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Athlone Castle

Athlone, Ireland
09064 42130
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Ranked #2 of 7 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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English first
Mocksville, North Carolina, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The travel help desk was great for the local area and other sites. Also the castle overlooks the river and has good view of the surrounding countryside.

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northern ireland
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157 reviews 157 reviews
26 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A very historic and well kept and restored. The tourist office is in the building. You can visit the ramparts and the exhibition in the middle of the castle for free. It is very interesting and has a nice exhibition in the centre.

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Wexford, Ireland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great receptionist. Very interesting throughout. Very easy to access all areas. Beautiful views from every aspect from the grounds

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Athlone
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Athlone Castle is situated in the centre of Athlone on the river Shannon. It is a large fortification with a long history. No expense was spared in the restoration of the castle and in the provision of a great visitor experience. Top marks for the interactive displays!

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Newry, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Brilliant I love old castles and if you are in Athlone this is not one to be missed. The castle is still in great condition and the boards give a commentary and history of the castle

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Dublin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went along today with two Austrailian guests only to pay into what I would class as an interpretive center. We expected to get to see some of the actual building/fort but alas. The displays were difficult to read and see. Nobody to show you around or give information. Pity, as I have been looking forward to visiting . Apologies for... More

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Somerset
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We bought a loney planet book, which suggested to visit Athlone Castle, saw the picture and the lovely long bridge, great photo opportunity for my husband, so off we went. Found it very interesting, and there was some interaction. Please be advised that one of the rooms is not for people with sensortivity to ultraviolet light. Some of the exhibits... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Liked - not too expensive and interesting. Very central. Disliked - Not huge so doesn't take long to get round it.

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Letterkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Expensive but interesting. Expensive but interesting. Expensive but interesting. Expensive but interesting. Expensive but interesting

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Preston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

the info we had from our guide was excellent the castle is well preserved and the town folk are proud of it

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