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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
Skip the Line: King John's Castle Admission Ticket BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $14
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Private Walking Tour of Limerick City BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $79
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Guided Tour Of Limerick City & County BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $358
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
King John's Castle reviews
Looks structurally impressive from the outside, but once inside it was not particularly impressive at all and felt like incomplete...missing walls/turrets and expansive furnished chambers. Somewhat... more »
Was really impressed with the Castle and Museum. The displays give you a very comprehensive overview of the period in Ireland from the Normans right through to the 1700’s. Well laid out and some nice.... 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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