Ancient East Kilkenny

The Aspect Hotel Kilkenny is a great base during your journey through Ireland’s Ancient East. Located in the South-East of the country, Kilkenny is a cultural stronghold stemming from its beginnings as a Norman settlement.

The Medieval Mile

Medieval Mile | City Centre, Co. Kilkenny

At the Aspect Hotel Kilkenny the Medieval Mile is only a 10 minute walk away. The Medieval Mile consists of a walk through the town where you can visit over 20 different sites along the way. From the 12th century Kilkenny Castle to the National Craft Gallery there is something for everyone and it is well worth a visit.

St. Nicholas’ Tomb | Co. Kilkenny

St. Nicholas’ Tomb is a forty minute drive from our hotel. Here you can visit the tomb of the 3rd century Saint which is shrouded in mysticism and legend. St. Nicholas is the man who inspired the legend of Santa Claus and his story and myth are absolutely fascinating.

Smithwicks Experience | City Centre, Co. Kilkenny

In the heart of the city and again a short walk away from our hotel this Smithwicks tour shows you how one of Ireland’s oldest ales is made and also the history of the brewery and ale. Take a stop for refreshments on your journey through the Ancient East, learn about then drink an ale that has been perfected through centuries of experience.