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48 Hours in Athlone

See What Makes Athlone so Special

Trying to suss out what to do in the quaint, city of Athlone? Well, we’ve just scrambled a whole list of hotspots you should uncover! Make the most of your trip with this 2 Day itinerary

Day 1


Walking Tour of the Town 

After a leisurely breakfast in Elements Restaurant, what better way to start your two-day adventure than with a walking tour of the town.  Take in a gulp of history as you meander through the old streets & marvel at the tales of bygone years.


Athlone Castle Tour

After a scrumptious lunch in one of the towns many artisan cafes & restaurants, Athlone Castle is a must-see! Get ready to be staked in 5000 years of history through an immersive journey on the banks of the River Shannon.

Late Afternoon

Viking Boat Tour

Now that you know the land is it time to sit back relax and discover the waters of Irelands Hidden Heartland town 

Reel in 1,200 years of history and join the Viking Ship & Cruise upriver into Majestic Lough Ree (75 minutes) or downstream to the famous Monastic Settlement at Clonmacnoise (90 mins one way) 



Famished from your day of adventure, dine with us in house in our Elements Restaurant or our Quayside Bar.  With the sun dipping under the River Shannon,  sink into these dreamy riverside views while you bite into succulent dishes!

Day 2


Old Railway Greenway

Start your day off, gliding through Westmeath with a bike ride along the Old Rail Trail. A biking nirvana which gives you peak into the best parts of Irelands Hidden Heartlands!


Dun na Sí

Veer off into Dun na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park, the perfect spot to rest and pick up a coffee and a snack at the on-site café. Pop in for a tour & let Irish regale consume you  

Late Afternoon

Walking Whiskey Tour

Enjoy another walking tour ..with a twist, put a pep in your step and sign up for the  Whiskey Walking Tour. Sip on tastes of tradition as you sample four local whiskeys, coupled with local velvety chocolate. We’re drooling just writing about it!


Final Evening

Round up your 48 hours by heading back to the hotel. Choose to dine in the hotels Elements restaurant or relax on the decking area savouring some delicious food, (BBQ subject to availability), cocktails and drinks from Quayside bar.