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Slippery when wet

Lovely Medieval lane way, but to be careful as stairs are obviously uneven and well worn, can... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
This is a wonderful way to save a few steps while you tour the city center.

Similar to what us Americans consider an alley, this shortcut between winding streets save you from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Waterloo, Iowa
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Butter Slip, Kilkenny, Ireland

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely Medieval lane way, but to be careful as stairs are obviously uneven and well worn, can imagine it would be slippery when wet.

Thank KathyB1971
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Similar to what us Americans consider an alley, this shortcut between winding streets save you from having to walk several extra blocks to cut across to another section of the city. There are multiple shop and restaurant entrances accessible throughout the Slip. A fun way...More

Thank BrenJ2012
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is a narrow medieval corridor between two streets. It used to house stalls of butter vendors on market day and ran underneath two houses. Now has some shops.

Thank CaptnGphs
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We passed through this narrow lane that connects both Hight Street and what was formerly known as Low Lane (now St Kieran's Sreet). It is beautifully arched, is narrow, is lined by stones, but hey this is what medieval would look like in reality from...More

Thank Zainab F
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I loved exploring this beautiful place ... Just perfect to take photos. It kind of feels like you walked into a Harry Potter scene :)

Thank Mibera67
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Very interesting. Really gives a sense of life in a medieval town, along with the Medieval Mile Muserum.

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Butter slip is a very useful access way between the two main streets along the medieval mile. There is a bit of entertaining history that a walking tour will inform you of. Look out for the restaurant named after the famed witches' maid!

Thank bobjanh
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The butter slip is one of several small passages off the main streets in Kilkenny. This one has several shops and links the two main, parallel streets. A pleasant, unremarkable walk through.

Thank RichardinOhio
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The Butter Slip was built in early 17th century and peppered with the stalls of butter vendors on market day. The Medieval passageway leads from High street down to St Kieran street. The path has an arched entry with stone steps. So charming & picturesque.

Thank Debra C
Reviewed 29 August 2017

if these walls could talk, its amazing how all these walls are even still standing, there are so many little take a quick right a quick left to find amazing things

Thank Kelli G
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