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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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Nicholas Street | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 1,673 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Definitely worth the walk. Tour through the interior and exterior- climb the turrets and enjoy the view.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Terrific place to take kids as the history of the area well presented in the museum. The castle is well preserved and aninteresting site

Thank Kermarmil
Reviewed 3 days ago

the castle lets you learn a lot about the history of Limerick but does not contain anything special and it is quite poor if you compare it to similar museums. Notwhitstanding its nice location and state, the price seems too expensive.

Thank adam l
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

old historical castle and quite big. the museum tells a lot about the history. it’s my first time visiting an old castle and I like the feeling, although the castle itself not as beautiful and magnificent as i imagined ( i thought castles would be...More

Thank Elina P
Reviewed 5 days ago

The castle grounds itself were expansive, there were interactive displays both inside and on the grounds itself. There were explanations on the history of the city from the founding through the middle ages. There was also an archaeological dig site underneath with great explanations of...More

Thank Erik K
Reviewed 6 days ago

It had been over 30 years since I last visited the castle and I have passed by it on literally hundreds (probably thousands!) of occasions over the years, simply taking it for granted. We recently had some overseas visitors and I took them to visit...More

Thank Dermot55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Castle was well preserved, history tour prior to visiting the castle was very educational. Only wish the visitor center was in a different location and fit more with the scene of the castle.

Thank James R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed walking through the castle and looking at the different chambers. The exhibition area was full of pictures of historical events, The gift shop provided a variety of great souvenir which included shirts, books and bags.

Thank ChrisAMetcalf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent, easy to follow presentation of Ireland's complex and proud history. All of the castle tour and the gift center were well laid out for visitors.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Castle is loaded with history and very well kept to its original design and architecture. Lots of interactive items, places to explore, and nice views of Limerick and the river especially from the top of the castle. Has a very nice gift and coffee shop...More

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Emer D
1 October 2017|
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Response from marie b | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can go into the cafe without doing the museum. You exit through the cafe after doing the Castle so you would be able to just go to the gift shop or Cafe.
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mapleleaf22017
18 July 2017|
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Response from Natalie H | Reviewed this property |
It is approximately 20 minutes drive from Bunratty, taking into account traffic in Limerick city
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