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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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This appeared to be the main attraction in Limerick.The interpretational material is very good but the main event-the castle itself has suffered badly from intrusion and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The castle has been restored and renovated. There are quite a bit of interactive exhibits. I wouldn't recommend this if you are not a history buff. The view from the top of the castle is splendid.

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This appeared to be the main attraction in Limerick.The interpretational material is very good but the main event-the castle itself has suffered badly from intrusion and development.Those decisions made a long time ago are regrettable.But the insertion of a 2 storey glass modern gift shop in the middle of the castle is a sad decision.Still the castle is worth a... More 

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Bodrum City, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The castle offers so much more than other castles we visited. There are interactive activities, videos and other displays that explain the history of the Limerick castle, which I think make the castle an important venue for school children as well. We enjoyed our visit very much. The gift shop has a wide variety of gifts and products at good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Very enjoyable day spent there on my Anniversary. This was the biggest Castle I visited in Ireland. Lots of history here. We walked the turrets and the cat walk and took pictures of the city and the bridge from way up high. After being several times to Ireland and never visiting here I don't know what took me so long.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Going at your own pace, lots and lots to read. Fun period clothing to try on. Great view from top of castle tower. Good Senior discount price. Very educational

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Ennis, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The interactive exhibits were good although one was jammed. The guide in the courtyard really knew his history! Enjoyed watching young children play with the "stones" used by the stonemason--and even though many things were geared for children, an adult could learn from them also. An enjoyable afternoon and great views of Limerick from the Castle walls.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This imposing castle on the banks of the River Shannon is well worth a visit. There are lots of narrow stairs, etc., to have fun with, leading to various rooms with touch screen technology, discovery drawers and audio visuals which help to tell the story of this castle's history and wars. Along with computer imagery, animations and interactive games, it... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Very cool castle. Half of the tour teaches you about the history of Ireland, before you actually see the castle, which is cool because it explains a lot about it before you check it out. The castle is enormous and they have it set up to be fun and interactive. The view of Limerick from the towers is beautiful and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

One of the best landmarks in Limerick. Easy to get to and well worth the effort. Would recommend this as part of the itinerary. Hope this helps other travelers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great castle. It was like something out of game of thrones. The visitors centre and museum at the start are so long and slow with an enormous amount of reading. Interactive displays are interesting and the A/V presentations were redundant information if you read the signs along the way. The castle and courtyard area were awesome. Made me feel like... More 

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Address: Address: Nicholas St. | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: (0)61 360788
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Limerick  >  Limerick

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