County Kilkenny offers an abundance of fascinating Historic Sites, Castles, Abbeys, Irish High Crosses, forest parks and scenic drives all within easy distance of Blanchville House.
Gowran Collegiate ChurchDating from 1275, it features monuments of great beauty and is located just 3 miles from Blanchville House | See DirectionIreland.com for more details
Irish High Crosses | Kilree High CrossThere are a number of High Crosses, mostly dating from the 8th & 9th centuries to be found at Kilree, near Kells, Killamery, Kilkieran, Ullard and Duiske Abbey | see TheIrishPlace.com for more details
Dunmore CaveA well-developed show cave consisting of a series of chambers, exhibition centre, guide service, steps, cat-walks and lighting - admission by guided tour only | see VisitKilkenny.ie for full details
Kilkenny CastleThe main seat of the Butler family from 1391 until the present century. There are guided tours, an art gallery, cafe, extensive pleasure grounds and well equipped outdoor children's play area | see KilkennyCastle.ie for full details
Kells PrioryAn extensive, Augustinian Priory founded in 1193 adjacent to which is a large mill that now serves at a visitor centre and craft area | See Monastic.ie for full details
Jerpoint AbbeyLauded as the finest Cistercian monastic ruins in Ireland with a visitor centre, exhibition and guide service provided | See Monastic.ie for full details
Rothe House Museum & GardensA 16th Century Tudor Town House of great charm and featuring a fine period costume display as well as frequent visiting exhibtions | see RotheHouse.com for full details
Kilfane Glen & WaterfallThe romantic era garden (1790) has been recently restored and features a waterfall and cottage ornee.