Your Guide to Visiting Westmeath

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County Westmeath, located in the midlands of Ireland, is a land chock full of scenic pleasures and vast amounts of history. The county is known for its many waterways comprising of famous lakes and rivers. You’ll find our Europcar office in the town of Athlone which is the principal town of the county.

Athlone has plenty to offer to visiting tourists. In the centre of the town you’ll find Athlone Castle which dates back to the 13th century. It’s an incredibly well preserved structure which saw many battles and sieges throughout its lifespan. It was originally built to protect the bridge crossing the River Shannon as it was the only way to cross into the west for miles around. Today you’ll find a dedicated visitors centre inside the castle walls that features multiple exhibitions covering a wide span of history. There’s plenty of pubs and restaurants in the town to suit any taste as well as multiple accommodation options ranging from top quality hotels to B&BS.

The surrounding countryside makes for a walker’s paradise as you’ll find multiple signed walking trails that will bring you alongside lakes, through thick forests and over large hills offering beautiful views out across the land.

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