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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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LOCATION
Nicholas Street | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
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"interactive displays"
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"the river"
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"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"
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"lots of history"
in 28 reviews
"great for kids"
in 18 reviews
"couple of hours"
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"great place to visit"
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"limerick city"
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"tower"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great cram course on understanding the history of Limerick and all of Ireland. We spent about an hour at the King John castle, but, due to the self guided tour, you can speed up or slow down that timeline depending on your degree of...More

Thank MainelyHappy
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Reviewed yesterday

You've probably heard of King John. He's the Baddie that Robin Hood and his Merrie Men were upset about. He's the guy who put his name on the Magna Carta. And he's the King who, in 1210, ordered that this castle be built. King John...More

Thank floyd s
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Reviewed yesterday

This historical site offered a lot of details of the past hostilities. We should have spent more time there to absorb more of the facts.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Disappointed with King Johns Castle. Was expecting more of a grand castle but really its a Fort. There are no Grand halls or rooms to view just a walled open area and a strange glass protrusion at the front. Yes the interactive area is very...More

Thank Ashley E
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

King John's castle is a very worth while place to visit it was a real look back in time from the two tribes men at the entry to the very end very good video shows at each place showing you what would have been going...More

Thank MrFord2302
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped in on a drizzly day in May there were no crowds which was nice the tour is nice the history before the castle proper was well laod out and worth the price of admission on its own. The castle was intersting and fun...More

Thank David R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is definitely a must when you are in Limerick. History very well explained, interesting and educational. View from a tower is amazing and I recommend to go on it. You will probably need around 2 hours to go all around the castle. Only...More

Thank PuckoCat
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very complete and varied displays and presentations - video, interactive, actors... Appropriate for all ages. Very worth the time and money.

Thank Kevin O
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Got a late start to our day so limited to one journey this trip through Limerick. First, the price is spot on for different categories. Second, they have set it up for children, elementary (age 8-15), will enjoy both education and Interactive posing, firing cannons,...More

Thank David P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum did a good job of explaining the history behind the castle. You could look down into the old footings and walls under the existing site. Within the castle walls, you can climb the stairs into the tower. Note, if you have large feet,...More

Thank btincher2001
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LDGDallas_Texas
7 May 2018|
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Response from jamescL8698OG | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of souvenirs as well as many good choices of food and drinks. Easy to spend time and money there for good memories.
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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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