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“Great day out”
Review of King John's Castle

King John's Castle
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Ranked #9 of 116 things to do in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 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 was exceptionally nice.

3  Thank Cait C
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

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 castle developed throughout the ages since (and before) the Viking invasion. Lots of the displays are interactive and suitable for children and there is a quiz for the children to fill in with a prize that they can collect in the gift shop.

There is a large cafe and also a pub opposite that caters for visitors to the castle.

I gave it four stars and not five because a few of the displays need a bit of attention - for example there is a cannon game that is missing the cannon balls.

Definitely worth a visit if you are in Limerick City as this is an attraction that can be enjoyed during all weathers.

Thank remxs
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

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 3 April 2018

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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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

King John’s Castle in Limerick is a good place to go to learn about the history of Limerick as the Castle is intimately connected to Limerick’s ongoing story down through the centuries. The information centre attached to the Castle has very good interactive displays and is full of history, stories and photos. The Castle is good to look through and provides many great photo opportunities. There is even a makeshift gallows and the stocks for a photo in a heavy tin hat. Finish off in the cafeteria and buy some souvenirs.

Thank jamescL8698OG
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