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Lovely small castle

Great place to wonder round and great views of the town and river. Costumes were very good too... read more

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Eithne M
Athlone, Ireland
Amazing history and tour of Athlone castle

This really exceeded our expectations. The castle was incredibly well maintained and the displays... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Colin M
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Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is situated in the heart of the Midlands, on the west bank of the river Shannon adjacent to St Peter and Pauls Church and the Luan Gallery. It was reopened in November 2012 following extensive renovations. The 13th...more
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Athlone Castle Castle Street, Athlone N37 A6D7, Ireland
+353 90 644 2130
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place to wonder round and great views of the town and river. Costumes were very good too. Interesting afternoon spent there

Thank Eithne M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This really exceeded our expectations. The castle was incredibly well maintained and the displays outstanding. The siege video was really educational but a little gruesome for children. The displays of the Jacobites and Williamites were really impressive. The keep had some amazing items which brings...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not your typical, somewhat dry museum - this place was great fun! In addition to learning more about this history of the area (and nation), we loved the costumes. Dressed my hubby up an the English Lord and bro-in-law as a Viking. Not sure they...More

Thank Sharron G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Their curator did an excellent job portraying costumes and scenery and people from hundreds of years ago. The costuming was outside the norm, creative, and interesting.

Thank my0myers
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took a coach load of Chinese tourists to have photos taken in a rural Irish setting, this was just what they wanted. Simple and easy to access with some great backdrops

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little castle and certainly worth a visit to gain an insight in the history of the city to unwanted Protestant invaders and how important Athlone played a part in Irish history.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Athlone Castle was a fun stop with an interesting visitor's center. We learned a little about the history of the town. Hazzah! is what you say when you storm the castle!

Thank Penny A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went hoping to see some interior details of a castle and we saw a mostly finished interior that houses a museum. The museum provided a lot of information about the history of the castle and Atlone, it just wasn't quite what we were looking...More

Thank Randy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of this castle is so interesting. The museum they have inside it was just wonderful. Very professionally done and so informative.

Thank Kathleen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This visitors center is great. The way they take you through the history of the castle is very well done. They use multiple types of media, including computer based, audio, art, video, but best of all was Tom. Retired after many many many years of...More

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Phyl F
25 October 2017|
Response from CynthiaClarke | Reviewed this property |
We were charged 20 euro for 3 children and 2 adults. A family in Ireland is often inclusive of 2 adults and 3 children due to larger family sizes, and to be honest this is a reasonable price as the museum is interesting but... More
Phyl F
25 October 2017|
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Response from Colin M | Property representative |
Admission to the visitor centre is €8 for adults, €6 for Seniors and students and €4 for under 15's. Under 4 are free admission. Hope this helps Colin, Athlone Castle