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Athlone Castle

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Address: Athlone, Ireland
Phone Number: 09064 42130
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Description: This imposing castle was originally built in 1210 for England's King John...
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.
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Athlone castle is worth a visit, they have plenty of exibits on show, it's a great way to spend a couple of hours while in Athlone

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Limerick, Ireland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Did not get chance to visit as it was closed on Monday. While walking around many tourists where around and also missed this opportunity, It Was the st Patrick's weekend when many people are around so I think a lot of these places could open to keep Tourists

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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Athlone castle is worth a visit, they have plenty of exibits on show, it's a great way to spend a couple of hours while in Athlone

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Minehead, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A great attraction for the whole family. Interactive screens, puzzles, dress up, Museum photos, models and exhibits. Tommy( Get him a name badge pls we thought he was a random visitor to start with) was an asset to the castle and told us way more than what we would've learnt from the visit alone.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Loved the fact that while you see its antiquity, there are Audio Visual displays and things for children to do. Amazing to think that this castle came within one vote of being turned into a car park some years ago. Truly teaches you that Athlone is at the centre of Ireland's history.

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Dublin
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A very interesting and interactive exhibition. There is plenty for kids and adults alike. There has clearly been a lot of investment in this and money has been well spent up create a very enjoyable visit.

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Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great entry, welcomed by v friendly host, new visitor centre well layed out, interactive and informative. Well worth while.

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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

was only a few minutes from the hotel. easy access. great views all around when up at the castle ye can see the river Shannon as far as you can see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

very interesting castle with important history-great views-helpful staff at desk-because we had stayed at local hotel we were given 15% discount off entry fee!

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Athlone, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

While you interact with the museum, you also learning a lot about the history of the town and castle. Also it has an excellent view of Athlone and discounts for others attractions. So worth it.

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Worth a visit to learn the local history of Athlone, and Ireland. Would definitely recommend a visit, if you're passing through.

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