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Athlone Castle

Athlone, Ireland
09064 42130
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Owner description: This imposing castle was originally built in 1210 for England's King John. The newly renovated space offers visitors the chance to explore 8 new... more » Owner description: This imposing castle was originally built in 1210 for England's King John. The newly renovated space offers visitors the chance to explore 8 new exhibits that tell the story of the castle and the town of Athlone on the banks of the River Shannon. « less
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Poulsbo, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This was a visual feast, the museum was quite a surprise. Costumes were displayed on life size personal replicas. History was laid out in a very knowledgable fashion.

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We all had great fun dressing up and the man with all the knowledge was amazing ... From age 7 - 73 .... Our guide was a volunteer and answered any questions we asked .... Have to say I'm not one for all the history stuff but this was a fun day out for all the family

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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169 reviews 169 reviews
65 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The last time we were in Athlone this castle was closed. This time we made sure that we got to visit the newly renovated castle-fort and museum. The museum was interesting and the movie on the seige of Athlone was on a large screen and very interesting. There is a good information center attached to this site which had some... More

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West Yorkshire
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130 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Beautiful building in a great setting by the river Great view of the river Interesting history Easy access

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Co. Kildare, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Athlone Caslte now has an interpretative centre, and the Travel Information Office in Athlone is on the grounds. The Museum has many artifacts and a short film. We had the luxury of our own guide, as we had an Italian student with an in depth knowledge of the middle ages show us around. No everyone will be so fortunate.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Couldn't go inside as we were too early, but got some great photo ops., the town is adorable. I would go back to do some more exploring.

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Limerick, Ireland
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138 reviews 138 reviews
48 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I was with a group of friends visiting Athlone and the castle visit was well worthwhile. The castle is in great condition and the exhibits are well presented. Our guide Tom was wonderful and we enjoyed his talk about the history of Athlone and the castle. I enjoyed every minute of the visit!

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new england
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Nice interactive exhibits, recently restored.Offers a unique overview of Irish history, definitely worth a visit.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Beautiful place with very nice exhibits. In the heart of the town with nice views. Awesome places nearby for lunch too!

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Waterford
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very interesting tour of the Castle, it has been very well restored and made both informative and interesting.

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