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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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Nice Local Attraction in Heart of Athlone

This was our first visit to the castle, and we were suitable impressed. Not sure what to expect of a smaller castle, the exhibits have been newly renovated and have interactive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Happy_Wanderer69
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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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Donegal, Ireland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Could visit it and then dander around the town. Not much else in Athlone town to visit-a lot of premises derelict

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Athlone, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I've lived in Athlone a number of years and have been to the castle. I happened to be in town St Patricks Day shopping and my partner and I decided to go in. The Castle is a great experience, there’s no a huge abundance of artefacts in there but what they do have is of high quality and well worth... More 

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Garden City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Altho easier assessed than most Castles of Ireland, in the center of Athlone, this is really a Museum with the historical facts of the battles that took place in the town. It was ok.

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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to the castle, and we were suitable impressed. Not sure what to expect of a smaller castle, the exhibits have been newly renovated and have interactive exhibits for children (or the young at heart). Divided into several sections, one learns the extensive history of the Athlone area and the importance of the location during various... More 

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Dublin,Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We (2 adults and 3 children - 11,9,6) spent a great couple of hours wandering around the newly renovated castle - Great display of historical items but presented in an interactive way so kids weren't totally bored - even the girls.............. Staff are superb and really added to the experience.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Only poor, boring mutlimedia exhibitions are there. Don't waste your time for this. Tickets are €8 which is robbery in this case.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Interactive, informative, and entertaining. A suprisingly fun castle. Do dibella pizza after. As a nj pizza conasore. ... it's good pizza

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Really great place to pass an hour or 3. Wonderful setting. Highly recommended. Such an interesting place.

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Very nice customer service, very nice view from the top. Nice coffee ;). Definitely worth to go !!!!!!!!

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Athlone, Ireland.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When in Athlone visit the Castle, fantastic few hour and full of history and the views over the town are spectacular...

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