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Carna is a place where visitors can live and breathe the traditional culture of County Galway while thrilling to its remote beauty. Set amid sensational scenery on the Atlantic shores of west Connemara, Carna is part of the Gaeltach region where the local people speak in Irish, their first language, and enjoy age-old entertainments such as currach racing, a currach being a small rowing craft constructed by the area's famed boat-makers. Nature-lovers will revel in the walks and drives available from Carna, with many a historic site to pause and investigate as they journey through areas of mountains, lakes and bogland or along the coastline with its islands, bays, rugged cliffs and golden beaches. Carna is close to the Connemara National Park where many miles of breathtaking landscapes are waiting to be discovered, and sports fans may enjoy all the usual countryside pursuits, from cycling and horse-riding to golf and angling, with lobster fishing a local speciality. Some attractions within driving distance that are well worth visiting include the three fascinating Aran Islands, the beaches, villages and clear waters of Inishbofin Island, which is also an important breeding area for birds, and the richly imposing and tranquil Kylemore Abbey and Garden.

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Blackthorn Farm (213.92 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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Boathouse Hotel (214.26 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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Witchingham B&B (214.72 miles)

Witchingham B&B
The Witchingham is located close to Holyhead Port (with ferries departing daily to Dunlaoghaire -Stena Line and Dublin -Irish Ferries) and close to Holyhead Railway Station. Both can be accessed by foot over the Celtic ... More | visit website
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Wavecrest (214.85 miles)


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Ideally located 100 yards from the beach yet just only 3 minutes from the ferry/rail terminal and 2 minutes walk into the town centre for pubs and eating places. All rooms at ... More

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Holyhead Lodge (214.88 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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Travelodge Holyhead (214.99 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Portpatrick Hotel (215.05 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 (215.26 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 (215.26 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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Trearddur Bay Hotel (215.57 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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