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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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definitely worth a visit while you are in the city centre, its great for both children and adults the views are amazing and you can take some fab pictures too

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

definitely worth a visit while you are in the city centre, its great for both children and adults the views are amazing and you can take some fab pictures too

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great views of river from the castle and history timeline in museum. Nice exhibits with interactive features.

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Slingerlands, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the visit. Lots of history presented in an engaging way for adults and children alike. Best on a sunny day but plenty of indoor exhibits too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is very interesting but the visit to the castle by ourselves was excellent. We could visit the rooms which were interactive. The explanation of each place was clear, it was well kept and very tidy.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Weather you're from Limerick or not, King Johns castle definitely deserves a day out. Definitely teaches children about history and adults as well. Very interesting and certainly beautifully maintained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a place to visit in Limerick City.....historic, magical and memorable. A great day out for all of the family

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the visit to St. John's Castle but was somewhat disappointed in the amount of waste and rubbish lying around inc. tools and cables etc. I know you need to constantly work and repair a fine building like this but to a tourist eye this just looks outta place and somewhat building site like! Nevertheless I really enjoyed the sights... More 

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County Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought my 2 oldest grandkids to King John's Castle in late October. It was also my 1st time inside the gates. I would highly recommend this to anyone. I am only sorry that I had never visited there before. The kids were amazed at the way people had to live back then and it taught them to appreciate what... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is quite large and the views are amazing of the city from it. Great for anyone but especially a history lover. I would recommend for anyone to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such an beautiful part of limerick and it has all been maintained so well. Definitely worth a visit.

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