Hill View B&B Upperchurch Thurles Tipperary Ireland

Sightseeing

Sightseeing in Tipperary stay with us at the Hill View B&B Upperchurch

County Tipperary where so many places are easily accessible. See below for some of the most popular attractions and hidden gems around Upperchurch, Thurles as well as its neighbouring areas.

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The Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel
Cashel, Co Tipperary
Distance: 18.6miles/ 30kms
Also known as Cashel of the Kings. According to local legends, the Rock of Cashel originated in the Devil's Bit, a mountain 30 km north of Cashel when St. Patrick banished Satan from a cave, resulting in the Rock's landing in Cashel. For more informations visit below website:

Holy Cross Abbey

Holy Cross Abbey
Holycross, Thurles, Co Tipperary
Distance: 9.9miles/ 15.9kms
Walk in the footsteps of Monks. Located just 16 km from The Hillview B&B Holycross Abbey spans 10 centuries of a changing social, political and religious landscape, in the very heart of Ireland. For more informations visit below website:

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Hore Abbey

Hore Abbey
Loughnafina, Co. Tipperary
Distance: 18.8miles/ 30.2kms
Hore Abbey sits in the shadow of the Rock of Cashel, in what is now open grazing land, which is accessible to the public. The Abbey dates from the 13th century when the former Benedictine Abbey at Hore was given to the Cistercians by Archbishop David MacCearbhaill (in 1270), who later entered the monastery. He endowed the Abbey generously with land, mills and other benefices previously belonging to the town. The Cistercians kept the Abbey until the 15th century when it was handed to John Butler, 9th Earl of Ormonde upon the dissolution of the monasteries. For more informations visit below website:

Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle
Castle St, Cahir, Co Tipperary
Distance: 31.6miles/ 50.8kms
Situated on an island in the River Suir. The core structure of the castle dates to construction in the 13th century by the O'Brien family. It was used as a location for a battle scene in the film Excalibur and for the TV series The Tudors. For more informations visit below website:

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Swiss Cottage Cahir

Swiss Cottage Cahir
Grange More, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Distance: 33.5miles/ 54kms
Built in the 1800's by Richard Butler. It's interior contains a graceful spiral staircase and some elegantly decorated rooms. Well worth a visit and just 50 minutes drive from us here at the Hillview B&B Thurles. For more informations visit below website:

Roscrea Castle/Damer House

Roscrea Castle/Damer House
Castle St, Townparks, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
Distance: 22.7miles/ 36.5kms
The Round Castle was built in 1213 by command of King John of England. It was originally a wooden Motte and Bailey fortification but was rebuilt in stone in 1281 along with the rest of the castle as we see it today. Though the outside of the tower appears round, the interior is octagonal. For more informations visit below website:

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