Whilst Ireland’s capital may be famous for it’s pubs, the city has so much more to offer in terms of culture, history and extraordinary sights. For many people, a trip to Dublin often involves hopping from one Irish pub to the next and whilst that is certainly a lot of fun, it is worth noting that there are so many other fantastic places to visit. Below we’ve shared some of our favourites.
Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny
Kilkenny Castle is easily one of the most recognisable buildings in Ireland. The stone castle was built by William the Earl Marshall and completed in 1213. The square-shaped castle has towers at each corner, though today only three of these four towers remain. The Butler family bought Kilkenny Castle in 1391. They were a remarkable family, made up of Earls, Marquesses and Dukes and generations lived there for over five hundred years.