King John's Castle

King John's Castle, Limerick: Hours, Address, King John's Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

King John's Castle
4.5
09:30 - 18:00
Monday
09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 18:00
Thursday
09:30 - 18:00
Friday
09:30 - 18:00
Saturday
09:30 - 18:00
Sunday
09:30 - 18:00
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This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.
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Regina R
Lititz, PA112 contributions
Apr 2022
Run the other way. Not worth your time or money. Castle needs a new curator because this place is a mess. The exhibits are not maintained at all. So disappointed. No other words.
Written 26 April 2022
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Nikita I
Kharkiv, Ukraine4 contributions
Mar 2022
There once was a mighty king John,
Built a castle and then he was gone.
He was Limerick's best,
And was never a pest,
But these days he could catch Omicron.

=)
Written 31 March 2022
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ghostchild2
Athlone, Ireland231 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Lovely castle. Very informative and lots of interesting things to do and look at. My son in particular loved it. Great views from the towers. Spent just over an hour.
Written 25 February 2022
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D2004Ireland
Ireland386 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Very large imposing castle on the banks of the river. Its in very good condition. Lots to see and do and loads of historical facts.
Written 11 February 2022
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Yourmom
San Diego, CA5 contributions
Stopped here while visiting Limerick. The experience is heavily about Limerick and it's history, centering the majority of the displays around the construction of the castle, the main characters that were involved in the construction of the castle, the battles that took place within and around the area and life as it was in that era. For those people who love to visit historical sites, i would say this is a must.
Written 15 November 2021
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darthsansa14
Hot Springs, AR100 contributions
Aug 2021
I really enjoyed my morning at King John's Castle. Much of the castle is well-preserved, and there is a lot of information about the history. In the courtyard, there are activities for both children and adults. The view of the Shannon is beautiful.
Written 9 November 2021
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paddie1
london6 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Even with covid limiting things somewhat, there were enough fun things to keep a 3 and 6 year old entertained, along with us! Really well setup with things to see inside and outside, definitely recommend for several hours entertainment!
Written 31 October 2021
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Ben B
6 contributions
Oct 2021
I do wish they would update their website, we along with others arrived at 10am as that is opening time advertised, but sadly our morning was wasted as they now don't open until 12noon.
Written 12 October 2021
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Niall M
3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
Great historical information, wonderfully presented. Staff are great. Worth a visit for a few hours to wander around. Great views from the tower.
Written 8 October 2021
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TrailBlazer487435
3 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We stayed at strand hotel, we were lucky with the weather, the walk along the riverside was beautiful, we really enjoyed the visit to the castle full of history, and very well informed of the history of the castle, the entrance fee was 10 euro and we got discount because we stayed at the Strand Hotel! It’s an absolute must when you visit Limerick!
Written 29 September 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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