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King John's Castle

Address: Nicholas St. | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: (0)61 360788
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Ranked #6 of 55 Attractions in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.

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Spiddal, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Really worth visiting. Found the tour engaging and interactive and ties in with junior cert history! Lots of information delivered in interested ways.

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Paris, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful Castle. We went with Ireland Pageants for a photoshoot. you have to go see it ! Friendly Staff and I got beautiful photos here!

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Yoakum
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Waiting for the sun to rise enough for a particular photo I had chance to tour the castle. Found there to be more information than I could take in. Really enjoyed the view from the top... which by the way has best cellular reception. Then upon completion of my visit had a nice cup of coffee in the gift shop.... More

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Krakow, Poland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It's always nice to walk around a place that exists for 800 years. When you get into the museum, you don't see that you're inside the castle. Ot's filled with lots of multi-media information about the history of the castle and Ireland. It starts with medieval times, later we jump to 17th century. After this you get outside, where you... More

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Bedford, Ohio, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a must-see if you are in Limerick. It started out with an excellent history museum, with videos and interactive games/displays, replicas of things you can touch, and other things that made it engaging. As an American, I knew very little of Irish history, and this covered a lot. It may be less exciting for someone who knows a... More

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Hacienda Heights, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I visited King John's Castle early this month and all I can say is i was pleasantly surprised by the experience. I thought it would be your run of the mill castle experience with not that much to see, but this was not the case. They have recently added many interactive and fun exhibits within the museum. It was a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The castle has recently been refurbished and the presentation of the exhibits is brilliant with many talking heads and interactive activities. Well worth a few hours visit.

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cork
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8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Did the tour of the castle and was not disappointed.The detail of the history which was a lot was very good and informative,Well worth a visit when in Limerick

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Neat castle and was located in easy part of city to get to. The videos of people talking were educational.

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Hod HaSharon, HaMerkaz, Israel
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15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This museum tries very hard to make its visitors understand and experience history. Much effort has been put into various exhibits which you can touch, mini video clips that give you some insight on what went on during the sieges, and lots of fun really. Enjoyable for the little ones as well, as the museum contains some building and ball-throwing... More

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