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King John's Castle

Nicholas Street | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
+353 61 360 788
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This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Nicholas Street | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
+353 61 360 788
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

We visited the castle on a wet and windy day (typical weather for Ireland). I was very surprised by the detail of the presentations plus the visit to the foundations was very interesting indeed. There is a lovely coffee shop. The price of admission is...More

Thank Derry B
Reviewed July 22, 2017

I got the chance to visit this castle as I was heading from Shannon down to Killarney and decided to stop off in Limerick as I was never actually in Limerick before. When I got to the reception we paid in and headed up the...More

Thank danny2013do
Reviewed July 21, 2017

This was by far one of the best castles we visited while in Ireland. You can actually walk around and in a good bit of the structure. The surrounding area is nice to walk around as well.

Thank mpellegrino
Reviewed July 21, 2017

DO not miss this opportunity to explore a 1200's castle. There is so much information in the interprative center, and then you get to stroll in, around, under and through this historic castle

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

It was very interesting, has a beautiful landscape from the bastion of the castle, and the customed irish "inhabitants of the castle" are kind and handsome ;)

Thank RZsofi1989
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Not sure I would make a special trip to Limerick for this attraction, however if you are anywhere near it is well worth a few hours. We spent about 3 hours and saw all we wanted and had a quick bite to eat in their...More

Thank TrinketTobin
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Loved this castle. Great interactive displays and backstory before you come out into the castle courtyard. Take the time to slowly meander through the exhibits and read and listen. Made the experience much better. Great views fro the top of the castle.

Thank Vanessa G
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Professionally laid out, informative and suiting all ages. Lots of activities that visitor can participate in eg dressing up, archery, firing mini cannons. Some of the guides were bilingual which really put visitors from France at ease. All the staff were friendly and were pleased...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed July 18, 2017

A must visit for anyone interested in history. Well preserved and good displays. Lovely gift shop from where you can see into the castle outside area. Hopefully the work on the bridge will be completed soon as this may be off putting for some visitors.

Thank minseee
Reviewed July 18, 2017

This castle has been redone with great imagination! It allows the traveler to really understand the history of the time. It provides great interaction techniques throughout the castle too! It was highly recommended by many of the local people in Limerick who had first hand...More

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Emer D
October 1, 2017|
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Response from marie b | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can go into the cafe without doing the museum. You exit through the cafe after doing the Castle so you would be able to just go to the gift shop or Cafe.
July 18, 2017|
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Response from Natalie H | Reviewed this property |
It is approximately 20 minutes drive from Bunratty, taking into account traffic in Limerick city