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Population: 2300
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The market town of Donegal is located at the head of Donegal Bay on Ireland's north-west coast. Situated on the River Eske and overlooked by the rugged Blue Stack Mountains, Donegal is popular not only for its imposing scenery but for fishing, boating and a remarkable sense of history. The town's most dramatic landmark is the recently restored Donegal Castle, which dates back to the 15th Century, and further along the Eske are the remains of a Franciscan friary from the same period. Donegal also recalls the past with several fine churches, various monuments, and the fascinating Railway Heritage Centre. Outdoor activities include excellent lake and river fishing at Eske Angling Centre, and there are boat trips into Donegal Bay for fishing, diving and sightseeing, with whales, dolphins, seals and tuna frequently spotted. Back on dry land, Bank Walk along the west side of the Eske gives delightful views over the bay. Donegal also acts as a base for walking weekends, while families enjoy days out on the long sandy beaches nearby. The town's Art Gallery and Craft Village are well worth visiting. In the evenings, the pubs around The Diamond - the town centre - burst into life with live music.

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Harbour Inn Hotel & Restaurant (104.17 miles)

Harbour Inn Hotel & Restaurant

A destination for all seasons

Situated adjacent to Bowmore harbour, our small family run hotel offers superb accommodation, high quality award winning food and excellent service. As a base for touring Islay, described by the Lord ... More | visit website

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The Ugadale Cottages (108.44 miles)

The Ugadale Cottages
On the outer fringe of western Scotland, there exists a very special place. Nestled in the southwest corner of the Mull of Kintyre, where the movements of sea, sand, wind and grazing sheep have intertwined ... More | visit website
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Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant (110.30 miles)

Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant
Welcoming family run Inn on hebridean Island of Islay
A family run Inn with a friendly Scottish welcome, excellent food, great selection of malt whiskies, beers and ales, David and Ruby Graham welcome you to ... More
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Craigard House Hotel (112.34 miles)

Craigard House Hotel

Welcome to the Mull of Kintyre. Join us in this lovely old house, turned friendly and informal bijou hotel. Take the time to really relax and chill out in one of our cosy rooms, most ... More | visit website

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Gigha Hotel (116.69 miles)

Gigha Hotel
The Trust owned Gigha Hotel is located just a few hundred yards from the ferry terminal, and has a personal charm all of its own. Our team are exceptionally friendly and will ensure that your ... More | visit website
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Portpatrick Hotel (119.72 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.

We are blessed with having some beautiful ... More | visit website
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Dunskey Guest House (119.91 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 (119.91 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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Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel (119.95 miles)

Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel

Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel invests the charm and romance of an 1815 functioning lighthouse with the comforts of a small, very unique, luxury hotel and restaurant.

The Lighthouse is a listed 'A' building of major national importance. ... More | visit website

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Knockinaam Lodge (121.47 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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