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 38×30 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.
It is a thrilling adventure for younger and older people alike, with lots to see and do in the area surrounding Ballybur Castle.
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!