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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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Belmont, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A beautiful castle on the water, and a great stop as you travel Ireland. Double check the schedule of tours because it is not open 7 days a week. It was closed to tours when we were there but we were able to walk around outside to view the castle. Limerick is a sweet city to walk around and we... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

King John's Castle is definitely interesting. We learned a bit about the fall of Limerick from the tour, which was interesting. I guess it didn't look much like a "castle" to me after our visit to Bunratty. My 14 year old girl was bored, I found it somewhat interesting, but my 11 year old son really liked it. My main... More

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west mids
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Lovely castle and the restoration has been done really well. Very interactive and informative! The man who works in the blacksmiths is superb spending a lot of time with guests and sharing such a lot of information!! Would definitely recommend this experience fantastic!!

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Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Great interactive exhibition followed by fantastic views of Limerick over the river Shannon. There are many activities and videos to watch along the way, so it is a great place for children to dress up and get involved in the tour. I would recommend it to any one visiting Limerick.

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NYC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was a last minute addition to our itinerary. It was well worth the price of admission!! A lot of information and there was no one rushing anyone around. We enjoyed a beautiful day.

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Tipperary, Ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

First time here in a numbered years and first since renovation. The exhibits are modern and interactive and really impressive. It really is worth a visit even on a miserable afternoon. The access to the towers is great. Overall well worth a visit.

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Blayney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We braved the rain to experience King John's Castle, and so glad we did. What a fantastic afternoon we had here, and the views....wow. Well worth the entry fee. If you have kids, it's a must.

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