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Athlone Castle

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Address: Athlone, Ireland
Phone Number: 09064 42130
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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€8 per adult for the a walk around tour was good value when your ticket gives you a discount in Kilbeggan Distillery & Sean's Bar. Henry the tour guide was very helpful and has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

€8 per adult for the a walk around tour was good value when your ticket gives you a discount in Kilbeggan Distillery & Sean's Bar. Henry the tour guide was very helpful and has the gift of the gab alright. Tour has a number of interactive exhibits from feeling the weight of a cannon ball to putting on uniforms for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The museum inside the castle was better than expected. It included interactive parts which made the experience more enjoyable. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

well laid out and informative - history from prehistory through to the present day the ticket gives a discount at various other sights - eg Belvedere House

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Castle is very well restored. If you want to know the history of the area it is well worth a visit .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

The castle is low key walk through it sit overlooking the shannon river take the short cruise come back and walk three blocks down and there is a great place for scones and tea in the middle of the afternoon with a nice light rain perfect mellow irish experience jimbo bateso

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Tipperary, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A self guided tour. But one of the staff Tommy caught up with us and told us of interesting information about the place. Bit of fun dressing up in the uniform of the time. Well worth a visit.

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Bolton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stopped to see Athlone Castle on our way back to Dublin from Galway and are glad we took the break to visit. The castle itself is well preserved and a dominant feature on the river. The views themselves are worth the price of admission and the museum exhibits are nicely done. We learned quite a bit about Irish history... More 

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Morrison, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I've been to lots of museums, not usually my favorite thing, but they really did it right with this museum! Very modern and interactive and you really don't need any guides. So much history of the area. Really well worth the time!

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COUNTY DOWN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Athlone castle did not disappoint. A good history lesson.There was a medieval fair on too which was a bonus.

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Glassan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We visited the Castle in 2010 while it was under renovation. They have done a first class job on it and it is well worth a visit...just don't arrive less than 2 hours to spend there. It closes at 6PM, so arriving after 4 means you'll be rushed.

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Additional Information about Athlone Castle

Address: Address: Athlone, Ireland
Phone Number: 09064 42130
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Athlone
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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