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Carlow, the lively, principal town of County Carlow, appeals to people of all ages and interests. It's a flourishing market centre, an industrial hub and a base for several thousand students attending the Institute of Technology. Unsurprisingly, then, there are excellent restaurants, bars and stores ranging from boutiques and fascinating small shops to the mainstream fashion outlets of Fairgreen Shopping Centre. Families will enjoy tenpin bowling at the state-of-the-art Carlow Superbowl, while snooker fans can sharpen up their cue action at The Ivy Rooms, and swimmers are welcome at Graiguecullen's pool, nearby. Situated at the confluence of the rivers Barrow and Burrin, Carlow offers lovely cruises and rich fishing opportunities. Golfers, meanwhile, are assured of a fine experience at the scenic Carlow Golf Club. Among its diverse attractions, the town invites visitors to tour the local brewery and to join in all the fun of the annual ten-day Éigse Carlow Arts Festival. At the same time, Carlow is proudly historical with many magnificent sights including the ruined Norman castle by the riverside. A little younger, St Mary's Church and the striking St Patrick's College date back to the 18th Century, and the spectacular Gothic mansion of Duckett's Grove is a must-see.

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Felindre Cottages (96.93 miles)

Felindre Cottages
The two timber lodges at Felindre are surrounded by farmland in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

It is just five minutes walk through the fields to the Coastal Path and the picturesque fishing ... More | visit website

Warpool Court Hotel (97.12 miles)

Warpool Court Hotel
Situated in its own grounds, overlooking the wild Atlantic with its offshore islands of Skomer and Ramsey, Warpool Court has unrivalled views. Easy walking distance to the Pembrokeshire coastal path and the 'city' centre of ... More
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TYF Eco Hotel (97.39 miles)

TYF Eco Hotel

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Attached to a converted 19th century windmill in rural St. David's, this homely and environmentally conscious hotel is an ideal base for a range of outdoor activities. Situated just off a ... More

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Blackthorn Farm (98.94 miles)

Blackthorn Farm

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Blackthorn farm is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and most rooms have fantastic views. We are minutes from the ferry terminal in Holyhead for sailings to Ireland. ... More

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Woodlands Hall Hotel (98.98 miles)

Woodlands Hall Hotel
Woodlands Hall Hotel is a charming country house hotel is located in a secluded position in Edern on the beautiful LLeyn Peninsula in North Wales.

The Woodlands Hall Hotel, situated on the idyllic ... More | visit website

Quality Cottages (99.14 miles)

Quality Cottages
Wonderful Wales – within such a tiny country we have so much squeezed in to see, do and learn. Quality Cottages have for 50 years, been offering both the best of holiday cottages in ... More
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Gwyndy (99.34 miles)


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Just a short stroll from a sandy beach, this modern, comfortably furnished single storey property makes an ideal base for summer seaside holidays and winter escapes. Situated ... More

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Boathouse Hotel (99.96 miles)

Boathouse Hotel

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Just 4 minutes from Holyhead's ferry port and with fabulous views overlooking the marina, the Boathouse Hotel offers en suite accommodation, fresh food, a bar and free parking. On the edge of ... More

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Holyhead Lodge (100.15 miles)

Holyhead Lodge
The Holyhead Lodge is located just a 5-minute walk from Holyhead Station and 1-mile from the beach. Lodges include a kitchenette, living area with flat-screen TV and free parking. Kitchens at the lodge include a microwave, ... More | visit website
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Trearddur Bay Hotel (100.21 miles)

Trearddur Bay Hotel
The hotel has the immediate advantage of a magnificent location, with 36 bedrooms and friendly, efficient staff. It is a hotel with a distinct character and wide appeal where each guest receives the best ... More | visit website

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