KILKENNY CASTLE PARK & PLAYGROUND
Kilkenny Castle is one of Ireland’s most iconic and historic sites, year-round tours are available, and the parkland of the castle has 50 acres to explore.
NATIONAL REPTILE ZOO
Situated in Kilkenny City, the National Reptile Zoo has some of the rarest and most unusual animals in Ireland!
MEDIEVAL MILE MUSEUM
The Medieval Mile is a discovery trail running through the centre of Kilkenny city linking the 13th-century St Canice’s Cathedral and the Anglo-Norman castle with much more in between.
Jerpoint Glass is located across the road from the estate. Visit the studio and watch the skilled glassblowers perform their magic as they turn flowing red-hot molten glass into the beautiful Jerpoint range of glassware.
The stunning Woodstock Gardens are located just 20 minutes from the estate. The gardens are in the charming village of Inistioge. The gardens are home to a stunning walled garden, terraced garden, yew walk and rose garden. There is a €4 admission fee per car, payable on exit.
CASTLECOMER DISCOVERY PARK
The Castlecomer Discovery Park is the ideal place for a family day out. The 80-acre activity park features a wide range of exhilarating activities for all ages.
KILTORCAN GO CART TRACK
Kiltorcan Raceway is located 10 minutes from Mount Juliet Estate. It is one of Ireland’s best karting circuits and is known to be challenging, exhilarating and fun.
Founded in the 12th century, Jerpoint Abbey is one of the best examples of a medieval Cistercian Abbey in Ireland. Jerpoint abbey is six minutes from the estate.
Gowran Park is one of Ireland’s leading racecourses and is located 20 minutes from Mount Juliet Estate. Gowran Park is the perfect location for a great racing day experience.
Located next door to the estate, Jerpoint Park hosts daily guided heritage tours in the footprints of the 12th Century Medieval Town. Sheep Dog demonstrations also take place during the season, where man and dog work together as one herding.
Visit www.jerpointpark.com .
Get a tour of Highbank Orchard, just 20 minutes from the estate. During your tour, you will get a tractor train tour through the organic orchards and a visit to the beautiful stone-built distillery to sample the delicious Single Estate organic ciders, syrups and apple spirits.
Nicholas Mosse is a renowned potter based in the village of Bennettsbridge, just 15 minutes from Mount Juliet Estate. The pottery is well known for its distinct patterns that are created using cut sponges.
For other suggestions about holidaying in Kilkenny visit www.visitkilkenny.ie