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King John's Castle

Nicholas St. | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
(0)61 360788
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Ranked #5 of 69 attractions in Limerick
Type: Castles
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.
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Tuross Head, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This was our first castle visit in Ireland and we were very impressed with it as a tourist attraction. The internal historical walk and displays are very well done and maintained and extremely educational not t mention interesting, easy to navigate and well signed. The views from the top of the tower were great and overall the castle is a... More

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The visitor center is well done and very informative for all ages. Castle itself is interesting too. Well worth a couple of hours. 10 Euro admission fee for adults.

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Clifton Park, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

delighted to visit the newly opened and improved visitors center. Theviews from the top of the castle are outstanding!!

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near London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Coming from the UK (although my family roots are Welsh) this is a rather sobering look at a pretty nasty part of history and as such it is an excellent facility. I particularly liked the access you are given to the fort buildings because it's so common in the UK now to have everywhere interesting closed off because of daft... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

if you want a to visit a real piece of history this is the place for you just been finished is a new visitor centre which is outstanding one of the best visits you will make a real impressive castle the real deal

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The re-vamped museum leading into the castle has great, new, interactive attractions inside. Makes learning fun!

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I think most people would head to Bunratty Castle but why would you, when King John's is right here! It has undergone a massive overhaul and I think they've done a great job. You could spend hours reading all of the history and watching the videos as you walk through the corridors. When you go into the actual towers of... More

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Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Loved it. One of the best information and exhibits I have seen. Great views. Walking distance from the Milk Market.

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The castle has been updated and the museum section has many interactive sections great for kids. Very informative and a pleasant visit during the bad weather.

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Inverness
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We went to the castle on a lovely sunny day . Our party included pensioners . We found the castle visit very interesting plenty to see and do .the staff were friendly and helpful . There were costumes dotted about for you to try on which was fun and great for photos. We went to the cafe for a snack... More

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