King John's Castle

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  • Address: Nicholas Street, Limerick, Ireland
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +353-61360788
  • Ticket Price: 8 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Observatory, Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Adventure

Although establishments date back to 922 AD, the catsle was built in the 13th century on the orders of King John. A pristine and strategic location, the castle was built on an Island off the coast of Limerick. in 1194, the Anglo-Normans finally captured the area in 1195 under John, Lord of Ireland. In 1197, local legend claims Limerick was given its first charter and its first Mayor, Adam Sarvant.

Highlights include:

  • The rustic but durable architecture of the castle.
  • Serene panoramic view of the city.

Tourists love to spend their whole day here admiring the view from the castle and exploring one of the best maintained castles in the whole of Ireland.

  • Ferry rides are available to reach the castle.
  • Do carry your own refreshments and snacks.

  • Adult: Euro 8
  • Child: Euro 4.50

  • Bus: 303, 306 connect western limerick to the castle.

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  • King John's Castle Address: Nicholas Street, Limerick, Ireland
  • King John's Castle Contact Number: +353-61360788
  • King John's Castle Timing: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • King John's Castle Price: 8 EUR
  • Best time to visit King John's Castle(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit King John's Castle: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Limerick include King John's Castle in their plan

  • 71.97% of people start their King John's Castle visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see King John's Castle

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

68.39% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting King John's Castle

People normally club together Thomond Park and St Mary's Cathedral while planning their visit to King John's Castle.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Went to the Santa experience this evening. Couldn't fault it. No queues. Santa was really good and spent time chatting with the kids. Petting zoo very cute. After the reviews last week we were half dreading it but they have obviously upped their game. Lovely night.

  • Nice place. There are a few interesting exhibitions and everything looks very well taken care of. Very creative with the way they explain the history of the place and how it relates to the history of Ireland. I specially liked the games for the kids. There are loads of things for kids to play with, from building a real size window to passing through a small tunnel. They've also arranged places of the castle with items so people can take pictures using them. Nice place to sirens a few hours.

  • Nice self guided tour. We were there at the end of November and they we're set up for Christmas. It's nice if you have kids but, we wish the Christmas stuff wasn't in the way of the history.

  • Very well displayed historical information and then out to climb the towers with spectacular views across beyond the city. Culminates with excellent cafe and shop. Allow plenty of time, well worth visit and a lot else to see nearby, e.g. St Mary's Cathedral and Riverside walk.

  • Took the kids to visit King John's castle for culture night. We had a great time. Kids loved every minute. The exhibition is fantastic and very educational. It's great to have such a fantastic historical castle on my doorstep

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