Hotel Near Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle is one of Ireland's top tourist attractions. Originally built by the Normans in the 12th century, this famous landmark was owned by the powerful Butler Family for over 600 years.

Today, Kilkenny Castle with 50 acres of parklands, stands as a wonderful legacy, inviting visitors to look deep into the history of one of the the greatest castles in Ireland.

How to Get To Kilkenny Castle From Butler House

Kilkenny Castle is just a few minutes stroll from Butler House. Stroll through the walled garden, through the gate to Kilkenny Castle Yrad now housing wonderful craft studios amd the National Craft Gallery and on to the KIlkenny Castle itself. Have a look at the map below for a quick guide.

The short distance between Butler House and Kilkenny Castle means that guests can effortlessly visit the castle multiple times during their stay.

In addition to its proximity to Kilkenny Castle and the Mediavla Mile, Butler House is also ideally locate - a leasiurely stroll along medieval city streets to popular attractions, such as Medieval Mile Museum, Smithwick's Experience, Rothe House & Garden and St. Canice's Cathedral.

When you choose to stay at Butler House, you not only benefit from its strategic location, but also from its charming and comfortable accommodations, an 18th century Goergian dower house, elegantly restored to offer 17 bedrooms; each indvidually decorated with its own distinct character.

Why Stay at Butler House?

Butler House is the best accomodation to stay in near Kilkenny Castle. Not only are we located right beside it, but we also have delicious food, comfortable rooms and excellent staff that are more than happy to help you during your stay.

On selected dates throughout the year, you can also enjoy our famous afternoon tea for a more fine dining setting, where we have delicate finger sandwiches, fruit tarts, macarons, pastries and more.

We also offer a delicious Cream Tea on a daily basis - Home baked fruit and plain scones, preserves and cream served with your choice of freshly brewed Tea or barista Coffee. So why not explore all that Kilkenny Castle has to offer and come join us shortly after for some tea overlooking the walled garden and Kilkenny Castle beyond ? Now, that sounds like a great day out to us!


How Far Is Butler House From Kilkenny Castle?

Butler House is a mere 5 minute walk from Kilkenny Castle, making it an ideal location for visiting.

What Else Can We Do During Our Stay?


We have a great selection of day dining and drinks from our full bar, served in our Garden View Room or on The Patio in the walled Garden when weather is fine.

If you would like to find out more and discover when Afternoon Tea is served, then visit  afternoon tea in Kilkenny.