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Staycation Breaks in Kilkenny

Looking  for a Kilkenny Staycation ?

Newpark Hotel is the perfect choice for your 2022 Staycation Break in Kilkenny. Our luxury Kilkenny hotel is ideal for family breaks, romantic breaks, weekend/midweek breaks or spa breaks in Kilkenny so no matter what type of staycation break you are looking for, Newpark Hotel Kilkenny offers everything you could need for the perfect staycation.

Our 4 star Kilkenny hotel offers modern hotel roomsspacious family rooms and luxury suites for our guests to relax and unwind in as well as delicious on site dining options. As one of Kilkenny’s top hotels, we can also boast our very own luxury on site spa, health club and swimming pool which our guests can access during our stay with us. Newpark Hotel is a top family hotel in Ireland and offers plenty of on site complimentary outdoor activities such as our animal farm, playground and fairy tail so there is so much to do both indoors and outdoors at our Kilkenny hotel.

The Newpark Hotel Kilkenny rests on the edge of this medieval city, a cultural gem of festivals and historical sites.

The Newpark Hotel is also ideally located on the edge of the medieval city of Kilkenny so our guests can explore the best Kilkenny attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, Medieval Mile Museum, St. Canice’s Cathedral, Smithwick’s Brewery, Butler Gallery and so much more. As well as top historical sites and attractions, Kilkenny City and the surrounding area provides a never ending list of fun activities to suit all ages such as shopping, walking trails, cycling trails, kayaking, cosy pubs, delicious restaurants and nearby golf courses. Read more about these activities below and make sure you book direct at The Newpark Hotel for your staycation in Kilkenny. Click here to view our current offers or click book now below to see our range Kilkenny family staycation rates,

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Medieval Mile Kilkenny

Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile will bring you on a journey of discovery from the Anglo-Norman Kilkenny Castle to the 13th century St. Canice’s Cathedral. Outside in the Castle Yard, venture into the Kilkenny Design Centre and explore The National Craft Gallery which has a range of inspiring crafts from both national and international artists. Another great attraction on the Medieval Mile is the Medieval Mile Museum which brings to life Kilkenny’s history as Ireland’s premier medieval city. As you continue on towards St Canice’s Cathedral, stop off at Smithwick’s Brewery and explore the craft of ale-making mastered by 13th-century local monks. End your Kilkenny discovery at St Canice’s Cathedral, named after St Canice (Cill Chainnigh – Canice’s Church) who founded a 6th-century monastic settlement. Then climb up the 100ft, 9th-century Round Tower beside the cathedral, where you can enjoy the most wonderful views over the city.’


Standing for over 8 centuries on the River Nore, Kilkenny Castle is one of Kilkenny’s main visitor attractions. Tours of the castle are now available, and the perfectly restored building provides a great insight into life in the past.


Castlecomer Discovery Park offers hours of entertainment for both families and adults in need of adventure. The activity centre has a range of activities; from orienteering to boating, climbing, ziplining and much more. It even has activities for children as young as three to enjoy


Kilkenny’s countryside is resplendent with walking trails. These wind throughout the county, covering woodland, rolling fields, and trails beside the beautiful River Nore. There’s a trail for every fitness level, with varying degrees of length and difficulty. 


Kilkenny is a hub of shopping streets. Whether you’re looking for high-street stores, boutique buys, artisan crafts or vintage finds, you’re sure to discover what you need. Newpark Hotel is in very close proximity to Mac Donagh Junction Shopping centre, only a short 10 minute stroll away. 


Jerpoint Park is another must see for visitors interested in Irish heritage. It allows visitors the chance to walk through a 12th century ghost town; the abandoned Newtown Jerpoint. It also has a working farm and regular sheepdog demonstrations; perfect for visiting families. 


The Newpark Hotel estate is home to a variety of friendly animals. These include everything from rabbits and sheep, to peacocks, Shetland ponies emus, llamas and llpacas. The farm is open to guests in the summer months, and they can even help farm hands feed the animals on occasion. 


Kilkenny is a cultural gem, with a fascinating heritage. Spotted throughout the city and county are a number of historical attractions in Kilkenny, all originating in different periods.


Kilkenny is a beautiful county, full of parklands, forestry and natural water features that make it a fantastic home for golf courses. Kilkenny Golf Club is next door to Newpark Hotel and only a short stroll away. There are also three renowned Kilkenny golf courses within driving distance of Newpark Hotel, Callan Golf Club, Castlecomer Golf Club and Gowran Golf Club.