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King John's Castle

Open Now: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.
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Nicholas Street | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
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All reviews interactive displays the river self guided tour gift shop all ages great history lots of history history lesson well worth a visit couple of hours limerick city tower courtyard actors battlements information ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Paid the entrance fee, and went through the exhibition, there is TONS of information in here, if you were a student doing a paper or a thesis on the castle, you'd get everything you need here! A lot of it seems geared towards schools, being...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maureen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I recall that King John was in this very nice castle only once, I remember how he hated Ireland and loved England. It is a wonderful creation and I spent a great deal of time enjoying history. The View across the river is spectacular.

Date of experience: July 2018
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BCFPI, Manager at King John's Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your review- we appreciate you taking the time to do that!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our visit to St Johns Castle. Great tourist stop. Well worth a visit. A lot of thought has gone into the layout of it all. Would highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CaseyPerth
BCFPI, Manager at King John's Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your review- we appreciate you taking the time to do that!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best castle tours I’ve done with the exception of a couple things. First off we loved the video people talks and some of the hands on exhibits. What we didn’t like was some were broken or missing pieces and need to be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mobly914
BCFPI, Manager at King John's Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your review & feedback. - we will make sure to let the staff in King Johns know this. Clearly you did not have the experience we would wish. Please accept our apologies.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did walk round and get pictures but the castle itself was closed for the holidays. We love castles and this is one of the grandest we have seen, Would have liked to gone inside. Another tidbit is right down the street is the Bridge...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bill M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled from Galway by bus to see Limerick and King John’s Castle. A very worthwhile trip! The gorgeous castle is in great shape and dates from the time of King John and Richard the Lionhearted of Crusades fame. A great stroll on a sunny fall.day...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BCFPI, Manager at King John's Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your review- we appreciate you taking the time to do that!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hreat spot to bring the kids to learn about tge history of Ireland i habe a very inquisitive 5year old who loved it. we also had pur 3yr old who wasn't too bother yet still enjoyed going in2 each room to have a look. A...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would strongly recommend a visit to this historic site. It is an excellent way of learning about some key phases of Irish history. The whole site is extremely well curated and presented with interactive exhibits and clear, concise information.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jack S
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Excellent from start to finish.we were worried we would be waiting for hours based on last weeks reviews but things have really improved the Grinch was fantastic.such warm welcome from all involved.we spent 3 hours there and the time flew.very entertaining and a memorable day.we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BCFPI, Manager at King John's Castle, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Thank you very much Fiona! We're delighted to hear you had a wonderful experience!

Reviewed December 12, 2018

Walking distance from town, a wonderful place to spend a quite afternnon exploring the history. Quees can soetimes be long but if your into history, worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Namel B
BCFPI, Manager at King John's Castle, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

Thank you Namel!

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January 8, 2019|
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Response from dermotk81 | Reviewed this property |
Some of it but not the towers
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Lauralee S
August 13, 2018|
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There's a large car park right across from the castle. And it's free 😉
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Lauralee S
August 13, 2018|
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Response from gvillegatori | Reviewed this property |
It holds about 50-75 cars. I went in the beginning of August and there was plenty of space.
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