Gowran is a popular place to head to while you are exploring Kilkenny as some of the city’s main attractions are within easy reach. Among the places not to miss are the marvelous Gowran Park and the incredible Borris Golf Club. Also, be sure to check out the St. Laserian's Cathedral and Duiske Abbey.
There are plenty of unique museums, exhibits and venues in and around Gowran. Visit some of the remarkable artistic and historic collections including Rothe House. Treat your partner to a live performance at The Hub. The area is a treasure trove for those who love art. Make sure you see the National Craft Gallery.
Visitors looking for interesting places to visit in and around Kilkenny should go and see Kilkenny Castle, the St Mary's Cathedral and Jerpoint Abbey in Thomastown. Learn about history at Ballymoon Castle in Carlow. Admire some of the holy places such as the St John's Church. Breathe in the atmosphere and gain an appreciation of the religious history of the area.
Take a break from the tourist trail and indulge in a game of golf at the Kilkenny Golf Course and the Mount Juliet Golf Course.
If you are travelling without kids, be sure to visit the St. Francis Abbey Brewery.
To really get to know this fascinating part of the world, think about staying close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks be sure to check out the Hotel Kilkenny, the Kilkenny River Court Hotel, and the Newpark Hotel.