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Population: 120
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Baltimore is a scenic fishing village in west Cork, and one of Ireland's most southerly settlements. Its backdrop of heather-clad hills and green fields rises above a coastline characterised by rocky promontories, creeks and coves. Gaily painted buildings adorn the sea front, looking out over a harbour that's filled with boats of all shapes, sizes and colours and guarded by the tall, white, stone landmark of Baltimore Beacon. Sailing is especially popular here, with pleasure cruises round the harbour, educational and sports trips, and ferries to the many picturesque, outlying islands of Roaring Water Bay. Sherkin Island is renowned for its tranquil golden beaches, secluded swimming, live music and artists' community, while the wild scenery and cliffs of Cape Clear are a bird-watcher's paradise. Boats are on hand for everything from sea angling to whale and dolphin watching, kayaking, snorkelling and scuba-diving, with lots of fascinating local shipwrecks to explore. Back on dry land, outdoor types have great opportunities for walking, golfing and horse- riding, not forgetting to relax for a while and admire the sunsets over the harbour, while the village welcomes holiday-makers to its lively pubs, excellent seafood restaurants and a busy calendar of fun- filled festivals and celebrations.

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Atlantic Hotel (173.85 miles)

Atlantic Hotel
The Isles of Scilly sit 28 miles South West of Lands End. This 25 bedroomed hotel is located in the heart of St Mary's, where the buildings are golden granite, the beaches are white and ... More | visit website
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Isles of Scilly Country Guesthouse (174.25 miles)

Isles of Scilly Country Guesthouse
The Country guesthouse is centrally situated on St Mary's, the largest of the isles of Scilly, 25 minutes walk from the town centre. St. Mary's is the largest of the islands at 2½ miles ... More | visit website

Warpool Court Hotel (177.16 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 (177.73 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 (181.36 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 (181.72 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 (183.69 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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Y-Grisiau-Tri-Deg-Naw (183.86 miles)


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Just yards from an award winning sandy beach with rock pools at low tide, this attractive and very comfortable property is perfect for family holidays. Broad Haven ... More

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Firstone Holiday Cottages (185.26 miles)

Firstone Holiday Cottages

Three modern cottages pleasantly situated amidst rolling fields and countryside, central to many attractions.

Sleeps 4-5 comfortably. 10 mins by car to sandy coastline & beaches. Situated in Walwyns Castle, 10 mins from Haverfordwest ... More | visit website

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Cuffern Manor (185.92 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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