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The Burren is a dramatic limestone plateau covering more than 300 square kilometres of northern Clare - and it's one of the world's most fascinating landscapes. Geologists, botanists and archaeologists travel here to explore this bleak but beautiful terrain rising high above the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The Burren's huge pavements are split with networks of deep cracks, while below the surface lies a magical world of rivers running through intricate cave systems. Two of these caves are open to the public: the Aillwee Cave and the Doolin Cave, which boasts one of the biggest stalactites known to man. Visitors may enjoy an introduction to the area at the Burren Centre, in the charming village of Kilfenora. The centre explains the history and formation of The Burren, which remains unchanged since the Ice Age and where many ancient tombs and monuments - most famously the Poulnabrone dolmen - are up to 6,000 years old. Despite its desolate appearance, The Burren sustains a remarkable plant life, supporting Arctic, Alpine and Mediterranean flowers not usually found together. Ballyvaughan, Lisdoonvarna, Kinvara and Killfenora are ideal bases for exploring The Burren, whose attractions include guided walks, an outdoor activity centre and a perfumery

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Blackthorn Farm (182.48 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 (182.97 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 (183.41 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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Holyhead Lodge (183.50 miles)

Holyhead Lodge
The Holyhead Lodge is located just a 5-minute walk from Holyhead Station and 1-mile from the beach. Lodges include a kitchenette, living area with flat-screen TV and free parking. Kitchens at the lodge include a microwave, ... More | visit website
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Wavecrest (183.53 miles)

Wavecrest

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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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Travelodge Holyhead (183.62 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Trearddur Bay Hotel (184.07 miles)

Trearddur Bay Hotel
The hotel has the immediate advantage of a magnificent location, with 36 bedrooms and friendly, efficient staff. It is a hotel with a distinct character and wide appeal where each guest receives the best ... More | visit website
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Warpool Court Hotel (184.53 miles)

Warpool Court Hotel
Situated in its own grounds, overlooking the wild Atlantic with its offshore islands of Skomer and Ramsey, Warpool Court has unrivalled views. Easy walking distance to the Pembrokeshire coastal path and the 'city' centre of ... More
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TYF Eco Hotel (184.92 miles)

TYF Eco Hotel

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Attached to a converted 19th century windmill in rural St. David's, this homely and environmentally conscious hotel is an ideal base for a range of outdoor activities. Situated just off a ... More

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Felindre Cottages (185.60 miles)

Felindre Cottages
The two timber lodges at Felindre are surrounded by farmland in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

It is just five minutes walk through the fields to the Coastal Path and the picturesque fishing ... More | visit website

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