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King John's Castle

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Address: Nicholas Street | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: (0)61 360788
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9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.

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Very interesting exhibition

The castle itself was not that fascinating, but the exhibition, that it has is wonderful and informative. Very detailed stories about the city`s numerous sieges and the techniques... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The castle itself was not that fascinating, but the exhibition, that it has is wonderful and informative. Very detailed stories about the city`s numerous sieges and the techniques used during them, lovely interactive components and a nice short film about the place as a whole.

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are two parts to this often overlooked tourist stop - a well planned and thoughtful museum and the castle and grounds itself. Constructed in 1212 by King John - yes that King John, of Robin Hood legend, it was built to last and was virtually impenetrable. But the joy of the castle today, is understanding this was a fortress... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great castle. A must if you like history. Great historical story, Read everything you see as its very enlightening. Give yourself time to stroll around as it doesn't stay open too late. Nice café there too. The view from the top is breathtaking !

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were killing time before our hotel room was ready on a wet Sunday morning. We killed a LOT of time exploring the castle and gobbling up the history. The excavation was especially interesting, and I liked the short video presentations that brought the history to life. Make time for this one!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Right in the heart of Limerick, it would be silly not to visit the castle. Take you time to explore it all, and learn about Ireland's history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating glimpse into early Irish history. Excellent displays and then you can access much of the castle and imagine life in those times!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely couple hours spent here. Views amazing from the top of the castle. Very interactive for both young amd old

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Shannon, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have lived in Limerick years and never visited the castle and was seriously impressed. The views at the top are amazing over the city, and found the tour in general very informative and interesting. Perfect for all ages. The cafe and gift shop are perfect too. Would highly recommend to experience the history of Limerick.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well done to all involved in both the restoration and the excellent modern interactive tour. A visit here will not disappoint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have a day in Limerick, it is a good idea to weave a visit to King John's Castle into your river walk. The history of the city is told by the interactive displays that precede your castle entry. There's something here for all ages, hands on stuff for children too. It's quite a spectacle to see the castle... More 

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