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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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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.
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A great, interactive attraction - good for school aged kids

This museum is a good one to take kids aged 8 years and upwards. There is an activity sheet they can go through, which makes them _actually_ read all the info cards, pull out the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This museum is a good one to take kids aged 8 years and upwards. There is an activity sheet they can go through, which makes them _actually_ read all the info cards, pull out the drawers, watch the movie videos and visit every nook and room! I love the idle live characters like the moneyer, the masoner, the soilder, constable... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I didn't have much expectations since I hadn't been there in years! The really have made into a great attraction. The whole experience is very interactive and great for kids! You can try on costumes, shoot canyons and look in drawers. It was also extremely reasonable at 10 euros for an adult. I recommend it if you are visiting Limerick.

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Limerick, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Great visit to King Johns castle on Saturday. Highly recommended for a visit for adults and children. I had two young children aged 6 and 4 with me and they thoroughly enjoyed it. They received an activity book each with different tasks to do which helped them engage with the different parts of the castle. Great cafe with reasonably priced... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I spent the morning wandering around the castle, up and down stairs and across the walls. It's worth going to the top of the tower, the views over Limerick and the river are spectacular.there are audio presentations all through the castle and the individual displays with interactive information is very interesting.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This is all about the structure of the castle. Much of it remains and it is easy to imagine how the inhabitants lived under siege. Situated alongside the river, the view from the top of the towers is magnificent. The car park is supervised and free!! Not to be missed.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Spent an afternoon thoroughly enjoying the history experience at the Castle. Watched amazed as kids bought ìn to the experience. Not just a tourist attraction - a must for Limerick people too

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Bellmore, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visited King John's Castle as part of our CIE Tour. It was a nice place to visit and probably the highlight of Limerick City. Great views from the top.

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We had limited time so spent only an hour here, but should have spent 3, at least. Great interactive exhibitions, loads of info presented well for all ages. We will return to complete the tour!! Great view from tower!!

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The armory was a disappointment but the castle was great. Visitor center was really nice-quite an improvement.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A beautiful castle in a part of Limerick that deserves a visit with time! The tour uses a lot of multimedia effects and it is very interactive! Highly recommended!

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