Things to Do

Things to Do : Attractions to See & Visit in Westmeath

Westmeath is not normally considered an end destination and a lot of our guests tend to be on their way West. But almost without exception they tell us that if they had only known, they would have stayed for longer.

Guests staying at Lough Bishop House are ideally placed for visiting a wide choice of scenic and historic visitor attractions in Westmeath and neighbouring counties. The area abounds with pre-historic sites, monastic ruins, ancient castles and magnificent gardens that are perfect for a day out and about … and what better end to a busy day’s sight-seeing than to return to the peace and tranquility of Lough Bishop House, a delicious meal perhaps and a truly restful night’s sleep.

Click here to go to our Blog page “The Wonders of North Westmeath” where you can hear well known Irish travel writer and commentator Manchán Magan describing some of the things to see and do in the area, plus you can see Christopher’s photos of some of the places mentioned.

Historical / Archaeological:

Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns
Newgrange Neolithic Tomb
Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre
Belvedere House
Lockes Distillery Museum
Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
Trim Castle
Birr Castle & Telecsope
Strokestown House & Famine Museum
Fore Abbey


Tullynally Castle and Gardens
Belvdere House and Gardens
Loughcrew Gardens


Mullaghmeen Forest

Other Interesting Places:

Arigna Mining Experience


Celtic Roots Studio (bog oak sculptures)

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