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Athlone Castle

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Location
Castle St, Athlone
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Distance
5 mins Walk
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Attraction
Family
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Price Range
From €4.5
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Experience an immersive journey through 5,000 years of history of Athlone Castle Visitor Centre. The castle is situated on the banks of the River Shannon, Castle Street, in Athlone, only 5 minutes’ walk from Prince of Wales Hotel.

First built in the 12th century as a timber fort, Athlone Castle evolved into a bold, defensive building. Its most significant architectural features, such as the keep, have now been harnessed to act as a dramatic backdrop to its diverse and fascinating story.

Experience an enchanted journey through the historic Athlone Castle, discover tales of bitter battles fought, and hear stories of loss, victory and bravery that kings, soldiers and generals encountered.

Athlone Castle and Visitor Centre is a treat for all the family, with courtyard picnic facilities and picturesque town views.

Athlone Castle Opening Times:

  • March to May, September and October: Tuesdays to Saturdays: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sundays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
    Last admission 1 hour before closing at 4:00 pm. Closed on Mondays.
  • June to August – Mondays to Saturdays: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sundays: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
    Last admission 1 hour before closing at 5:00 pm. Open 7 days a week.
  • November to February – Wednesdays to Saturdays: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sundays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
    Last admission 1 hour before closing at 4:00 pm. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Athlone Castle Admission Fee

Online Prices start from Adult €9 OAP/Student €6.50 Child €4.50 Toddler (aged 0-3) Free

Family Tickets also available.

Contact Details

Phone: +353 906442130 Email: info@athlonecastle.ie

Attraction Details

Castle St, Athlone
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