Athlone Castle Visitor Centre, Athlone

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A visit to Athlone Castle Visitor Centre 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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Athlone Castle Visitor Centre by using our Athlone trip itinerary planner.
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  • Very knowledgeable guide who gave loads of information about local walks etc. Test you strength and lift a sword. Lots of games for the younger ones and interactive information. 
    Very knowledgeable guide who gave loads of information about local walks etc. Test you strength and lift a sword. Lots of games for the younger ones and interactive information.  more »
  • We loved the experience! Stayed overnight in Athlone for convenience before continuing our trip, and loved experiencing Athlone Castle. There were aspects that suited each member of our party, which.....  more
    We loved the experience! Stayed overnight in Athlone for convenience before continuing our trip, and loved experiencing Athlone Castle. There were aspects that suited each member of our party, which.....  more »
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  • Very nice to visit. Interactive stuff for kids, plenty of interesting artefacts, costumes, to see Video presentation of history of castle. Nice views of city from the ramparts. Very good value for 10 euro per adult.
  • Very impressive. Other sites in the immediate area. Very good vicinity to experience other sites also

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