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King John's Castle

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Address: Nicholas Street | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
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+353 61 370 500
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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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You just can't miss it! Enormous and fun to explore. The top offers breathtaking panoramic views over the city. When inside there's lots of information about its history. There's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You just can't miss it! Enormous and fun to explore. The top offers breathtaking panoramic views over the city. When inside there's lots of information about its history. There's even armour and weapon replicas you can use in order to fully immerse yourself in the past. What are you waiting for? Start exploring!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a lovely visit to King Johns castle in Limerick.Full of history and very informative.A must see on any trip to Limerick city.

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited St John's castle with a group of kids aged 5 - 11 and expectations were well and truly surpassed. Huge amount of interaction in the exhibits for them, really brought the history of the castle and Limerick alive. Activity sheet and collection of brass rubbings allowed them to explore the rest of the Castle and kept them entertained for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a nice place to visit if you're in Limerick. The castle and its surroundings are gorgeous and they provide you nice photos

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

King John's Castle was a treat to visit! Not only do you get to see a beautiful castle but the interactive exhibits allow you to learn so much about what you are viewing. It is well worth the short walk up the stairs to get to the top so that you can get a view of Limerick and the surrounding... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Limerick's most prominent landmark definitely did not disappoint! In fact, I learned more about local and post-Norman Irish history than I had from any other site visited in the area, and for a very reasonable €12. The self guided tour along a well laid-out timeline meant I could take my time, read and enjoy every display. I also noted many... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This 800-year-old castle (the original parts were completed in 1210) sits on the banks of the Shannon River and is close to the center of town; it also has convenient parking and a nice building with a small cafe, displays and a museum -- unfortunately, the museum was closed when we visited because there was a special Christmas event. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

very informative and modern! interactive! I really feel like they made the most of the place :) Plan enough time for it. I personally didn't do that much research before going so I didn't expect it to take me that long. I feel like I got a good value for the price. Also from the towers of the castle you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

King John's is a whole experience, not just a castle. It begins with an interactive, very thorough review of the history of Ireland, and specifically this castle. After that, you go underground to view some of the castle ruins, and then emerge into a courtyard within the castle walls. From there, you cna tour the castle itself, which also has... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here over Christmas and I really enjoyed it but for prides sake will you get a new tricolour because the one that's flying over that castle is nothing short of a national disgrace!

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