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Local Attractions

Athlone is a lively town situated on the River Shannon near the southern shore of Lough Ree in Ireland. There are so many wonderful places to visit in Athlone, County Westmeath, and nearby areas.

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See a list of some recommended local attractions to see below.

Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum
Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum
McCormack Photography Room; Famine Memorial Stone; Vintage Machinery & more. Group tours available. 20 mins from hotel.
Athlone Castle
Athlone Castle
Experience and discover historic Athlone Castle on the banks of the River Shannon. 5 minutes walk from Prince of Wales Hotel.
Glendeer Pet Farm
Glendeer Pet Farm
Consists of 6 acres of land. Another 6 acres of peaceful, nature walk. Petting and feeding animals. 15 mins from Prince of Wales Hotel.
Clonmacnoise
Clonmacnoise
Early Christian site from the mid-6th century. Ruins of a cathedral, churches, round towers & more. 30 mins from Prince of Wales Hotel.
Kilbeggan Distillery
Kilbeggan Distillery
Finest Irish whiskey & Ireland's oldest licensed distillery. Guided tours available. 20 minutes from Prince of Wales Hotel.
Dun na Si Amenity and Heritage Park
Dun na Si Amenity and Heritage Park
Stunning parklands. Lots of features: Blacksmith’s Forge, Fisherman’s Cottage and more. 20 mins from Prince of Wales Hotel.
Roscommon Castle
Roscommon Castle
Beautiful 13th century ruined castle. Lovely walk around Loughnaneane Park and Playground. 35 mins from our hotel.
The Irish Workhouse Centre
The Irish Workhouse Centre
Explore the most interesting and informative Irish history at the centre. 45 minutes from Prince of Wales Hotel.