Top 5 Attractions in Limerick

Settled within the beautiful Shannon region is the wonderful Irish city of Limerick. Nestled away on the mid-west coast of the Republic of Ireland, a trip to Limerick will put you at the forefront of heritage, history and plenty of culture.

Travelodge Phillip Street Hotel Guest Room Top 5 Attractions in Limerick

As Ireland’s third largest city, Limerick has a bit of everything. From a buzzing nightlife to charming locals, plenty of medieval history to explore and cobbled streets to wander, it’s easy to enjoy a couple of days in the city. Stick to a budget and opt for one of the Travelodge hotels in Limerick, so to avoid unnecessary accommodation costs and use it as a base for your Irish adventure. With many attractions waiting for you to explore them, you could be spoilt for choice, but here’s five of the best.

King John’s Castle

This 13th century castle on King’s Island is found in the heart of the medieval region of the city. With stunning views, 800 years of history and well looked after battlements and fortifications, the attraction offers hours of exploration.

Be sure to check out the excavated pre-Norman houses and the historical exhibitions to take you back to times gone by. Receive your own coin as a souvenir from your visit – after all, it used to be the home of King John’s mint when he was Lord of Ireland.

Hunt Museum

Spend an afternoon browsing the exhibitions on display here at the Hunt Museum, homed in the old 18th century customs house in Rutland Street. Proudly displaying over 2000 artefacts, including items from the Stone Age and ancient Egypt, the museum is home to the Antrim Cross, art by Picasso, a Da Vinci bronze horse and a substantial collection of medieval Irish exhibits.

Limerick City Museum

Illustrating the history of Limerick and its people, this museum includes archaeological finds and accounts of the struggle for independence.

St Mary’s Cathedral

Founded in the 12th century, this cathedral is the oldest and most historic building used in Limerick and is an absolutely beautiful piece of architecture to see during your stay.

St John’s Cathedral

The second cathedral in the city and the considerably younger Catholic counterpart to St Mary’s, but well worth a visit.

Enjoy your trip to Limerick and appreciate everything that the city holds.

 

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