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Ballina is a large town in the north east of Co Mayo. It's situated at the mouth of the River Moy, which is renowned for exceptionally good salmon fishing. This brings many visitors to the town, and those who happen to be around in July are comprehensively entertained by the annual ten-day Ballina Salmon Festival. It brings the community together in a colourful programme of singing, dancing, arts, crafts and culture, culminating in a fireworks display. Ballina is a lively town with excellent shopping in major chains and fascinating small specialist shops. There are some fine restaurants, and a range of welcoming pubs where customers may enjoy traditional Irish music, live bands or discos. The Ballina Arts Centre, meanwhile, has been operating in temporary premises while upgrading its building to include exciting new facilities, and the Clarke Museum, housed in a former bank, exhibits an absorbing collection of local documents and memorabilia. Ballina boasts several unforgettable landmarks, from its two traffic bridges and its new, fishing-rod-shaped pedestrian bridge to the Humbert Monument (a statue depicting Mother Ireland) and the towering spire of St Muredach's Cathedral. Interesting historical sights include the Dolmen of the Four Maols, the ruins of the 15th Century Moyne Abbey, and the town's many listed buildings.

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Harbour Inn Hotel & Restaurant (159.31 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 (162.97 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 (165.41 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 (166.76 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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Portpatrick Hotel (168.39 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 (168.60 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 (168.60 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 (169.88 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 (170.44 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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Gigha Hotel (171.86 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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