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Rothe House and Garden

Rothe House & Gardens Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 2893
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Self Guided History Lesson

Interesting home preserved in the city center. The size is deceiving from the street view as it... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Phoenix, Arizona
Worth visiting

The tours of Rothe House and Garden are self-guided and we found it easy to ramble around at our... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Rothe House & Gardens Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 2893

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Interesting home preserved in the city center. The size is deceiving from the street view as it looks small. It does to cost much to visit, but it is self guided and no time limit. There are three floors and a garden to explore which...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2016

The tours of Rothe House and Garden are self-guided and we found it easy to ramble around at our leisure using the information booklet provided. It is a relatively small attraction but we spent at least an hour looking around and you certainly left with...More

Thank Anna40
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Well maintained property and grounds near the centre of town. A glimpse of how life used to be fir the monied classes.

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I love getting a sense of the history of a town or building. Roethe House provided this--and the work they have done to re-create the format of the original garden is impressive.

Thank casey19
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We lost our money and our time there. Say free and you have to pay €5.50 by person. Inside the house is a collection of different things from different places and years. The house doesn't have a really history. The house show a dog's bones,...More

Thank Sandragomez70
RotheHouse, Manager at Rothe House and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Hi Sandra We're sorry you did not enjoy your visit to Rothe House and Garden. We believe the entry fee of €5.50 per adult is modest and that the self-guided tour we offer is a unique opportunity to view the three houses, the collections of...More

Reviewed 8 August 2016

By all means visit Kilkenny Castle. But also check out the Rothe House and Garden on Parliament Street, near St. Canice’s Cathedral. This is a series of three private houses, dating from the 17th c., built by a successful Elizabethan merchant. Home to the local...More

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Quite interesting, especially the garden which has been totally restored from having been a derelict site.

Thank PAT1946
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Rothe house does not sell itself from the outside and we probably would have walked past had it not been for a recommendation from a fellow traveller. The house, or houses to be more exact, extend up a long thin plot of land ending in...More

Thank shorty_Hornchurch_UK
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The houses are nothing special, just empty shells. But the garden is amazing, with many specie of old plants.

Thank Shaikailash
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Enjoyed our self tour of Rothe House and its history - great example of merchants house and its extensions as the family grew. Quite a lot of history and lovely gardens out the back which have been re created.

Thank 297janine
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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