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King John's Castle

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Address: Nicholas Street | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
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+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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Limerick, Ireland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank 47jackied
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank Jesse C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

King John's castle has a good exhibition about Ireland's history. You can enter both the inside of the castle and the towers. From there you'll have a nice view over the ancient city centre.

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Thank Albert V
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have an appreciation for history, unique accommodations, quaint surroundings, great hospitality, and rural exploring, you will thoroughly Limerick, Ireland. Views are amazing at every angle. Visit to King John's Castle is a must!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated within walking distance from Limerick CBD, this castle is easy to visit and very interesting to see. The Irish history exhibition in the visitor centre presented a vast amount of information to make the visitors appreciate the castle's significance even more. The view from the top of the castle towers was beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did this castle with my family. IT was very educational and fun. I walk back in time. Loved it. They cost to enter was minimal also.

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