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Things to Do

Uncover the treasures of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. Cruise down scenic waterways, explore countryside walking trails and enjoy incredible outdoor adventures. At Hodson Bay Hotel, we’ve got your break all taken care of!
Yew point is a fun midlands attraction for all the family
Outdoor Adventure

From serene forest parks and lake-side trails to greenway cycles and scenic boat trips, check out our top outdoor experiences and things to do.

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Athlone Castle a fun thing to do in the midlands for all the family.
Culture & Heritage

With a captivating history echoing times gone by, a breath-taking natural landscape filled with old castles and heritage sites, the Heartlands is the perfect place to explore.

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Family Fun

Explore magical fairy trails, take a family bike ride across the heartlands, stroll through enchanted woods with a picnic and spend quality time together.

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Athlone's colourful latin quarter is pictured here. You can see the iconic Sean's bar, the oldest pub in Ireland, in the image. Hodson Bay Hotel is a luxury accommodation located a short 5 minutes from Athlone by car.
Discover Local

Meander through the historic streets of Athlone where you will find the best of retail therapy, award-winning cafes and restaurants PLUS Ireland’s oldest Bar!

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The Kilbeggan Distillery is a short drive along the motorway from Athlone town. It's one of the top things to do in Athlone and the midlands. If you're staying at the Hodson Bay Hotel it's well worth visiting.
Find your Flavour

For the foodies and whiskey & wine connoisseurs there is an abundance of experiences you can enjoy while staying with us. Here are our top picks.

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Complimentary Hotel Activities

Join in our daily complimentary activities with something to suit all. From cookery demos and spa talks to wine tasting and yoga.

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Glasson Golf Club
Golfing Athlone

Ireland is home to 40 of the world's 150 links golf courses and also boasts many of the world's oldest parkland courses, so it's not unfair to suggest that Ireland is something of a golfer's paradise. Scattered throughout the country, you'll find great courses with famous club members who've played the game at the highest level.

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