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The village of Leitrim enjoys a beautiful water's-edge location at the junction of the River Shannon and the Shannon-Erne Waterway. With the surrounding countryside filled with shimmering lakes, woodlands and wildlife, it's an ideal place to relax and absorb some of Ireland's loveliest scenery. There's superb fishing around these parts, and fresh catches are served at the tables of some award- winning pubs and restaurants in Leitrim. The jetty and marina are attractive village features, only a couple of miles away from the major cruising centre and county town of Carrick-on-Shannon. Here, the spectacular hills and waters of the Carrick golf course offer unforgettable views and a great sporting challenge. Elsewhere in the local area, riding and watersports are popular pastimes. This is obviously wonderful country for walking, along riverside pathways and countryside trails, or through lakelands, or the foothills of the nearby Sliabh An Iarainn mountain, where adventurers may attempt a spot of climbing. Leitrim village provides a tranquil base for visitors exploring the sights of the Upper Shannon and the wider county area, while remaining close to the amenities of the bustling Carrick-on-Shannon. Shoppers might well call into the Leitrim Design House, which exhibits interior designs blending traditional and contemporary craftwork.

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Portpatrick Hotel (99.42 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 (99.64 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 (99.64 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 (100.58 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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Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel (103.88 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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Tigh Na Mara Hotel (104.01 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 (104.20 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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The Swan Inn (104.40 miles)

The Swan Inn
The Swan Inn offers the perfect place to stay when in Stranraer. Centrally located in Sheuchan Street, opposite the excellent Agnew Park with great views across Loch Ryan, located only 3 minutes drive from the ... More | visit website
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Marine House Hotel (104.42 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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Fernlea Guest House (104.52 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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