Step into a world where history comes alive with every step you take on our “Kilkenny’s Artistic Charm & Hidden Stories Tour” walking tour. Traverse the medieval streets of Kilkenny and uncover the stories of ancient castles, serene abbeys, and historic inns. From the mysterious passages of Butterslip to the solemn beauty of St. Canice’s Cathedral, each site offers a unique glimpse into a past filled with intrigue and wonder. Feel the echoes of history at Grace’s Old Castle, and stroll through the lush Rothe House Garden. As you explore, you’ll not just see Kilkenny’s iconic landmarks—you’ll become a part of the city’s vibrant history. Join us for an adventure that’s not only about places but about experiencing a connection to the legends and lives that shaped them. This tour isn’t just a journey through time; it’s your chance to be the hero in your historical exploration.

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  • Explore Kilkenny's rich artistic tradition and unique black marble.
  • Discover the humor and fun at Kilkenny's 'Cat Laughs' festival.
  • Uncover hidden stories in the historic streets and buildings of Kilkenny.


  • Professional local tour guide

Route & Duration

2 hours
  • 1


    The Butter Slip is a narrow medieval corridor of Kilkenny! Visit this lovely walkway and find a unique medieval atmosphere, a beautifully arched entrance, and interesting history!

  • 2

    Hole in the Wall

    The Hole In The Wall is a bar & music venue located right in the heart of Kilkenny! Visit and find a beautifully decorated attraction, lively atmosphere, and interesting history!

  • 3

    The Tholsel, Kilkenny

    The Tholsell is a beautiful building in the heart of Kilkenny and also part of the medieval mile! Visit and discover rich history, beautiful architecture and many more!

  • 4

    Kytelers Inn

    Kytelers Inn is one of the oldest inns in the whole of Ireland! Here you will learn about interesting history, find lovely interior and a unique atmosphere that will make you feel like a local!

  • 5

    Grace's Old Castle

    Grace's Old Castle is a historic castle building in the center of Kilkenny! Visit and immerse yourself in fantastic architecture, rich history, and unique atmosphere!

  • 6

    Rothe House & Garden

    Rothe House is a notable Tudor merchant’s townhouse! Here you will find three fantastic houses, several impressive architectural features, a small museum, and many more exciting views along with a large beautiful garden!

  • 7

    The Black Abbey

    The Black Abbey is definitely a must-see! Visit and find a peaceful atmosphere, stone carvings, impressive sculptures, a unique figure of the Blessed Trinity, beautiful architecture, and rich history!

  • 8

    St. Canice’s Cathedral

    St Canice’s Cathedral is called a hidden gem on Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile! Visit and find impressive examples of Gothic architecture, magnificent stained-glass windows, the largest collection of burial monuments in Ireland, and many more eye-catching views along with the rich history!

  • 9

    St. Francis Abbey

    St. Francis Abbey is a medieval Franciscan abbey and also a National Monument! Visit and immerse yourself in stunning architecture and learn the remarkable history!

Meeting Point

We will meet outside Butterslip.
Butterslip Lane, Apartment 2, Dalgan House, St Kieran's St, Gardens, Kilkenny, Ireland See Map

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.