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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%
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Nicholas Street | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
+353 61 360 788
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ths Visitor's Center at King John's Castle was full of information. We loved reading about everything that happened here and listening to the interactive displays. The technology incorporated in this presentation was very impressive. We could really feel as if we were there. I especially...More

1  Thank mklinger
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The pre-museum tour is a bit much with all of the videos running at one time. The castle itself it neat to view since it is from 13th century. St Mary's cathedral is close by, make sure to go inside and tour it.

Thank LFB_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

a must visit if your in Limerick and have not been before, great value for money and lots to see if you like history

Thank jp w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For everyone who loves history, this place is really cool! I recommend avoiding days that are very rainy or windy, as it is difficult to access the towers.

Thank giovannaianes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in Limerick for lunch and to tour this great castle. Had enjoyable time. Has terrific views of the city.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here about 5 times now through college and taking friends. Amazing since theyve it done up. Great for all the family and couples also

Thank Gug S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in history this is a great tour to do . Very reasonably priced and self guided. Great information ( layout can be a little confusing though) and panoramic views of Limerick City wellworth a look. Go early to enjoy time at...More

2  Thank Majie83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the Munster match was delayed by 3 hours due to a waterlogged pitch we took a stroll down the road from Thomond Park. I can't really comment on the inside of the castle as all we did was take refuge in the lovely warm...More

Thank cassiuskerrigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having some time to spend before departing Ireland, my fiancee and I strolled along the river from our hotel to the remains of King John's castle. While a pretty funky rendition of a castle restoration, the 3-d images of various castle dwellers made for a...More

1  Thank 73journey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. The castle was well done. Many areas set up to show how the castle might have looked and about the lives of the people who lived there. I really appreciated the introduction to the history of the castle. It was...More

Thank MG2009
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Melanie Dawn V
9 January 2018|
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Response from Jackie G | Reviewed this property |
yes i think she would really enjoy it good for any age group
Emer D
1 October 2017|
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Response from Shoman62 | Reviewed this property |
Sure you can. After we had toured the site we came back the following day and bought some souvenirs. You enter the gift shop and cafe from the street side behind the cannons to the right of the entrance that you use to tour... More