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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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Cool to see

We just pulled over to see the castle on our way west. Very impressive and it's a cool spot for a photo right on the River Shannon. Worth a stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We just pulled over to see the castle on our way west. Very impressive and it's a cool spot for a photo right on the River Shannon. Worth a stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I've visited many castles across Europe but this is the best Ireland castle IMO. This is superb place to visit with family. Is an attraction for old and young tourists. I recommend you visit the forge! Must see when visiting Limerick

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The views from the castles high points are amazing. The beginning is a little slow but the end is totally worth the time.

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limerick
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18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Located on the banks of the river Shannon, King Johns is well worth a visit. Steeped in history, with interactive story telling and dress up costumes for children its a fabulous way to spend a few hours. Then relax in the very comfortable restaurant for a coffee after all the steps and climbing! Well worth a visit

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Limerick, Ireland
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22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Worth a visit for locals and tourists alike since it reopened. Gives a nice glimpse into the history of the city and the view from the top of the castle are wonderful especially for photographers.

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Galway, Ireland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

King John's Castle is one of the highlights of any visit to Limerick. It has been refurbished to a very high standard in recent years, and is the oldest surviving Norman castle in Europe. There is a very pleasant cafe overlooking the river Shannon, though I must say this was just a bit on the expensive side. The interpretive centre... More 

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Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

king Johns castle limerick is a beautiful historic castle just off Nicholas Street well worth the visit and lots to see visited many times showing tourists around beautiful views of city and the Shannon river you wont be disappointed in our city as it has so much historical sites and thing s to see the castle also is near the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's been a while since I visited its a mix of indoor and outdoor to suit irish weather.it well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Went here with my dad when he was visiting. Interesting exhibit, hands on stuff for kids, great views from the towers. Really nice coffee shop and store.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Took my wife and 3 kids to see it as we live I. Limerick and pass it regularly the kids kept asking to go so we did and were not disappointed very interesting displays and lots to keep the smallies entertained and some great views of the city from the towers

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