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King John's Castle

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This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.
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Nicholas Street | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
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All reviews interactive displays the river self guided tour gift shop all ages great history history lesson well worth a visit lots of history great visit couple of hours limerick city tower courtyard actors battlements information
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is beautifully presented with a range of interactive facilities. The undercroft is interesting, but the above ground buildings excellent.

Thank Mccloughlin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited St Johns catle yesterday. Mid November and it was so good and so enjoyable. Recommend highly.

Thank mocronin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with our family of 3 children aged between 4 and 10, and enjoyed the interactive displays and the informative videos. There was plenty of child-friendly activities, with a sheet of quizzes and object searches keeping the younger 2 busy. The castle itself is...More

Thank Kerryclan
BCFPI, Guest Relations Manager at King John's Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind review! We're delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience at King John's Castle!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to learn about Ireland's struggle against other countries and the blood that was shed to remain independent until the bitter end. The castle itself has actors in period costume roaming around adding to the authenticity of the site. The foundation of the castle...More

Thank mlaustin
BCFPI, Guest Relations Manager at King John's Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive feedback! We're delighted to hear you had such a wonderful & immersive experience at King John's Castle!

Reviewed 1 week ago

King Joh Castle offers to feel unique history of Limerick City and surroundings. Highly recommended for visitng with kids and on your own as well. Interesting expositions and lots of history are awaiting for you inside.

Thank Natallia K
BCFPI, Public Relations Manager at King John's Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review Natallia. We're delighted to hear you had a wonderful time at King Johns Castle!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the castle several times with our growing family over the years. This time, with one 13 year old in tow, we sought refuge from the rain, not really expecting to see much that was new. Very impressed with the range of new...More

Thank claireg634
BCFPI, Guest Relations Manager at King John's Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Claire for your wonderful review, we're delighted to hear your a loyal visitor to King John's Castle, and we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here after visiting St Mary's Cathedral down the street. We paid 9E each to visit the entire castle which is a self-guided tours. There are tons of informational displays, videos, signs, models, etc as you go through the inside part...More

Thank MT1
BCFPI, Guest Relations Manager at King John's Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review! We're delighted to hear you had a wonderful experience, and that your visit was value for money!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were travelling around Ireland.. North and South with friends from Wyoming and were looking forward to visiting Limerick and King Johns Castle. All I knew about Limerick was the Limerick ham and the Limerick verses. I wish I had not bothered to find out...More

Thank ANNA B
BCFPI, Guest Relations Manager at King John's Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback - we're disappointed to hear that your experience with King John's Castle wasn't at all enjoyable. I will pass on your feedback to the appropriate department to resolve this issue in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short on time and funds, we nearly passed on King John's Castle. But we wandered into the visitor center and found the upper level to have a wealth of interesting information and history, as well as a great view into the castle courtyard. You don't...More

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BCFPI, Guest Relations Manager at King John's Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. Very informative both historically and scientifically. Be prepared to walk up very steep and narrow stairs inside the actual castle. Not for the mobility challenged visitor.

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BCFPI, Guest Relations Manager at King John's Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive words, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to King John's Castle.

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Lauralee S
14 August 2018|
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Response from Smiggy66 |
There's a large car park right across from the castle. And it's free 😉
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Lauralee S
14 August 2018|
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Response from Gvillegator I | Reviewed this property |
It holds about 50-75 cars. I went in the beginning of August and there was plenty of space.
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denisefarmer2017
9 July 2018|
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Response from Katriona M | Reviewed this property |
Not in the castle itself, but there is a lift in the visitor centre.
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