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Walk to the west bank of the Shannon River to see King John's Castle in its full glory. The imposing castle, built in the 13th century by King John of England, stands on the site of an old Viking fortification. Inside its walls you can see medieval weapons and Viking artifacts, along with multimedia exhibits designed to make the rich history of this location accessible to visitors of all ages. The castle's courtyard contains scenes from a 17th century siege, including a campaign tent and a blacksmith's forge. Take advantage of online ticket rates by booking your visit well in advance. To visit King John's Castle and get the most from your holiday in Limerick, create itinerary details personal to you using our Limerick trip site.
Tours To King John's Castle
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Duration: 13 hours
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Duration: 11 hours
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Duration: 3 to 4 hours
King John's Castle Reviews
This was a great stop while in Limerick. Very well maintained and go at your own pace tour with rooms set up like it would have been when people lived there. more »
When in limerick, you have to see this place. Not as complete as in expected, but they do a great job with what they have. They have a very in depth display and actors giving you a feel for what jobs.... more »
I found the history of the castle and Limerick to be extensive and very interesting. There's visual guides and cool interactive things for adults and children. Some dress ups and such things inside and outside you can sword fight and learn the old games they used to play. The views on top of the castle was grand and I recommend someone stay below to take a photo of you from above. Overall I recommend visiting king John's castle, was well worth the money you pay for the tour.
It is great fun and full of interactive history. The towers have fantastic views from the top of Limerick. It has a lovely gift shop and a fine cafe. You could easily spend half a day there.
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