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Lough Eske is a relatively small lake located only a few kilometers away from Donegal town. Yet, it is so spectacularly beautiful, nestling at the foot of the dramatic Blue Stack Mountains and surrounded by gorgeous woodlands and heather-clad slopes, that it has become a holiday destination in its own right. Few residents live around Lough Eske, but guest houses, cottages and hotels have sprung up on its shores to take advantage of the idyllic scenery and the many sporting opportunities that the area has to offer. One luxury hotel and spa - the five-star Solis Lough Eske Castle - is housed in a magnificent, newly restored 17th Century castle and set at the heart of an ancient forest. Unsurprisingly, one of the most popular outdoor activities in these parts is fishing, not just in the lough and the River Eske, which connects it to Donegal Bay, but from rocks and other vantage points along the nearby coastline, and by boat trips out to sea. Golfers will enjoy the wonderful links course at Murvagh, while hikers, hill-walkers and climbers have miles of countryside and mountains to explore. Families, meanwhile, are close to sandy beaches and all the shops, fun, culture and nightlife of Donegal town.

Places to Stay near Lough Eske

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Harbour Inn Hotel & Restaurant (100.39 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 (104.79 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

Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant (106.52 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 (108.70 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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Gigha Hotel (112.94 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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Portpatrick Hotel (116.73 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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Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel (116.76 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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Dunskey Guest House (116.92 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 (116.92 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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Dunvalanree Hotel (118.07 miles)

Dunvalanree Hotel
Dunvalanrees licensed restaurant use of local sea food and farm produce has been recognised by the award of an AA Rosette and a Silver EatScotland award and the restaurant is featured in the Good Food ... More | visit website

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