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

King John's Castle - Review

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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  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting King John's Castle

  • 95% of people who visit Limerick include King John's Castle in their plan

  • 62.73% 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

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

66.58% 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.

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King John's Castle, Limerick Reviews

  • A fantastic castle. Very interactive and great for kids. Our 8 and 12 year old had fun searching the castle for brass keys (and earned a small prize at the gift shop). Lots of rooms to explore with lots of props with a "please touch" atmosphere. Fantastic views from the two towers. A must!

  • What a great trip back in history. Gives one an up close view of what life was like in a castle. Very small rooms and narrow steps. Great view from turrets. Museum part very informative. Totally enjoyable.

  • Very cool castle. It's in a nice central location in a big city and it has free parking. You can spend a ton of time reading all the history and everything behind the castle. There are plenty of places to eat nearby, too. My biggest gripe was I felt the price was a bit high for what it is. I really just wanted to see the castle, and I didn't care to much about a lot of the history, which was a little confusing anyway.

  • King John's Castle in Limerick has been restored to a educational center. There are people in historic attire who you may ask questions to about the history of the castle and what daily life in the castle would have been like. There lots of things to do from a museum with activities for young and old to the archeological dig of the Castle. This is wheel chair accessible in most areas.

  • Great place to visit. Kept myself and my 6 yo daughter entertained all afternoon. Informative interesting and entertaining. Would recommend on a visit to Limerick.

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