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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 69 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Super days fun at king johns castle, staff are very nice and helpful , really nice coffee shop with nice snacks, it's a must when your in the area . You won't be disappointed .

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The castle history was nicely told. There was many interactive things for kids if you are bringing a family. The view from the top of the castle was really nice to get a view of Limerick. Worth stopping in if you have time.

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Quin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Brought two 8yr olds here recently, not quite sure how it would go down. From the moment we arrived and kids were given activity books, visit surpassed all expectations. So hands on and interactive. Little girl tried on medieval dress, he tried on helmets and spears and shields. Great treasure hunt around the castle kept them engaged and small gift... More

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A really great experience. The attraction has a great audio-visual and display area which excellently describes the attraction. I had been here before, but my recent visit was a great day out, giving a great insight into Mediaeval Limerick. The underground excavation area as you go into the courtyard is an experience. The towers, courtyard, castle walls and various display... More

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Revere, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our visit to King John's Castle located directly on the River Shannon that runs right along side of the castle. Enjoyed walking through the grounds & taking a ton of photos. Recommend this side trip which is not far from the Limerick Strand Hotel. Cant imagine life back then living in a castle.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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38 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

There is nothing special inside. There are lot of interactive video machines and you can see a few 10 mins movies about the history but there is nothing like old chambers. Good thing is that you can go up the tower to see the city and the river but I was quite disappointed with the interior of the castle. The... More

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cork
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32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

central location. Parking nearby.very interesting & well laid out. Parts of the area are outdoors so its best to visit on a dry day.A great view of the city if you go to the very top of the castle.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

While much of the castle is well preserved it was difficult to get a feel of its history and of the place. The visitors centre made good use of video but it did not give a coherent narrative. I am not sure the historic and the modern fitted together that well.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Castle is just few minutes walk from city center so it is very handy. There are so many things to do in the castle. The time flies in there because everything is so interesting to know.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Excellent place to visit for all, well laid out information and the Castle has a long history, it's also interactive and easy to follow for children, the views from the top of the castle are brilliant and look across the Shannon river. Good value.

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