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Population: 15000
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The development of the town of Banbridge in County Down is explained by its name: the place grew around a crossing of the River Bann, a strategically important spot as it lay and lies on the main route between Belfast and Dublin, these days the A1. Best known in employment terms at least in the past for its flax and linen industries, the town at the centre of Ireland’s textile trade, Banbridge still has damask-weaver Thomas Ferguson & Sons in the town along with Ulster Weavers (visits are possible to Ferguson’s works). As regards landmarks the strange arrangement in the town centre known unofficially as ‘The Cut’ is Banbridge’s civil engineering claim-to-fame: the centre is built on a steep hill, so to facilitate the crossing from one side to the other what is effectively an underpass was built in 1834, flanked by roads and houses above it with a bridge connecting the two sides. Visitors to the area will find several attractions well worth visiting around the town, these including the impressive megalithic tripod dolmen at Legananny nine miles southeast; a Bronze Age crannog at Loughbrickland a few minutes south via the A1; and Lisnagade Fort, a substantial circular earthwork thought to date from the 4th century AD that is just three miles west of the town. Real devotees of the Bronte sisters will also be fascinated by the well-signposted Bronte Homeland route, this being where the paterfamilias Patrick Bronte originated. As befits a settlement undergoing strong population growth Banbridge has a relatively young age profile, with a few clubs to match that market, its annual festival of busking something else perhaps of particular interest to that youthful age group.

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Portpatrick Hotel (56.56 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 (56.77 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 (56.77 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 (57.39 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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Tigh Na Mara Hotel (60.32 miles)

Tigh Na Mara Hotel

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Tigh na Mara Hotel boasts an enviable location, situated within a stone's throw of a beautiful stretch of unspoilt, sandy beach. This area features some of Scotland’s most spectacular coastline ... More

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Torrs Warren Country House Hotel (60.80 miles)

Torrs Warren Country House Hotel

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A quiet family run hotel ideal for the ferry to Ireland or exploring the Rhins in the southwest of Scotland. We have a licensed bar and restaurant and all the ... More

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Marine House Hotel (61.91 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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Fernlea Guest House (61.91 miles)

Fernlea Guest House

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Close to Stranraer’s town centre and ferry port, this charming family-run bed and breakfast is housed in an attractive, stone-built Victorian property, boasting fine original woodwork and ceilings. With just 3 rooms, ... More

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Cross Haven Guest House (61.92 miles)

Cross Haven Guest House

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Mick and Gayle Holmes guarantee you a warm welcome on your arrival at Cross Haven. It is a beautiful Victorian villa refurbished by us to a high standard. Formerly a ... More

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The Swan Inn (61.92 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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