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Local Attractions

Explore the stunning countryside around Hodson Bay Hotel and beyond. Visit the neighbouring towns, villages and local attractions to see what Athlone and surrounding area has to offer.

Athlone is located in the centre of Ireland and is renowned for its location on the banks of the River Shannon, which flows through the centre of the town. Our luxury accommodation in Athlone is located on Lough Ree which is just north of the town it is one of the biggest lakes on the River Shannon. Hodson Bay Hotel provides the perfect location for water activities such as angling, cruising, water skiing, wind surfing and sailing and is located just beside Bay Sports.

Come rain or shine, you will never be stuck for something to do in Athlone. Between sightseeing, outdoor activities, historical and cultural attractions you will be hard pressed to decide what to do with your time.

Take a trip over to Glasson village "Village of the Roses". Famous in the 1800s for its rose bloom and was home to Oliver Goldsmith one of the most important writers of the 18th century.

Take a step back in time and visit one the castles around the Athlone area the 12th century Portlick Castle located on the shores of Lough Ree or 13th century Athlone Castle located on the banks of the River Shannon in Athlone town.

There is something for everyone to see in the centre of Ireland. Explore visitor attractions, ancient monuments and museums located within a short driving distance from Athlone. Lockes Distillery in Kilbeggan home to Kilbeggan whiskey, the Claypipe visitor centre in Roscommon, Belvedere house and Gardens in Mullingar, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site and much much more.

There is even places for the kiddies Glendeer Pet Farm and Lough Key Forest Park both just a short distance from Hodson Bay Hotel.

For more information about local attractions, please see the Local Attractions flyer

Treatments at the Hodson Bay HotelVisit our Sister Hotel at the Galway Bay - Galway