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The small, vibrant town of Ballyconnell lies in the west of Cavan's lovely lakeland, nestling in gentle drumlin country below the steep slopes of Slieve Rushen. This is an angler's paradise with a great reputation for coarse fishing, while golfers flock to the Slieve Russell Hotel's Golf & Country Club to play on an 18-hole championship course beautifully set among lakes and drumlins. The luxury hotel also provides excellent dining, a spa, a leisure centre and conference facilities. Located by the Shannon-Erne Waterway, Ballyconnell is an ideal base for boating trips, whether by cruiser or canoe. The holder of several "tidy town" awards, it bustles with popular pubs, restaurants and nightclubs. Extreme sports fans, meanwhile, may try everything from hovercrafting and dragster driving to woodland laser combat and mud-buggy racing at Outdoors & Dirty (ODD), a new adventure park at Brackley Lake. Just outside Ballyconnell, the mountainside wind turbines have become an unlikely tourist attraction, not least for their stunning views over the countryside. And visitors should not miss the Marble Arch Caves, just a short drive away at the County Fermanagh border. Here, a boat trip along a subterranean river glides through enormous caverns, past magical displays of stalactites and stalagmites.

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Portpatrick Hotel (110.19 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 (110.41 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 (110.41 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 (111.39 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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Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel (114.37 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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Tigh Na Mara Hotel (114.87 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 (115.03 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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The Swan Inn (115.10 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 (115.13 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 (115.24 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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