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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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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.
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Having visited here as a child more than 20 years ago I was not expecting much. However, it was very good. The new museum etc is very good and interactive. I would highly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Thomas K
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Limerick, Ireland
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Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having visited here as a child more than 20 years ago I was not expecting much. However, it was very good. The new museum etc is very good and interactive. I would highly recommend for anyone with kids who are over 8.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely time visiting the castle. The interactive sections were great for the kids and adults alike. We learned about the history of the castle and Ireland. You could explore sections on the castle and talk to a 'real life' Norman solider and his wife. There are many of a photo opatunity and great views from the top.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited the castle with my wife on a blustery day. It was a very positive experience and very informative. The staff were very pleasant but at €20 euro's it was quite expensive for what it was.

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Turin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A well presented exhibition on the history of Ireland and how it relates to the castle. Great interactive displays and friendly helpful staff.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautifully located on the shannon. King Johns castle Is with a visit. Well organised and knowledgeable staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great history right in downtown Limerick. Impressively kept castle, and a 'museum' section that is really well done (if your kids give you time to read it all!). Fun for the whole family though and a really impressive piece of Irish history that is very well kept and maintained in the heart of Limerick. Don't miss it.

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La Oliva, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I am not a fan of these 'family attractions' whch seek to make something 'child-friendly' out of an historic building and then charge an exhorbitant admission charge. We settled for peering in from the gift shop. The setting is impressive but really wouldn't bother with the 'experience' inside.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Really worth the 10 euro entry fee. Lots to see and do. To top it all there is a wonderful cafe / restaurant for lunch.

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Castlewellan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited here with 3 children, 2 teens and a 6 year old. They all enjoyed it and we spent a good couple of hours exploring. Good value for money.

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tullamore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Most impressed with this site. It was very busy when we visited. Great atmosphere and everyone seemed to be having a good time

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