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Postcode: BT31 | code search
Population: 2400
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Mulholland's Bar
"Mullholands is one of the best pubs i have ever seen great decorations great food great drinks its hard to find anything wrong with it and its very clean and ..." More

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"Fans of classic books by the Brontë sisters will enjoy a short outing from Castlewellan to Drumballyroney, near Rathfriland. It's here that the girls' father Patrick lived and worked in ..." More

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The market town of Castlewellan enjoys wonderful surroundings in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Situated in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains, the town has a delightfully unusual character, having originally been designed by a French architect: there are two tree-lined town squares and a distinctively wide main street. A local heritage trail guides visitors easily around various historic buildings, while sporting activities range from golf to fishing and pony trekking, with designated cycle routes leading through the dramatic scenery of the Mournes and Slieve Croob. All of this would be enough to guarantee a memorable holiday, but the town also offers the huge attraction of Castlewellan Forest Park. This contains a 17th Century castle, a mile-long lake, beautiful formal and informal gardens, a sculpture trail and one of Europe's finest collections of trees and shrubs, with stunning walks through the woodlands. The park also houses the Peace Maze, the biggest permanent hedge maze in the world, leading to a peace bell in the centre. It was planted in 2000, in collaboration with local communities, to symbolise future harmony for Northern Ireland. Castlewellan Forest Park additionally hosts an annual agricultural show, an international music arts festival and sheepdog trials.


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Portpatrick Hotel (52.02 miles)

Portpatrick Hotel
Standing in a commanding position, high on the Galloway Cliffs, The Portpatrick Hotel is magical and the vistas are unspoilt offering some of the most spectacular views in Britain.

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Dunskey Guest House (52.23 miles)

Dunskey Guest House
Gareth and Teresa Cole look forward to welcoming you to the Dunskey Guest House in Portpatrick, a family run guest house within walking distance of Portpatrick’s harbour, restaurants, pubs and shops. We are also the ... More | visit website
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Fernhill Hotel (52.23 miles)

Fernhill Hotel

With breath taking views over the village and harbour of the picturesque village of Portpatrick, Fernhill Hotel is the best place in the area to relax and enjoy the fantastic views, play the superb golf ... More | visit website

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Knockinaam Lodge (52.40 miles)

Knockinaam Lodge
In a romantic position at the foot of a wooded glen and sheltered by cliffs, this impressive Victorian house has furnishings that are bright, tasteful and luxurious. It stands in 30 acres of gardens and ... More | visit website
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Tigh Na Mara Hotel (54.48 miles)

Tigh Na Mara Hotel

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Tigh na Mara Hotel boasts an enviable location, situated within a stone's throw of a beautiful stretch of unspoilt, sandy beach. This area features some of Scotland’s most spectacular coastline ... More

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Torrs Warren Country House Hotel (55.37 miles)

Torrs Warren Country House Hotel

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A quiet family run hotel ideal for the ferry to Ireland or exploring the Rhins in the southwest of Scotland. We have a licensed bar and restaurant and all the ... More

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Cross Haven Guest House (57.42 miles)

Cross Haven Guest House

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Mick and Gayle Holmes guarantee you a warm welcome on your arrival at Cross Haven. It is a beautiful Victorian villa refurbished by us to a high standard. Formerly a ... More

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Fernlea Guest House (57.43 miles)

Fernlea Guest House

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Close to Stranraer’s town centre and ferry port, this charming family-run bed and breakfast is housed in an attractive, stone-built Victorian property, boasting fine original woodwork and ceilings. With just 3 rooms, ... More

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Abonny Guest House (57.50 miles)

Abonny Guest House

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Abonny Guest House is a family bed and breakfast accommodation situated close to Stranraer town centre, ferry, rail and bus terminals.The guest house is totally non-smoking and offers both en-suite ... More

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Marine House Hotel (57.54 miles)

Marine House Hotel

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Jim & Fiona Wood welcome you to the Marine House Hotel website. Our well furnished and decorated hotel is in the town of Stranraer, in the southwest of Scotland. We ... More

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