The riverside city of Kilkenny is one of the most fascinating in
south-east Ireland with its unique blend of the old and the new.
Situated on the River Nore, Kilkenny is a wonderfully preserved
medieval city dominated by a spectacular 13th Century castle.
Visitors may admire the rooms and art exhibitions inside the castle,
explore its beautiful, formal grounds, including a famous rose
garden, or take in one of the summer's varied open-air concerts. The
city's other great historic landmark, dating back to the same era, is
the Gothic-styled St Canice's Cathedral, which stands beside a
particularly fine 9th Century round tower. Parts of the ancient city
walls are still standing. Kilkenny is a place that likes to observe
tradition, in its pubs and music and festivals and age-old crafts
such as pottery and glass-blowing. The St Francis Abbey Brewery,
still working in the city centre, is around 300 years old. At the
same time, Kilkenny boasts many contemporary bars, restaurants,
clubs, live music venues, theatres and shops, from boutiques to
specialist studios and high-street chains. For golfers, Kilkenny has
an 18-hole course. And nature-lovers are within easy reach of
Jenkinstown Park, with its forest trails and herds of deer, and
Newpark Fen, a rich wildlife reserve.
Situated in its own grounds, overlooking the wild Atlantic with its offshore islands of Skomer and Ramsey, Warpool Court has unrivalled views. Easy walking distance to the Pembrokeshire coastal path and the 'city' centre of ... More
A 220 acre working dairy farm in the centre of the St Davids Penninsular. 3 miles from coastal path. Luxury facilities, 5 stars Visitwales, 5 Diamond AA, Visitwales Gold Award. We have 7 en-suite bedrooms, ... More
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Offering quality en suite rooms and forecourt parking, 500 metres from Fishguard ferry port, this is the nearest accommodation provider to Europcar and Hertz car hire, ideal for visiting Pembrokeshire.
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Ty-Hendre is a superbly appointed cottage which sleeps 4, is situated just a couple of miles out of Fishguard and with lovely pastoral surroundings. The owners have created a delightful conservation area within the 5 ... More
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Cefn-y-Dre is in the enviable position of having a unique sense of place. With a history going back 500 years, links to Lloyd George, views to the Preseli hills and Carn Ingli - setting for ... More
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Private and secure off road parking.Sea views. En-suite rooms available.All bedrooms equipped with TV, Radio Alarm, and Tea/Coffee making facilities.Luxury conservatory.Laundry & ironing service available.Snack Menu and packed lunches.1.5 Miles ... More
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