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Address: Nicholas Street | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 61 360 788
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.

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We went here today as it was recommended by a family member, we werent disappointed!! We both highly enjoyed it! A lot of the area's where wheelchair friendly! Which was great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Dundalk, Ireland
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Dundalk, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here today as it was recommended by a family member, we werent disappointed!! We both highly enjoyed it! A lot of the area's where wheelchair friendly! Which was great to see! Would recommend going if your in the area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well organized, informative, and we got to decompress a bit from a week in Killarney before heading to Normandy.

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Greeley, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a self guided tour and it is very in-depth and cool. Tons of history and really great access to the interior and exterior of the castle.

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Bantry, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in November. Do allow plenty of time as there is a lot of information to absorb. From videos to murals to interactive displays, King John's Castle has it all! A self-guided tour is best as it allows you time to pause and read, if you wish, or to move on to the next items. Outside, various trades are reenacted,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the castle one morning for 90 minutes but you really need twice as long to do see everything properly. They have done a good job in the way all of the history and information has been laid out with photo drawings writings and videos. You could even pose as a castle guard in uniform. After getting all of... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely take the short stroll to the castle from the centre of the city. Lovely walk along the river - well signposted. Interactive exhibits and loads to see and do. Make sure you go up the 2 towers as the views are fantastic.

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Thank AnnCoe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't decide what to do in Limerick, and our hotel recommended the castle to satisfy our dose of adventure for the city. Touring the place can easily take several hours if you're a history buff like us and read / watch all the information presented to you. The place really caught and kept out attention, and even our four... More 

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Thank Lalaine V
County Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the more authentic Castles remaining in Ireland. This is well worth a visit if in the limerick Region. Very helpful staff,and a nice little Cafe and shop on site.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent visitors center and the castle itself has been thoughtfully restored. There are a lot of stairs some of which are steep and slippery so may not suit persons of limited mobility and small children.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Built in 2010 and so majorly impressive. This is a fantastic place to visit. A massive formidable structure built for purpose not pomp and opulence. A real castle to visit. The visitors centre is tastefully done with glass walls giving great views of the inside. We were all really impressed.

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