A Castle Experience
The Absolute Hotel Limerick is the hotel nearest to some of Limerick's most iconic buildings and tourist attractions - like King John's Castle Limerick. Located in the heart of medieval Limerick City, this tour of a 13th-century castle is suitable for all ages.
Offering Interactive exhibitions, living interpretations, and re-enactments with costumed guides who reveal the secrets and scandals of castle life, as well as medieval courtyard games and stunning views from this stronghold of sagas, sieges, and soldiers.
Visitors can also try on some historic costumes – 18th-century dresses or chainmail tunics and make your way to the busy courtyard, where you will discover a medieval battle tent, a blacksmiths forge and scenes from a seventeenth-century siege. The sights, scenes, and sounds of King John’s Castle and its surroundings all combine to recreate the atmosphere of the era.
A series of medieval courtyard games bring the courtyard to life! These are similar to the types of games people would have enjoyed on fair days back in medieval times. These handcrafted, games offer the perfect option for a day out in Limerick!
A medieval seesaw
Medieval noughts and crosses
Tug O War
Quoits (Ring Tossing)
All games are suitable for adults and children and friendly castle characters dressed in medieval costumes will be on hand to assist.
To unlock the history of Limerick you are only an 8-minutes walk from the Absolute Hotel to King Johns Castle.
To book the castle visitor experience contact King John's Castle direct on (061) 360 788 and on their website here