St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, Kilkenny

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Visit the ancient St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, considered the second-longest cathedral in Ireland. Historians believe that this site has has hosted Christian worship since the 6th century, though the current structure dates back to the 13th century. Walk the grounds and admire the cathedral's English Gothic style. Climb to the top of the 9th-century Celtic Christian round tower that stands 30 m (100 ft) tall. Study the architecture and interiors, which have been carefully preserved in the original style. Add St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and other attractions to your Kilkenny trip itinerary using our Kilkenny trip planner.
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  • What an impressive Cathedral . with the Tower adding a different dynamic compared to the standard Cathedral. Walking around the outside was already impressive. Fortunately we visited in April so.....  more
    What an impressive Cathedral . with the Tower adding a different dynamic compared to the standard Cathedral. Walking around the outside was already impressive. Fortunately we visited in April so.....  more »
  • Super cool church! The round tower is a cool experience, climbing up ladders to the top! The church is also cool, lots of crypts. Definitely should visit if in Kilkenny! 
    Super cool church! The round tower is a cool experience, climbing up ladders to the top! The church is also cool, lots of crypts. Definitely should visit if in Kilkenny!  more »
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  • A beautiful, building. How did they build these gorgeous cathedrals and churches without modern equipment? The stained glass windows are magnificent!
  • Definitely go up into the tower if you're physically able. Such a cool experience, you won't be able to do this many other places. Would return and see the Cathedral and tower again.

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