King John's CastleCurrently Open [Closes at 04:30 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.
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting King John's Castle
95% of people who visit Limerick include King John's Castle in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
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
68.39% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting King John's Castle
King John's Castle Trips
King John's Castle, Limerick Reviews
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
Starting the tour in a building that is not the Castle was my least favorite part but once you got through the school tour and into the Castle it's quite neat. Lots of information available onsite. Being able to walk inside the castle and up to the top of the two towers and cross the top and go through so many rooms was amazing. We we trying to rush this a bit and still took us about 1.5 hours on a really non-busy day. Photo ops. everywhere, but spectacular from the top tower. Small gift shop and cafe with restrooms at the end which is accessible from the castle grounds at any time. My only complaint would be the rubbish at the bottom of castle...completely takes away from the lower area.
A great and complete castle and adjoining exhibit, well suited for all ages. The experience begins with a large interpretive exhibit, detailing the castle’s role in the history of the city, well stocked with artifacts, multimedia, and touchable interactive bits. Moving through to the castle itself, the tour of the original structure is self-guided once you reach the courtyard. Unlike most tourable Irish castles, there are no mandatory climbs up narrow stairways here, so don’t leave Gran out of the fun.
Wonderful visitors centre with very detailed history boards - well set out. The archery area was fun watching people try to shoot bow and arrow weaponry. Interactive screens in each castle section with 'tradesperson/soldier' sharing their story. Gift shop and cafe available. Parking close by.
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!