Stay at Midlands Park Hotel
The 4* Midlands Park Hotel is conveniently located in Portlaoise Town Centre in the heart of beautiful County Laois. With its mountains, canals, gardens, castles, forest trails, rivers & lakes, Laois is truly an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, set in the Heart of Ireland.
Why Visit Laois
Laois boats explore a range of attractions and activities for all ages and many of which are free or won’t break the bank.
Grab the jackets and a picnic and explore the unspoiled outdoors, a treasure trove of natural beauty is waiting to be discovered. Whether on foot or on a bicycle there is nearly 50km of routes around the county to enjoy. The Slieve Bloom Mountains are well worth a visit, the wonderful rolling hills link County Laois with County Offaly and can be enjoyed by car, on foot or even horseback, chill in the wonderful surrounds and enjoy the breath-taking views.
Laois is full to the brim and steeped with history and culture and has been home to the Vikings, Quakers, French Huguenots to name but a few. Step back in time and visit Timahoe Round Tower, discover a slice of local history at the Rock of Dunamase, or visit the neo-classical mansion at Emo Court.
Wander through and enjoy the serenity and beauty of some of the many magnificent gardens in Laois including Heywood Gardens with the centrepiece being the Lutyens Garden designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, and dating from 1912. Emo Court Gardens are also a must visit and the perfect spot for a picnic in the sun.
From internationally-acclaimed movie screenings, writers’ workshops, and drama festivals, to local photography exhibits, live music and festivals and events, artistic tastes are covered for all during your trip to Laois. A quick trip to nearby Dunamaise Arts Centre is recommended for anyone with a keen eye for art.
Whether you are enjoying a summer family break in Laois, travelling solo, on a romantic couple’s weekend break or enjoying a rare girlie getaway there really is so much to enjoy in Laois for all ages.
Why Stay With Us?
When looking for a hotel break in Laois, the Midlands Park Hotel is the perfect choice for all ages and is a wonderful base from which to explore the treasures and gems of County Laois. After a fun day out return to a warm welcome, luxury guestrooms and award-winning cuisine and unrivalled service and state of the art leisure facilities. Book your break in Laois today!
Every day, there is an adventure waiting to happen in Laois
Top 5 Things To Do in Laois For Free
1. The Rock of Dunamase
Climbing the Rock of Dunamase is a must during your visit to Laois. The views from the top make the climb very worthwhile.Read More
2. Emo Court House & Gardens
The estate features over 35 hectares of naturalistic landscaped grounds, with formal areas, woodland walks, statues and a 20-acre lake, making it the perfect spot for a family picnic.Read More
3. Timahoe Round Tower
Witness one of the finest four-order Romanesque doorways in Ireland at Timahoe Round Tower just 15 minutes from us here at Midlands Park Hotel.Read More
4. Slieve Bloom Mountains
Pack a picnic and take a scenic drive around the picturesque Slieve Bloom Mountains or enjoy scenic hikes and cycling excursions, the choice is yours.Read More
5. Castleview Open Farm
28 minutes from the hotel. Meet the animals and enjoy a fun day out for all.Read More