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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 71 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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English first
San Francisco, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed touring the castle and the associated museum. I loved the many ways that the museum was interactive. I particularly enjoyed watch a young boy use building blocks to create an arch. Clever hands on demonstration. The views from the top of the towers were great and we took lots of photos.

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Had a great visit today! Loved the modern tour on your own museum. Yes, it's a lot to read, but for goodness sakes, read and learn something!!! The videos are amazing, fun things throughout and the views from the top are amazing!!! Inexpensive compared to some of the others!

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Oberweiler
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This castle has a great museum that you can walk through at your own pace. The museum had several fun things for the kids to do like try on clothes from battles, shoot a cannon, and build a small castle wall with blocks. Its very educational but a lot to read. However, I would rather know a little about the... More

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Guelph, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I truly enjoyed the castle and the views from the rooftops. The modern entranceway takes you through a museum which overwhelms the visitor with text and reading (it is very interesting, but I'll never remember half of it even by the time I'm done). I was disappointed that there were no tour guides or staff available, as I did have... More

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Cicero, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

You walked thru at your own pace & there were people available to answer any questions, who were very knowledgeable.It gives one a feeling of what it was like living in those times for the wealthy.

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Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I live in Limerick now ,so I think I should visit the castle . I was surprised that the inside is a very modern museum , to tell the truth , a little boring because too much to read .But it's really educating. The remains of the ancient castle and wall are breathtaking , you can feel the history though... More

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Staten Island, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The castle tour is full of interactive video presentations and even includes a place where you can try you hand and building an archway out of foam bricks. We learned a great deal about the lives of the people during the period and gained knowledge of Ireland's rich history

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Lincon, Lincolnshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great place to get the history of limerick. Brilliant views. Liked the way you were taken round the castle via signs. Didn't dislike anything, but if you don't like heights don't go up the heighest tower

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Brno
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were kindly surprised by really interesting and nice exhibition in the castle. We spent at least 5 hours there and still had lot of things to discover. It's mostly educating tour and that's what I like.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Visit this place if you are in Limerick! The inside of the castle provides a full and well presented history of Limerick with many interactive displays. The outside yard and the walls provide replicas of stables, workshops, living quarters and the like. The few from the walls is fantastic. A good choice for a morning or afternoon's learning.

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