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Clifden - the "capital" of Galway's Connemara region - is a wonderful holiday location with something for everyone. It enjoys a beautiful location amid the splendour of the 12 Bens Mountains, and it's only minutes away from the Atlantic coast where there are great beaches, good swimming and plenty of opportunities for boating, fishing and scuba diving. Connemara Golf Club has an especially scenic course within easy reach of Clifden, and other popular outdoor activities include riding, hill-walking, hiking and cycling, with bikes for hire in the town. Visitors can't fail to enjoy the awe-inspiring ocean views from the top of Sky Road, also known as The Ring of Clifden. And they will be unlucky not to chance upon some of the famous Connemara ponies, which are bred around these parts. Clifden hosts the celebrated Connemara Pony Show every August, as well as an annual Arts Week. A long-established creative centre, Clifden is filled with art galleries and fascinating craft shops selling everything from woollens to pottery and crystal glass. The town is also noted for its excellent restaurants and for a variety of friendly pubs, some traditionally Irish and others with a more contemporary appeal, with many providing live music.

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Harbour Inn Hotel & Restaurant (213.50 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 (215.51 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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Portpatrick Hotel (216.09 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 (216.30 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 (216.30 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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Craigard House Hotel (219.16 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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Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel (219.46 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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Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant (219.55 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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The Swan Inn (220.78 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 (220.81 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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