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Tourists visit the County of Westmeath to enjoy the many lakes and waterways in the area. There are hotels as well as quaint bed and breakfast properties located throughout the County. Getting around for tourists is easy too due to the ease of transportation in the area. Besides the bus and rail infrastructure tourists can easily take taxi cabs to get around.

Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Westmeath include Fore Abbey which is an ancient monastery and also the Belvedere House. The Strokestown House & Famine Museum is also worth a visit. Besides the great ruins and museums you will find gardens and parks throughout the area. These are perfect for walking and hiking.

Westmeath has wonderful fairs and festivals throughout the year. The Athlone Agri-Show takes place every June and is a great way to learn about the local agriculture. The Trifest Festival is also very popular in Athlone. While in Athlone be sure to visit Athlon Castle. Here you can take an audio visual tour that lasts approximately forty five minutes.

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