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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.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
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Nicholas Street | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can spend a good few hours in this castle. There is plenty to keep all ages occupied. Don't attempt the towers if you are scared of heights.

Thank sccrabble
Reviewed 4 days ago

King Johns castle is one of the oldest castles in Ireland. Sitting on the banks of Irelands longest river, the Shannon. Visitor center is great, a wealth of information about the castle and Limerick throughout the ages. You can visit the castle too and walk...More

Thank Tomás C
Reviewed 1 week ago

King John's Castle provides a lovely view of Limerick area. It was a very rainy day when we arrived so we rushed through the exterior sights in the middle of the castle. The castle was undergoing some renovations but more are needed. There is a...More

Thank Carrie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

King John's Castle is nice if you like history, but for me not too much to go and see. Castle well maintain and clean

Thank Aneta K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the kids on the castle tour - underground catacombs were interesting. We all liked climbing the turrets that overlook the river. Lots of 'hands on' exhibits which kept the boys' interest engaged. Learned a bit, ate in the café. Good stop!

Thank NotALostWanderer
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really wanted to learn about the dense and tangled history connected to this very important historical site but I found the museum portion of the tour to be less than useful along those lines. The displays were mostly text that read more like a...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Second visit to King Johns castle and it was just as good as the first time. Lovely few hours spent with family, doing the treasure hunt and exploring all the different parts of the castle. €12 in for an adult and then under 5...More

Thank IrishNicky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited King John's castle with my wife over Christmas and was happy to find it as interesting as I had remembered. The quality of the presentations is high and history of the castle really brought to life. It must be said that some of...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to learn the history of Ireland. Great museum/displays, plus fun to explore the castle itself.

Thank Valerie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was surprised and impressed with King Johns Castle. I've passed it for years and finally went in. It hasn't been too commercialized yet like Bunratty and you can go into loads of the rooms as well as under the castle!! Lots & lots of history...More

Thank Orlagh S
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Melanie Dawn V
9 January 2018|
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Response from Vanja A | Reviewed this property |
definitely! great tour good for all age groups.
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