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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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Pasadena, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Fun time and learned about the history of Ireland at the same time. Liked seeing all the artifacts. Excellent audio visual presentation..

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Galway, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

passed this place weekly and never entered until today wow what a great place to browse and get engrossed in the history of this castle in the centre of ireland well done all concerned

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Ennis, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

i really like the castle it's a bit small but great history. the better combination is, you go first in the Luan Gallery just across from the castle, then say you're going to the castle, and you get a 25% voucher. then you go to the castle and with the tickets from the castle you get around 20% discount in... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited on a rather wet day when we were looking for something to do in Athlone. The visit is interesting, although it could get expensive for a family. There are some really good interactive exhibits - we especially enjoyed the simulated battle screen. The 360° cinema was also really interesting and brought history to life. Younger children may get... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
16 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you are in Athlone this may be worth a passing glance but the pubs are vastly superior to the "castle" so don't make a special trip!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Athlone castle is an amazing museum attraction that manages to cater for young and old. In a well laid out, circular route around the inside of the castle it guides you through the history of Athlone and the castle from the ancient times to the present. There is plenty of detail for the history boffins but also a lot of... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I was very impressed with the care and attention that was obvious in this state of the art exhibit. Using multimedia, the exhibits appealed to all generations and the visitor could choose how in depth to go. It was heavy on military history, but this is a castle...built for defense. I highly recommend taking time to add this to your... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Took the tour, very good, nice friendly staff, Morgan in shines recommended the visit and he was right, very enjoyable.

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Khalkis, Greece
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Beautifully placed castle by the bridge over the river next to city center and old city. Well i didn't have the time to get inside (there is a ticket for entry) since my friends and i had a bus to catch.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The outside parts of the castle are free of charge, and these still hold what you would expect to see in a castle, however don't make the mistake of paying to go inside, it's all modern and more of a 21st century exhibition about the history of the local battles e.t.c. You could have been inside a brand new building... More

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