Visit this historic castle in the heart of Limerick City and learn all about its turbulent past! One of the best-preserved Norman castles, the site of King John’s Castle has been occupied for over 1000 years, with the Vikings making some very early settlements there. This was followed by a pre-norman fortification before the Castle was finally constructed between 1200 and 1212. So step inside these historic walls and learn all about the ruthless King John and his battles with the fearless natives. Between 2011 and 2013, the castle underwent a massive redevelopment, with €5.7 million spent to improve the visitor facilities of the castle. You can also enjoy interactive exhibitions and 3D models in the visitor centre!
Where can I try unique and adventurous activities in Limerick?
If you’re looking for something totally different do, why not try abseiling from the castle walls! Yes, that’s right, you can feel the thrill of descending the historic walls in style! This is a totally unique experience that allows you to get an amazing view of Limerick. So if you’re looking for a historic day out with an adventurous twist, why not add this activity to your Stack today?
- Adult | €11.70
- Child | €8.55
- Under 3 years | Free
- Senior | €9.50
- Abseiling (includes admission) | €30.00
- Thursday – Sunday | 10:00 – 17:00