Athlone Castle, Athlone

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A visit to Athlone Castle transports visitors back to the 13th century, a time of brave knights and fair ladies. The setting for many decisive battles over the centuries, the castle underwent a major renovation in 2012 and now includes a number of modern exhibit spaces designed to provide visitors with an interactive experience. The innovative displays encourage your to engage with history as you move through each room and learn about the area's tumultuous history. The highlight of the castle remains the siege exhibit, located in the upper keep's circular gallery. Audio guides area available in several languages. You can also take a guided tour with prior arrangement. Put Athlone Castle on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Athlone trip itinerary planner .
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  • August 16, 2017
    Not much but worth the trip. Nice castle in the middle of the big city. Nice walk from town and some good views of the river  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    You can enter free of charge to the entrance of the Castle. I felt such exhibits as cannot see at all, but enough.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Lovely grounds to walk around and great river views from the castle. Giant chess set outdoors. Toilet facilities and shop.  more »
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  • June 19, 2017
    I have passed this Castle since I was a child. Its the first time inside. Beautifully restored the views are excellent. And some lovely restaurants near by
  • July 2, 2017
    Full of history and information. Great for families. Loved our time here.
  • May 30, 2017
    Check out this castle! Was very impressed with the inside as it briefs you with the historical importance of the city. Also, very interactive and great for kids.
  • June 6, 2017
    Great interactive tour and dress up costumes. Loved it. Well worth a visit
  • June 1, 2017
    Amazing irish historical experience!! The walls are magnificent and the access isn't great for disabled.

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While the eastern bank of the River Shannon has a lot of commercial glitz, many visitors prefer to stay on the western bank in Athlone, where the castle beckons travelers to this lively town. Here you will find the winding streets, cafes, pubs, and historical sites that keep locals and visitors enchanted. There are plenty of hotels to choose from in the area, although bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and apartments tend to have more personality.
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