Destination guide

The historic area of Kilkenny awaits your stay

Come and experience Kilkenny and its history, cathedral and live music. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the bars, local tours and monuments. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Kilkenny

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Kilkenny has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kilkenny Golf Course (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Gowran Park (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Mount Juliet Golf Course (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Callan Golf Club (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Castlecomer Golf Club (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Borris Golf Club (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Kilkenny

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Kilkenny is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dunmore Cave (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Jerpoint Park (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Heywood Gardens (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Kilkenny

Fly into Waterford (WAT), the closest airport, located 32.7 mi (52.7 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Kilkenny Station.

Where to stay around Kilkenny?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 180 vacation rentals near Kilkenny. From 46 Houses to 11 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kilkenny for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Kilkenny?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kilkenny. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Kilkenny (KKY): 58 vacation rentals
  • Kilkenny Castle: 58 vacation rentals
  • Talbots Tower: 58 vacation rentals
  • Butler House: 58 vacation rentals
  • Nowlan Park: 58 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Kilkenny! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Kilkenny?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kilkenny:

  • Waterford: 110 rentals
  • Birr: 28 rentals
  • Dunmore East: 89 rentals
  • Tramore: 104 rentals
  • Youghal: 66 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Kilkenny?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Kilkenny. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kilkenny Castle: 58 rentals
  • Talbots Tower: 58 rentals
  • Butler House: 58 rentals
  • Nowlan Park: 58 rentals
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 58 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kilkenny listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.