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King John's Castle

Address: Nicholas St. | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: (0)61 360788
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Ranked #6 of 63 Attractions in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Just visited the Castle yesterday and felt compelled to write a review as we had such a great day! Very interactive and lots of fun, but we also learned a great deal about its history and the history of Limerick. Trying on costumes and suits of armour, working a bellows and crawling through the seige tunnel - all great fun,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really fun & interesting day out. Very professional set up and friendly staff. Great for adults & kids!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

It was a last minute decision to visit in the morning before driving toward Galway. In the hour we had we were able to explore the caslte and learn a lot about Irish history. Kids and adults enjoyed it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

First off the staff at king johns were fantastic, we were accommodated by letting us do the tour in reverse ( sort of) we started off in the restaurant with a fine bowl of soup and they could not have been nicer very nice to the children . I won't go into the details but we had a little hiccup... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

On a very wet, cold day my husband and I decided to visit King John's Castle. I had been there some years ago with our daughter and could not have been more surprised at the improvement made since then. They layout of the visitor information was excellent. There was so much to read and look at, all of it very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The history behind the structure is interesting and it sits in a awesome place for scenery/ease of access. It's not an overly impressive place when compared to the more isolated and preserved castles. Worth stopping by, but not worth devoting a whole day to.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We spent a good while going round this castle as there were many interesting things to take in. The history of the area and the castle itself was set out in such a way that you wanted to read and listen rather than skipping things after a while. The café and gift shop was good and the staff very friendly.... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Despite the inclement weather, the visit to this heritage proved to be an excellent experience. What a contrast with my last experience ca 4 years ago.!! Particularly impressive was the historical presentation and interactive display which collectively put the castle in historical context and educated the visitor in a very user friendly way. Staff in centre and cafe were very... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

having been through a few castles we thought this would be a similar experience, however the museum tour and king's island precinct were a great insight into the development of the region. make sure you give yourself plenty of time to take it all in

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Very interesting tour and abundant knowledge that you get from visiting. you can easily spend a couple of hours here listening and learning

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