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King John's Castle

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
King John's Castle Admission Ticket
from $13.91*
King John's Castle Admission Ticket
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This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.
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Nicholas Street | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
+353 61 360 788
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our first time to visit this castle. We weren’t sure what to expect. There was free parking near the castle, and the entire self paced tour took us a few hours. Plenty of interactive features, informative videos, and we noticed quite a few...More

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Perhaps it was just a bad day, but when we went to the visitor centre for a snack and drink, we were sadly disappointed. At 12:45 they had run out of virtually all food, but trying to get served at the counter was a real...More

Thank TrevorCrichton
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The buildings are there... amongst littered streets, locked gates and graffiti... one can only ask what happened here? It's a shocking display of unkempt heritage.

Thank Europe_Travel_Squad
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum bit is very informative with plenty of facts to keep you there for ages. Then you go to the main open bit of the castle which is lovely and well kept. The best bit though are the fantastic views of Limerick from the...More

Thank in0ne
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited King John’s Castle for the first time in years. The visitor section and historic displays are very interesting and give a great overview of historic Limerick. The castle displays themselves are ok but not overly impressive. For the price you’re charged it’s excessive. The...More

Thank Ger S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Possibly the most history i've learned about my own country in one place! Everything from the arrival of the Vikings and Normans to the pesky English :) right up to our disgraceful Civil war. An entire days worth of fun.

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked our visit and the mix of interactive museum and hands on, walk through castle. The view from the castle of the city is excellent and this stop made for some terrific photos. We stopped for coffee and cheesecake at the cafe afterward...More

Thank RCIT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent lovely afternoon here roaming around the visitors centre learning about the history of the castle. Very informative and well laid out. Afterwards we were free to roam the castle which is very impressive. I think it would be much more fun with some...More

Thank lazyfaceman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the cafe last Saturday. Omg the service firstly was terrible. The two girls on duty couldn't possibly have been slower. The sandwiches and ciabatta were prepared and wrapped in cling film and left sitting there. We ordered soup and they didn't even have...More

1  Thank Molly4435
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Compared to some of the other castles visited this was more of a museum with videos and displays then an actual historical castle..very disappointing

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Lauralee S
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Gvillegator I | Reviewed this property |
It holds about 50-75 cars. I went in the beginning of August and there was plenty of space.
July 8, 2018|
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Response from michemw | Reviewed this property |
Sadly no. The tower is old and only has stairs.