King John's Castle

Currently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
  • 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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TripHobo Highlights for King John's Castle

  • 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

  • 62.72% 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

66.56% 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

  • Interesting interactive castle. Personally I thought the castle needed work. More effort was taken constructing the large shop which may have been better spent on the attractions. Takes about 90 minutes to walk through of you watch all the movie clips.

  • Very good food! Loved the smoke salmon salad, the chicken served was moist and tender, and the vegetables were (not over) cooked and very flavorful. Impressive for the large number of dinners attending. Not very big on Mead but those who like it asked for more. Entertainment allowed for some artist license and was not limited to the era and included more modern Irish music and dance.

  • This has some great views and is a very large location. I found that out of all the castles in Ireland, this would be the best one to visit with children. The views from the towers are very good, especially on a beautiful day. The gift shop was very nice and a good selection available. The self guided tour was pretty good and lots of interesting history.

  • Wonderful educational unit enjoyed by all ages before walking castle grounds . Very informative and interactive. I have a membership and bring my friends here when they visit because it is a great place to begin understanding Ireland’s history. Cafe has very good food.

  • The castle views (climb to the top on the NARROW and STEEP steps) are amazing. The addition of the modern gift shop however takes away from the ancient and historic feel of the location. Without the eye sore that is the gift shop this would be a 4 star site.

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