Visit Kilkenny

Make the most out of your stay at Pembroke Kilkenny and explore our beautiful hometown

Offering 4 star accommodation in Kilkenny, we are right in the heart of the action. We are a stone's throw away from a number of historical sites and some of the best shops, bars and restaurants in Kilkenny. Whether you want to take a sunny stroll, drive further afield or cycle around the city, there's plenty to see and do for all ages in and around this fantastic city.

Explore Kilkenny

  • By foot

    Kilkenny Castle

    The original Anglo-Norman stone castle was built for William Marshal, 4th Earl of Pembroke (c.1146-1219) during the thirteenth century. The Pembroke Hotel boasts wonderful views of the historic Kilkenny Castle.

    Tynan Walking Tours

    A popular and enjoyable way to get to know medieval Kilkenny departing from 16th century Shee Alms House, Kilkenny Tourist Office. The leisurely stroll involves the heroes and villains of the city's chequered past, while you explore the lanes, streets and stories of this remarkable city.

  • By bike

    North Kilkenny Cycle Route (83km)

    Stretches some 83km and the trail begins in Ballycannan. The route, which is mainly along quiet country roads passes through Tullaroan, Freshford, Ballyragget, Castlecomer.
    The signs are up along the route but the mapboards and route guide have not yet been completed.

    East Kilkenny Cycle Route (65km)

    Begins at Bennettsbridge and takes in Graignamanagh, The Rower, Inistioge and Thomastown before ending back at Bennettsbridge. The signs are up along both routes but the mapboards and route guides have not yet been completed.

    South Kilkenny Cycle Route (110km)

    The third and longest cycle route, the South Kilkenny Cycle Route, is 110km. The planned route starts at Thomastown and passes through Inistioge, New Ross, Kilmacow, Piltown, Knocktopher and ends in Thomastown. This route is still in the planning phase.

    Bike rental in Kilkenny

    A recent addition to Kilkenny is a bike rental business. This is a great way to tour the city or experience our cycle trails.

  • By car

    Made in Kilkenny

    ‘MADE in Kilkenny’ was formed in early 2009, and was set up to foster excellence in crafts in County Kilkenny, to encourage the growth of the professional craft industry and to promote the county as a shopping destination for authentic, handmade craft in Ireland. Kilkenny has long had the reputation for being a hub of creativity, and ‘MADE in Kilkenny’ was the next step. In this website, and on our brochure, you will find a guide to various designer-makers, and a map to help you find them.

    Discovery Park Castlecomer

    Where history and science come alive only 25km outside Kilkenny City from The Pembroke Hotel.

    Kilkenny Folk Museum

    Kilkenny Folk Museum in Bennetsbridge Kilkenny. Let Seamus guide you through his huge collection of items from the last century.

    Woodstock Gardens

    The gardens, overlooking the River Nore Valley, offer the visitor a wide variety of attractions and are a most relaxing and beautiful environment in which to spend a day. It is about 6km from Kilkenny city.


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Pick and Mix

With €30 credit to spend enjoying delicious dining in Statham’s Bar & Restaurant or pampering treatments in Mint.

Offer available throughout January, February and March (Subject to availability).

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Activity Breaks

Enjoy Ireland's Ancient East

Make the most of your stay in Kilkenny with an activity break.

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Bed & Beauty

Gather the girls for a fabulous escape to Pembroke Kilkenny

Enjoy an overnight stay with full Irish breakfast, indulgent Germaine de Capuccini customised facial, Mini Manicure & Mini Pedicure.

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