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As the principal town of County Clare, Ennis has everything it takes for a fun-packed family holiday. The former market town is now a thriving place of business with shopping, leisure and swimming centres, cinema, restaurants, brasseries, bars and hotels. But at the same time, there's a captivating historic air about Ennis with its narrow, winding streets and alleys, some dating back to medieval times, its atmospheric old buildings and monuments, its museums, and its celebration of Irish music and dance. These traditions are enjoyed everywhere - in pub sessions and singalongs, in concert venues and theatres, and at any number of festivals held throughout the year, most famously the eight-day Fleadh Nua gathering. Ennis loves its festivals, and in addition to musical events, it hosts literary, arts and family festivals, street parties, and the Spancil Hill Fair, a long-established horse fair. Sightseers are invited to join walking tours of the town, taking in all the great landmarks, or to explore the Riverside Sculpture Walk, which follows the River Fergus through Ennis. Outdoor enthusiasts are well placed to discover Clare's spectacular coastline and countryside, or to take part in activities ranging from golf and horse-riding to fishing, boating and water sports.


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Warpool Court Hotel (171.95 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 (172.38 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 (173.57 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

Quality Cottages (175.25 miles)

Quality Cottages
Wonderful Wales within such a tiny country we have so much squeezed in to see, do and learn. Quality Cottages have for 50 years, been offering both the best of holiday cottages in ... More
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Lochmeyler Farm Guest House (177.04 miles)

Lochmeyler Farm Guest House
A 220 acre working dairy farm in the centre of the St Davids Penninsular. 3 miles from coastal path. Luxury facilities, 5 stars Visitwales, 5 Diamond AA, Visitwales Gold Award. We have 7 en-suite bedrooms, ... More | visit website
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Ferryboat Inn and Restaurant (179.25 miles)

Ferryboat Inn and Restaurant

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Offering quality en suite rooms and forecourt parking, 500 metres from Fishguard ferry port, this is the nearest accommodation provider to Europcar and Hertz car hire, ideal for visiting Pembrokeshire. The 4-star ... More


Hope and Anchor Inn (179.28 miles)

Fine Food and Comfortable Rooms and the doorstep of the Fishguard Cork Irish Ferry and pembrokeshire National Park ... More
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Ty-Hendre (179.54 miles)


Ty-Hendre is a superbly appointed cottage which sleeps 4, is situated just a couple of miles out of Fishguard and with lovely pastoral surroundings. The owners have created a delightful conservation area within the 5 ... More | visit website

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Cefn-y-Dre (180.61 miles)

Cefn-y-Dre is in the enviable position of having a unique sense of place. With a history going back 500 years, links to Lloyd George, views to the Preseli hills and Carn Ingli - setting for ... More | visit website
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Cuffern Manor (181.05 miles)

Cuffern Manor
Jayne and Julian welcome you to stay in their grade 2 Georgian manor house in the heart of Pembrokeshire. A few miles from stunning coastal scenery, you can be assured of a friendly welcome and ... More | visit website

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