1. Everything’s just a short walk away
Kilkenny is a vibrant and compact medieval city which can be explored by foot. Explore the narrow slipways and cobbled streets, historic landmarks, award winning restaurants and pubs, bright-coloured shops and festivals. Ireland’s Medieval Mile linking the 13th-century St Canice’s Cathedral and the Anglo-Norman Kilkenny Castle runs through the heart of the city. Walk this stretch with a local tour guide and you’ll hear tales woven with history and gossip through the centuries. Historical secrets whilst staying in shape? It’s a win-win.