Experience 800 years of history with this admission ticket to King John’s Castle in Limerick. Explore this 13th-century fortress at your own pace, discovering its past through the working displays, costumed guides, and interactive Visitor Centre, complete with sophisticated computer animations, 3D models, and touchscreens. Take in views from the tower, see the replica medieval scenes in the courtyard, and relax at the scenic café.
Admission ticket to King John’s Castle in Limerick
Explore the shell of the 13th-century Norman castle as you wish
Chart the castle’s story via the animations and touchscreens at the Visitor Centre
See a replica medieval tent and weaponry and coinage displays
Climb the tower for stellar views over Limerick and the River Shannon
Travel independently to King John’s Castle and head inside using your admission ticket.
This 13th-century castle stands on King’s Island beside the River Shannon in medieval Limerick, and underwent a multi-million euro revamp in 2013, including the building of a state-of-the-art Visitor Centre.
Once inside, explore the fortress and Visitor Centre at your own pace, enjoying the historical atmosphere, battlements, and interactive exhibitions.
Wander around the ruined banqueting hall, learn about the carpentry, weaponry, masonry and coinage displays from the costumed actor-guides, and explore the replica medieval tent, blacksmiths’ forge, and siege recreations in the courtyard. Plus, ascend the tower to admire the 360-degree views over Limerick and the riverside.
Journey back in time at the Visitor Centre, charting the story of King John, the brother of Richard the Lionheart, and the fortress’ history via interactive touchscreens, 3D models, and interpretive displays. Immerse yourself in the computer generated animations and holographic projections, and watch the children enjoy the fun audio-visual tasks in the Education and Activity Room.
Perhaps cap your visit at the café, relaxing over snacks (own expense) while enjoying the castle and river views.
Your experience ends when you take your leave of the castle.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Very well done! Worth a visit for sure...
, Aug 2017
Very well done! Worth a visit for sure, but not overwhelmingly exciting!
Agreed, this was one of the most interesting of the Castles that we visited while in Ireland. There were interactive exhibits for kids and period-dressed folks to have a go at sword play etc. The history was excellent, the excavations below the castle were very interesting, and the setting on the river breathtaking. One word of caution, as is often the case in Europe, coming from the center of the city, signage is not great!