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King John's Castle

Nicholas St. | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
(0)61 360788
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Ranked #5 of 68 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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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This was one cool place to see, right on the Shannon River in Limerick. Excellent audio/vis presentation.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The joy of seeing something that played a large role in the region's history is a bit compromised by the "Branson-esque" nature of what it has become... The historical exhibits are not bad, the displays of the architecture are interesting (re: the foundations of the castle), walking along the walls and up into the towers was cool because of the... More

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limerick
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

King Johns is an amazing place, full of history and artifacts and interactive history. The most impressive views of the river Shannon and the city from the top of the castle. Finish off your day with a visit to the coffee shop! A great day!

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Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

By far the most informative castle ruin we saw in either England or Ireland. Easily the best attraction in Limerick.

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cork
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Visited king Johns castle and it is certainly fantastic project. Plenty of historical facts coupled with fantastic sunshine and great atmosphere make this a MUST SEE. Word of caution - not suitable for older less able to climb viewers. But what a brilliant view of our treaty city. Well done to pleasant young lady in coffee shop who brought tea/coffee... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We really enjoyed the castle. It was recently renovated and had great historical information. They also had good activities for kids to be able to participate.

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Mitchelstown, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great day out in Limerick, Really engaging for children - could have spent more time there really, best activity sheets I've seen - the "rubbings" really got them interested to find them! Highly recommend it for family, great value for money

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I liked the history lesson that they walk you through and the interactive maps/ displays throughout the tour. It's small, but that's OK because you get a beautiful view of the city while you're at the top of the towers.

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visited the castle during our recent visit to Limerick, while it is well laid out the admission charge of €10 per adult is a little steep. I enjoyed the experience, but it wouldn't have hurtled if staff were a bit more enthusiastic about their work.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
48 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Modern visitor areas ruin the feel of the castle . Disappointed there was not much to do and see . There was a visiting brass band playing on the day we visited which was entertaining.

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