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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It's about time but the cast;e renovation is done and the new visitor center is open. Great job. Worth the price of admission and the family rate is smart. Check it out!

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Dublin, Ireland
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177 reviews 177 reviews
34 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We visited Athlone Castle just after getting off the Viking Shannon Cruise, so we were in ‘historical’ mode at the time. Admission is usually €8 but on the morning we visited there was a 25% discount on entry fees, so we got in for just €6 which was excellent value. The whole place is very well laid out, and gives... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We took in a trip to Athlone Castle and found the experience very enjoyable. Extremely professional guides and the information and history of the castle that was on display was to a very high level. Grounds were extrememly clean and all areas for visitors well signposted. In all a great experience for visitors!

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Clonmel, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Very good for kids,they can interact with things inside and out,a little bit expensive at e8.00 per adult. In general though a good castle exhibition.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The museum was brilliant. It was very modern with loads of interactive things to tinker with. The displays were very well thought out and very beautiful. Well worth a visit and a must see in Athlone.

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Skerries, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is probably a little known attraction - yet it is full of surprises - Very hard to beat for value - One or two hours can easily be spent enjoying the state of the art video presentations, with 'hands-on' attractions for children, this should not be left out of your visit to this region.

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Beijing, China
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262 reviews 262 reviews
123 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Went to Athlone with my friend and we walked around the town. We viewed the castle from all sides and from the other side of the river. Personally I didn't think it was worth paying the 6.5 EUR to go inside. Thus we just took pictures from outside. If you are bored then waste your money and go in but... More

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

Actually really enjoyed this castle. Great views and the kids loved wandering around it. It's not the biggest castle but it was lovely.

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Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great view of the city from the castle. Should take approx 90 mins to go through and see everything. http://www.athloneartsandtourism.ie/athlone-castle/

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Shannon, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I found the experience enjoyable, but many of my tour members were disappointed. I had no preconceived notions, so I just enjoyed the interactive stations.

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