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Cong has long been on the tourist map as a location for the Oscar- winning John Wayne film, 'The Quiet Man'. However, the village is well worth seeing for its own idyllic beauty. Set on the shores of the lovely Lough Corrib on the dividing line between counties Mayo and Galway, Cong is a place where forests, caves and ancient ruins and monuments are overlooked by the towering Mount Gable, which in turn gives panoramic views over the Connemara mountains. Cong is popular for a wide range of outdoor activities, from golf, boating and riding to pot-holing and geological exploration. It's especially famous for world-class fishing, not only in Lough Corrib but in the clear waters of the many surrounding lakes, rivers and underground streams. This is perfect countryside for walking, cycling and climbing, acting as a gateway to magnificent mountain scenery and to Ireland's spectacular Atlantic coast. Time seems to stand still in Cong, not least around the atmospheric ruins of a 12th Century abbey and at the fairytale Ashford Castle, a former medieval castle now operating as a hotel set in breathtaking grounds at the water's edge. Film fans will meanwhile enjoy 'Quiet Man' tours and the nostalgic Quiet Man Cottage Museum.

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Portpatrick Hotel (188.52 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 (188.73 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 (188.73 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 (189.69 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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The Ugadale Cottages (191.25 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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Blackthorn Farm (191.87 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 (192.07 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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Harbour Inn Hotel & Restaurant (192.35 miles)

Harbour Inn Hotel & Restaurant

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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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Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel (192.53 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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Witchingham B&B (192.54 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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