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King John's Castle

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Address: Nicholas Street | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 61 360 788
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.

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We really enjoyed our visit to King John's Castle. The exhibits were excellent, particularly the interactive ones and most especially the people dressed in character who were in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dublin
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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to King John's Castle. The exhibits were excellent, particularly the interactive ones and most especially the people dressed in character who were in the main courtyard demonstrating aspects of life during olden times. We particularly enjoyed the archer and the fact that you could participate and have a go, while being guided by the staff.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was treat in the city of Limerick with a lot of history in its walls. It actually was a castle and museum in one. The views were beautiful and looked out onto the River Shannon. It was a lovely spot that we actually happened upon during our one night in Limerick.

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

We were unable to tour inside because the posted closing time on Trip Advisor was incorrect. We walked around outside and visited several pubs in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

is this an amazing place full of interesting history and also view s of the whole city and lovely staff

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walked here from the Absolute Hotel in Limerick (we'll review that another time...GREAT!) John's Castle is right on the River Shannon and is quite impressive. A nice thing to do in the afternoon...and for those who shop, the gift shop is well stocked and fun to browse through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great history lesson. Very well done. Needs about 1-1.5 hours. Great views from top of castle. Recommended

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle is huge and encompasses much Irish history. However there is no guided tours. The beginning information and video displays before leaving the center are nice, but once in the castle it becomes sparse. I felt they could do more to enrich the experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rich in history and information! What a wonderful spot to take in Limerick. Love how they blended the old with the new!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I go there every year and I never get bored of it it is full of history and activities to do the souvenir shop is really cheap

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to miss this castle, sitting on the River Shannon with a magnificent entrance across the river. Price was reasonable to enter and they have many interactive displays with tons of background information about the castle built around 1200AD. Limerick was the center of the world in spite of being the third largest city in Ireland at the time. King... More 

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