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Athlone Castle Visitor Centre

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Athlone Castle Visitor Centre

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Athlone Castle Castle Street, Athlone N37 A6D7 Ireland
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Whiskey Distillery Excursion
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Whiskey Distillery Excursion

Spend a day sampling some of the finest whisky on this distillery tour! <br><br>Drive to the Hidden Heartlands of Ireland and to the river Shannon. Travelling into the centre of Ireland, your first stop will be to Kilbeggan Distillery for a guided tour. Kilbeggan Distillery produces Lockes Whiskey which has been on this site for a few centuries and boasts old machinery and traditions as you see the whiskey making process in full. <br><br>Your route takes you a little further west to Lough Ree and a nice pub lunch in the sleepy little village of Glasson. After lunch, you will be brought into the historical town of Athlone where you can drop into Ireland's and possibly the oldest working pub in the world, 'Sean's Bar'. Sean's Bar now boasts its own whiskey and you will learn a little about Lough Ree and its connection to the origins of whiskey making. Passing by Athlone Castle and the River Shannon, you will finish up enjoying a tour at the Tullamore Dew Whiskey Distillery.
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Jacqueline R wrote a review Oct 2020
Cork, Cork, Ireland449 contributions243 helpful votes
Nothing more than a verbal history lesson. Boring, unimaginative and modern interior. You could be anywhere. Plenty of castles to visit in Ireland that have been maintained in the original condition as far as possible. This was a total waste of time & money.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Katrina T wrote a review Oct 2020
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Didn't expect that a visit to Castle will be so much fun, I felt like a kid myself when went through lots of interacting spots while learning a bit of history of the place, highly recommending for all group age gap, everybody will find something interesting, very impressed
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Brian P wrote a review Sep 2020
County Cork, Ireland34 contributions8 helpful votes
Absolutely adored out time in Athlone Castle. From the interactive exhibits to the incredible costumes to the layout and views this is a gem. Pricing is perfect and is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. We meandered through the exhibition for over an hour and took time to enjoy spectacular views over the river. 10/10
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Niamh wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland37 contributions49 helpful votes
I was so lucky to check out this beautiful castle on my trip down to Athlone! This place is definitely worth checking out if you’re down here for the weekend! Stunning views from the top of the castle and incredible interactive displays. The staff are so friendly and welcoming, the castle is rich with history, I learnt so much and it was a really nice self guided tour. You can take as long as you like walking through the castle, and there’s also lots of hand sanitising stations around the grounds and in the castle!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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David D wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland41 contributions38 helpful votes
This was the first tour we done when we arrived for our weekend in Athlone last month, fantastic and very interesting tour, beautiful views of the Shannon. Definitely worth it. 10/10
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Date of experience: August 2020
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