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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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Having been here twice - before its major refurbishment, I can say that it is amazing. So many things for kids to interact with. Could spend most of the day here. Great value for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Kinlough, Leitrim, Ireland
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Kinlough, Leitrim, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Having been here twice - before its major refurbishment, I can say that it is amazing. So many things for kids to interact with. Could spend most of the day here. Great value for money as well.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Interesting place. A little over the top with the modern interpretations of things and a bit cheesy, but overall worthwhile to stop there.

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Hopewell, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great for kids - and for adults too. They have a lot of interactive stuff that some adults may want to skip, but there is plenty for the grown ups as well.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

King John's castle was very interesting. The museum portion was informative with many ways of delivering information. The tour of the castle was very interesting. It was very accessible and well preserved. It provided good views of the city from the tower. It took about 2 hours to tour. Enjoyed it much.

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Goffstown, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Loved our visit here. Lots of history to see in the on site museum. The castle is partially restored and the on site guard do an amazing job telling stories to stretch even the most underdeveloped imagination. We were able to drive there because we rented a car but it would have been an okay walk for some, about two... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The castle and visitor's center have something for everyone, whether it is written history, period costumes, puzzles, or simply the ability to climb all the steps to stand atop the castle to feel like you are king of the world (and get great view of Limerick).

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very good and informative. I would have liked to have headphones instead of having to read each section.

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Grants Pass, Oregon, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A lot of historical data printed on exhibit walls. It was stuff I could have read in a book. The castle was well restored, but otherwise pretty average..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We are a family of 6, with four young girls ranging in age from 3 to 11. I was here once before but it must have been a good 20 years. The museum seems to have undergone a recent renovation. This is definitely very suitable for young children. There is a great emphasis on interaction in the two main exhibitions.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The history of LImerick is well displayed at the exhibit preceding your access to the castle. You can climb the tours for views of the city, enjoy interactive historical representations, and go below to see the structures underlying the castle. There is a cafe with light (sandwiches) refreshments and a gift shop with the usual stuff.

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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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