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King John's Castle

Nicholas St. | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
(0)61 360788
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Ranked #6 of 69 Attractions in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

One of the larger castles I have been to in Ireland. They have fun interactive things as you walk through the castle. Pretty interesting 10€ per person, not too bad.

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County Cork, Ireland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a rally terrific attraction that will keep the whole family entertained for half a day which makes the entrance fee a bargain. You enter the attraction through a time passage taking you through an interactive interpretation of Irish history, the stuff they never taught you at school, full of intrigue and allegiances as well as some pretty heroic... More

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minnesota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

It was disappointing. There's this huge castle on the river and you only get to see this one tiny portion of it and it's mostly the courtyard. It's neat, but not worth the money.

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Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The tour of St. Johns Castle turned out to be very educational, for someone just starting on a tour of Ireland. The history associated with the castle was displayed in such a way that you were transpoted to the time and place.

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Melbourne Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Recently re opened after a multi million $ refurb. Links to history of Limerick. Kids & adults will enjoy it. Allow a couple of hours if you have time

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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108 reviews 108 reviews
51 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Formidable looking from across the bay and awe inspiring up close. Beautiful place and well worth the trip

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Columbus, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We couldn't visit King John's last year because the (expensive and extensive) renovation was still underway. We recently saw the the result. It was well worth the wait. Exceptionally done interactive museum that walks you through the history in a fun easy to comprehend fashion. The castle itself has something for everyone. Besides being able to climb up the towers... More

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Martinsville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was the first castle that I had ever stepped foot in. Very exciting and interesting. Extremely happy to be able to climb the to the top and see the wonderful views of the Shannon River!

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Dallas, Texas
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I'm amazed to see these structures that were built 800 years ago and are still standing. What have we built in the last 100 years that will still be around 800 years from now? Probably not much. King John's Castle has been renovated and a museum, restaurant and gift shop have been added. The museum is top notch explaining the... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Nice attraction. Easy to get around. Informative without being overdone with too many cumbersome exhibits.

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