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#KeepDiscovering Autumn Colour in Kilkenny

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Celebrate autumn with us in Kilkenny. Whatever route you take at this time of year, you are bound to find amazing scenery and a cascade of colour around every turn. From family adventure and walking trails to autumnal gardens, Kilkenny packs a rich blend of active, relaxing and historical sites into one great autumn staycation.

This autumn, explore the change of season at Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum. Overlooking the River Nore Valley and the picturesque village of Inistioge, Woodstock Gardens has a walled garden, rose garden, rockery garden, a recreated Turner Conservatory, a collection of rare and exotic trees in the arboretum and much more including many tranquil woodland walks. #KeepDiscovering Woodstock Gardens

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Kilkenny Castle Parkland has 50 acres to experience a spectacular autumn family walk. Wallow in the falling leaves of colour on a woodland walk, let the kids loose in the children’s playground with swings, slides, bridges and benches for adults too. #KeepDiscovering Kilkenny Castle Parklands

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The 80-acre activity Castlecomer Discovery Park features a wide range of exhilarating activities for all ages, from the fun and challenging tree-top walk high amongst the sycamore trees to archery and zip lines. For the younger children, there’s a playground, an elf and fairy village, a giant bouncing net and a Junior Woodland Adventure Course where children navigate a series of low-risk challenges, balancing and steering their way through the obstacles. #KeepDiscovering Castlecomer Discovery Park

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At Nore Valley Park, you will find everything from pet farms, archery, mini golf, go karts and tractor rides across the lush green lands of the farm! There is a packed timetable of events which includes interactions with animals like lambs, baby kids, chickens, ostriches and rabbits, some of which children get the opportunity to bottle feed!!

Set against the beautiful backdrop of this scenic valley, with acres of parkland and woodlands to explore, Nore Valley Park provides hours of amusement for the family. Walk the 3km nature trail or test your skills on their giant chess board! #KeepDiscovering Nore Valley Park


From woodlands to rivers, walking trails in Kilkenny take you across the most picturesque autumn countryside, towns and villages in the county. All the walks on Kilkenny Walking Trails are free of charge and take place in areas of local heritage and natural history interest. The walks are of varying lengths and gradient, from the ‘easier’ routes like Castlecomer Loop & City Walks to the more difficult Brandon Hill Loop, all offering something for everyone no matter what the age or abilities. #KeepDiscovering Walking Trails

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So, start planning your autumn staycation now and find out how you can #KeepDiscovering Kilkenny!