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King John's Castle

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Address: Nicholas St. | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: (0)61 360788
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9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.

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Great place to visit in Limerick! Not to be missed!

We visited the place with our children. We all loved it. First of all the staff in the entrance were very helpful and polite. Then the exhibition was really informative but at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Maria D
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the place with our children. We all loved it. First of all the staff in the entrance were very helpful and polite. Then the exhibition was really informative but at the same time it was so much fun for the children but the adults as well. Then when we get to go to the towers and the actual... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great experience. Informative and knowledgeable and great views of the city aswell. Would recommend going to King John's castle

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Thank Jonathan S
County Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Poor attraction, very little to see. Very little interaction. Some history of Ireland and Limerick but very little on the castle itself in terms of who built it , why and who occupied it when. Would not recomend

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Thank caw67
Navan, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a self guided tour of St Johns castle. Very interesting installations and curated very well to help you envision the castle when it was in use. Great for kids. Great views from the top.

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Thank Niamh C
Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having driven past the castle so often, it was good to finally make the effort and visit. The museum displays and multimedia information content are well thought out and presented. There's a definite progression through the historical timeline until you end up in the castle itself, having passed the preserved diggings of foundations and tunnels from the Williamite siege. A... More 

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Thank Chuck m
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

by far this one of our favorite stops, the admission was far and the folks that work the displays were informative and friendly

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Thank Michael C
Portadown, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very interesting and informative morning, with lots of history and interactive exhibits. A good coffee shop at the end.

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Thank Dorothy M
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to this venue was a little underwhelming. The Castle is being restored, but it is a little hit and miss. Not considered real value for money although the some aspects were interesting. A long way to go. For your money, you are given a less than useful pamphlet and told to basically do it yourself. The visit begins... More 

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Thank Noel M
Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy history, this will blow your mind. A huge section telling not only the history of the castle but of Limerick as well, the most interesting part, in my opinion, was about the siege of 1642. There is a lot of media interaction, but if you just read what it is in the walls you will also be... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's well worth a visit History making sense and very accessible Its acted out for clarity Good to take children too recommend they be over 8 maybe depending on maturity bof children

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