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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Nicholas Street | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
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+353 61 360 788
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"interactive displays"
in 68 reviews
"the river"
in 148 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 55 reviews
"gift shop"
in 75 reviews
"all ages"
in 72 reviews
"great history"
in 24 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 86 reviews
"history lesson"
in 22 reviews
"lots of history"
in 28 reviews
"great for kids"
in 18 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 24 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 19 reviews
"limerick city"
in 59 reviews
"tower"
in 253 reviews
"courtyard"
in 109 reviews
"actors"
in 49 reviews
"battlements"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The new interactive parts as you go in to the castle are very informative and entertaining the you see the ruins under the newer buildings and the you pop out in to the courtyard of the castle with lots to see and do the there...More

Thank Richard J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun to learn about king Richard the lion hearteds brother from robin hoods tales having built a castle in limerick. This is a great overview of limerick history especially with the british. The organization of the displays is very disjointed and not always chronological and...More

Thank mastaple
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice visit, though our four year old ran through most of it without allowing us to read much. He loved the cannons that shoot balls as an activity for showing information about the sieges. I liked the video guides which gave glimpses into the lives...More

Thank kelknight92
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall great experience, lots of information and all very interesting! A few of the interactive pieces of the exhibit were not working, but there was so much other information and pieces to look at that it did not detract from the experience. The physical remains...More

Thank Etchatmo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

King John’s castle sits on the banks of the river Shannon - on the opposite bank is JJ Bowles pub - the oldest pub in Limerick. The castle has a very good interactive exhibit which tells the history of the castle from the 12th century.

Thank Brian5667778
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a cold and wet afternoon, though by the time the visit ended the sun was out. The entry price is fairly steep. On entering there are a series of exhibitions that are jumbled and unclear and in terms of relevance to this...More

Thank DrStoat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited midweek with our baby daughter. We brought her in a baby carrier, given the nature of castle layouts! Very professionally set up, informative and has a nice flow. Castle is well maintained and is great for views over Limerick. Gentleman working in cafe...More

3  Thank Cait C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

King John's Castle is a large and impressive castle on the edge of Limerick City centre. It is possible to walk there from the shopping centre and easy to find. There is a really good visitor's centre with displays of how Ireland, Limerick and the...More

Thank remxs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very wet on our visit there but it is a good tour and worth the visit - expensive entry fee though. Much cheaper if you book online.

Thank Nicola L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first of many castles that we visited in Ireland. It was very informational and I would highly recommend.

Thank kevinkG983XJ
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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
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Emer D
2 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
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