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“June 12th visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Athlone Castle

Athlone Castle
Athlone, Ireland
09064 42130
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Athlone
Type: Castles
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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.
Roscommon, Ireland
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9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“June 12th visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We went in a group of 22 and it was no problem, wish we had more time there it was very interesting. We were shown where the lift was and a man helped the less able of us to use it. The views from the castle over Athlone were stunning.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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English first
dublin ireland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“over the shannon bridge..well worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

i like our walk all over town and along river bank and we saw athlone castle...al done up and looking stroong and splendid..great place to visit...do give it an hour when in athlone

Visited April 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Great Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Easy to access and great views from top. No charge just to walk around main area. Got lovely photos of the river and the town itself.

Visited May 2013
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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Step back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This castle has recently undergone major refusrbishment and reopened to the public. It tells the history of the area over several centuries and features some excellent interraction exhibits which will appeal to all ages. I visited with a group and as we had a busy schedule couldn't stay as long as warranted, but will definitely return. Allow between 1 and 2 hours.

Visited May 2013
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Carrickfergus
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“From one Norman Castle to another.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Living in Carrickfergus which has a Magnificent 1280 Castle we are into Castles and found this one and it's history very interesting.
There are great video depictions of the siege and the whole story is very well told with lots of eager volunteer staff on hand to assist.

Visited May 2013
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