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Connemara is a region in the western part of County Galway - and it contains some of Ireland's wildest and most breath-taking scenery. It was described as an area of "savage beauty" by Oscar Wilde, one of many leading writers and artists to have taken inspiration from the rugged 12 Bens Mountains, the countless lakes and rivers, the miles of isolated forests, peat bogs and heathlands, and the beaches, bays and towering cliffs of the Atlantic coastline. Many of these spectacular sights can be enjoyed within the huge Connemara National Park (entered via the village of Letterfrack), where a network of trails caters for casual and experienced walkers alike. The region is renowned for fishing and for numerous outdoor activities, from golf to mountaineering and watersports to riding, while trekkers may find themselves admiring the countryside, castles and ancient monuments astride Connemara ponies, raised here for generations and famous the world over. Seaside villages like Cashel and towns such as Clifden provide visitors with a base for exploring Connemara while also experiencing its traditional music, arts, culture, customs and cuisine. Many locals speak the Irish language in this magical place that combines centuries of history with the warmest of welcomes.


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Portpatrick Hotel (203.85 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.

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Dunskey Guest House (204.06 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 (204.06 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 (205.04 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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Harbour Inn Hotel & Restaurant (205.40 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 (205.51 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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Blackthorn Farm (206.44 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 (206.70 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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Witchingham B&B (207.17 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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Wavecrest (207.30 miles)


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Ideally located 100 yards from the beach yet just only 3 minutes from the ferry/rail terminal and 2 minutes walk into the town centre for pubs and eating places. All rooms at ... More

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