Ballybur Castle is a five storey 16th century towerhouse, 8km south of the medieval city of Kilkenny. The castle has been restored to it's former authentic glory using the same techniques and materials as the original 16th century builders. The rooms are larger and the stairs wider than in most of the known square towerhouses. With external dimensions of 38x30 feet, rising to a height of 65 feet, a surprising feature of Ballybur Castle is the light, though narrow, the windows have deep angled sills which deflect the light very efficiently.
Ballybur Castle is now a luxury self-catering holiday home where you can have an unforgettable stay. Available for long or short term lettings, modern comforts have been incorporated without detracting from the charm and simple grandeur of this ancient dewlling. All beds in Ballybur Castle have orthopedia matresses, electric blankets, duvets with covers and feathered cushions, bedrooms also have victorian cast iron radiators installed. The castle comfortably sleeps eight people. The kitchen is fitted with a sink, oven grill, microwave and of course crockery, cutlery, glasses, etc. Full cleaning and catering services can be arranged.
It is a thrilling adventure for younger and older people alike, with lots to see and do in the area surrounding Ballybur Castle, (see our activities pages for more details), it is the perfect location for a relaxing 'get away from it all' break, a small family occasion, a photoshoot, for hosting an exhibition and the ultimate honeymoon destination!
A unique and beautiful example of a medieval towerhouse, built for security and status, and still very much a feature of the Irish landscape today!