inn in 1323. The inn is on the St. Kieran's where visitors can eat, but the place is said to be haunted. It is one of the oldest inns in the country!“
Top 5 travel tips in Kilkenny
Enjoy a green paradise at Kiflane Glen and Waterfall in the town of Thomastown just minutes away from Kilkenny. A picturesque cottage and a waterfall that flows into a beautiful stream, flower-filled pathways and small stone bridges make this an Irish heritage site not to be missed on this holiday. 15 acres of pure beauty and a style of the Romantic movement are just a few of the wonders that await you in this magical garden.2. Visit the Medieval Mile Museum
Explore the legendary medieval museum Mile and immerse yourself in 800 years of history. Located in the heart of the city, this amazing place has unforgettable tours recommended by all those who have visited it. The site is home to limestone tombs, Kilkenny civic treasures and burial monuments from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Its beautiful lighting, lime walls and high ceilings give it an atmosphere of unrivalled peace that will leave you enchanted.3. Delight yourself with delicious truffles
Another must for your holiday in this great city is to try the delicious traditional Irish chocolate truffles at Truffle Fairy. These tasty truffles are handmade with the best ingredients, Irish cream, local liqueurs, Madagascar vanilla, fruits and nuts. Best of all they are gluten free. The shop also offers you other desserts made with chocolate such as brownies and chocolate bars with pistachio, raspberries and hazelnut. Perfect to treat yourself after a tour.4. Get a dose of adrenaline in Kilkenny Activity Centre
Experience the adrenaline rush of the amazing activities at the Kilkenny activity center. Have fun with your friends and family playing paintball, bubble soccer also called Zorb Soccer, throwing giant darts, Splatball, a less painful version of paintball and many more adventures. One of the best paintball centres in Ireland for adults and children. Not only can you test your physical skills but you can also test your intelligence in the escape room by solving different challenges and riddles to find your way out.5. Join the only ghost tour in Kilkenny
A ghostly experience that will take you through the narrow cobbled streets of the site where the first trial and witch-burning took place. During the tour you will wear a hat, a witch's cloak and a torch to illuminate the way, as the activity is during the night. You will witness the places with the most terrifying stories, you will pass by St. Mary's Church and Cemetery, Kilkenny Prison, the Black Abbey and Kilkenny Castle to reach Johns Bridge where you will witness some of the ghosts that fell into the river Nore. A tour that will give you goosebumps.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Kilkenny
What is the average price of holiday rentals in Kilkenny?
With an average price of £149.07 per night, Kilkenny lies at the upper end of the price range for holiday lettings in Ireland.
What time of year offers, on average, the best holiday rental prices in Kilkenny?
According to our most recent historical data, the months that allow you to save the most in Kilkenny are September, October, and November, with average prices of £117.6, £123.75 and £140.34, respectively.
When does the price of holiday rentals in Kilkenny go up the most?
When it comes to looking for a holiday rental in Kilkenny, the most expensive months are, in descending order, July, August and April with average prices per night of £182.77, £177.75, and £157.95, respectively.
Do I need to plan a trip to Kilkenny well in advance?
In order to not have problems finding accommodation in Kilkenny, we recommend you to be proactive, as 47% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
What time of the year can I find more available holiday rentals?
The best months to find free accommodation in Kilkenny are April (the average amount of properties that are free reached 81.5% of the total in 2020), May (72.4%), and February (71.2%).
When are there fewer rental options available in Kilkenny?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 17.6% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by September (31%), and July (38.5%).
How many holiday lettings does Holidu have in Kilkenny?
We have 50 properties for you in Kilkenny, provided by our 6 local and international partners.