King John's Castle, Limerick

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About King John's Castle, Limerick

King John's Castle, Limerick - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Nicholas Street, Limerick, Ireland

Phone: +353-61360788

Ticket Price: 8 EUR

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

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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.

King John's Castle Information

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

King John's Castle Ticket Prices

  • Adult: Euro 8
  • Child: Euro 4.50

How To reach King John's Castle by Public Transport

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

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  • A very pleasing experience. The castle is suitable for long or short tours, whatever suits the visitor. The view at the top of the towers is enjoyable. There should be more benches outside though, because the cafe is basically the only place where one can sit and rest. Overall, I recommend it as a must, if you enjoy sightseeing. Or even if you don't :-).

  • Outdoors activities great for kids of all ages, interactive castle exploration. The museum area prior to the actual castle visit gave a thorough background on the history of the castle and surrounding area, but was not really geared to children (most of the interactive activities there were out of service). It's set up so that you need to walk through the museum before you can get to the castle. Very interesting, but a bit boring (and a bit bloody) for kids, even with several animated video areas. Most of the castle activities were outdoors. We got a bit wet from afternoon rains, but still thoroughly enjoyed the archery, pretend dueling, stockades and interactive exhibits on life in the castle. Walking the ramparts and taking in the views from various levels of the castle was a highlight. Just watch your step as it can get a little bit slippery when raining!

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  • One of the best narrative museums I've been too. Very compelling storytelling if not slightly aged. The Castle has great views of Limerick and the cafe has a good selection of food options.

  • Interesting Irish history, museum but not a particularity amazing site. Worth a visit if you have a day or two in Limerick, or if you are interested in 17/18th century Ireland.

  • More museaum then castle but a beautiful building to learn some history in. Limerick itself is a pretty busy city, very familiar feeling spot.

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