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Local Attractions near Athlone

Athlone is a lively, vibrant town situated in Westmeath/Roscommon on the River Shannon and near the southern shore of Lough Ree in Ireland. There are so many local attractions to visit in County Westmeath, and nearby surrounding areas. Visitors are spoiled for choice with such a wide range of attractions and options for every interest.

Some of the best local attractions in the Midlands are right on our doorsteps such as the medieval Athlone Castle (2-minute walk), as well as the Luan Gallery (2-minute walk) or how about the oldest pub in Ireland – Sean’s Bar (2-minute walk)? You are truly spoilt for choice!

There is a fantastic whiskey tour in Athlone that is perfect for groups, as well as hens and stag dos which brings you on a whiskey trail across Athlone. Not too far down the road is Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery which also provides a tour with whiskey tasting for visitors to enjoy.

If you are looking for a family day-out near Athlone town, then there are also some great options such as visiting Clonmacnoise, hitting up Baysports for some water-based fun or playing arcade games and bowling at The Planet Athlone. Further afield, but still close to our hotel, are some other beautiful attractions such as Roscommon Castle, Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park, as well as many more.

The 4* Prince of Wales Hotel is the perfect base for exploring this wonderful part of Westmeath. Our hotel offers a warm and friendly atmosphere, crisp white sheets and pillow-top beds, as well as an enviable location right in the heart of Athlone.

When booking to stay in our hotel, remember that if you book direct, you always get the cheapest rates!

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