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Rothe House and Garden

Rothe House & Gardens Parliament Street, Kilkenny R95 P89C, Ireland
+353 56 772 2893
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We really enjoyed our visit to Rothe House. It is so interesting and the history is fascinating... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rosita
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Toronto, On
Interesting - beautiful garden

A self guided tour of the Rothe House is very interesting with period clothing, jewelry and tools... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Marlene S
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A magnificent 17th century Irish merchant's townhouse & garden in the centre of Kilkenny city, open as a museum, garden, genealogy centre, book and gift shop. We open throughout the year: seven days a week in summer, six in winter.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Rothe House & Gardens Parliament Street, Kilkenny R95 P89C, Ireland
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+353 56 772 2893
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"interesting house"
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"medieval garden"
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"century house"
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"self guided tour"
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"wealthy merchant"
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"large garden"
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"medieval life"
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"fruit trees"
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"well worth a visit"
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"wonderful garden"
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"parliament street"
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"entry fee"
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"hidden gem"
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"own pace"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Rothe House. It is so interesting and the history is fascinating. The gardens are really worth visiting.

Thank Rosita
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A self guided tour of the Rothe House is very interesting with period clothing, jewelry and tools visible. Architecture is pretty interesting and the buildings have been well maintained. The garden is stunning. I’d highly recommend this location for a visit.

Thank Marlene S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This house must be on your list! My favourite place was the Kitchen fireplace but all house with all history is just amazing!

Thank Adriana K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The house expanded over centuries to meet the needs of the family. Fascinating in itself, it is improved by the recreation of the family garden at the rear!

Thank Adam C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hidden masterpiece with a fascinating garden on the "roof". It dates back to the 16th century and although not full of artifacts it has a great feel to it.

Thank sergeantWorthing
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fascinating house with beautiful and peaceful gardens. The self-guided tour was informative and easy to follow. While more information is always better, there is enough to understand what you are seeing. And the marvel at the medieval lifestyle. The house is sparsely...More

Thank Taylor M
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The house is a mini museum and has a great history to it. There are three gardens at the back with an interesting arrangement of culinary. Herbs, flowers and shrubs.also some fruit bushes .if you like gardening you,l enjoy this,there,s a great aura of peace...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Unfortunately on the date of our visit a lot of paintings were away to be restored & preserved. It was still an interesting glimpse back in time to see how the more wealthy folk lived. It was nice to see the garden at the back...More

Thank P4308MBkenc
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Really enjoyed our tour of Rothe house and gardens it was very interesting and well worth going to see.If you get a chance its worth taking the time for a visit.

Thank raindeer1952
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Rothe House is well worth a visit, on arrival we were greeted very warmly and were advised that we could take an official tour, or could explore at our leisure, although we opted to look around ourselves the helpful lady showed us some of the...More

Thank robboWicklow
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Response from Theycallitmadness | Reviewed this property |
Allow 1-2 hours, that should be sufficient, but if you are on a whirlwind tour like a lot of Americans who come here, see the castle first, enjoy the touristy shopping mall opposite the castle, the high street and the... More
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