King John's Castle
Near Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel
The exciting tales of battle and siege come to life within the beautifully preserved Norman Castle in the heart of historic Limerick just 35 minutes from Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel. Bringing over 800 years of local history to life, a visit to King John’s Castle is a must when staying at Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel.
King John’s Castle in Limerick
Located at the heart of Limerick’s medieval quarter, step inside the walls of Limerick’s most iconic landmark King John’s Castle. Discover the stories of ruthless King John, the noble knights and rebellious natives. Explore the spacious outdoor courtyard where you’ll get a sense of the bustling activity that took place many years ago. Expect to see some lively characters like Willem the cheerful Moneyer, the grim Constable Roger De Lees and more as you venture into the visitor centre with state-of-the-art interpretive activities and exhibitions. The use of 21st century touch screen technology, 3D models and discovery drawers are among the exciting techniques that connect you to tales of siege and warfare. Marvel at the dazzling array of computer-generated animations and ghostly projections as you travel back through time at King John’s Castle.
Join in the living interpretation and re-enactment with costumed guides who reveal the secrets and scandals of castle life. Test your skills with medieval courtyard games including horseshoe throwing, tug o war and medieval seesaw. Enjoy dramatic views of Limerick City from the ancient towers of King John’s Castle on the banks of the roaring River Shannon. There is an activity for all ages to immerse themselves in while visiting King John’s Castle in Limerick.
Open 7 days a week, 9:30am – 18:00pm (last entrance at 5pm)
It is recommended that you pre-book your visit to King John’s Castle.
Time Slots for Pre-Booking: 10am – 12pm, 12pm-2pm & 2pm – 4pm
Book Tickets for King John’s Castle on their online booking system here.
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