Athlone Castle Visitor Centre, Athlone

4.2
#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in County Westmeath
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. Put Athlone Castle Visitor Centre on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Athlone trip itinerary planner .
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  • Just a bunch of brochures. Nothing special about this stop. You can go here when disappointed that the castle is closed the day you stopped by to visit.  more »
  • If in athlone, it is worth a visit to see thos very historic castle. There has been high improvements made to the site with a visitor centre and museum added in recent years. It's not very big and it ...  more »
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  • Very interesting displays. Particularly fun interactive displays that kids (of all ages) can enjoy. We had a wheelchair adult in our company - the only entrance is via a very steep ramp. However once you are in the main building museum it is totally wheelchair friendly. We really enjoyed the visit and would recommend.
  • Very well presented exhibitions, lots of information, enjoyed the interactive items o side and outside and the dress up area. Lady on desk at entrance was very friendly and helpful. Very easy to get around and there is a lift.
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