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Glengarriff is a stunningly beautiful coastal village set against a backdrop of towering mountains, glens and rivers. Located at the head of a sheltered inlet of Bantry Bay in south west Cork, Glengarriff's harbour is home to basking seals, swans and wonderful sunsets over the sea. Unsurprisingly, sailing, kayaking and pleasure cruising are very popular here. This is a quaint, peaceful village filled with gaily painted buildings housing a variety of shops, hotels, jovial pubs, tempting restaurants and art galleries. The surrounding countryside, with its great geographical diversity, offers many scenic walks which are considered to be among the most breathtaking in Ireland. Ideal as a touring centre, Glengarriff acts as the gateway to the unforgettable sights of the Beara Peninsula, or exciting County Kerry seaside towns such as Kenmare. Closer to home, Glengarriff's nine-hole golf course has as its president actress Maureen O'Hara, who lives locally. Day trippers will enjoy exploring the pathways of the magnificent State Forest, filled with oaks and set in an ancient valley. Another must is a boat ride out to Garinish Island - also known as Ilnacullin - where world-famous Italian-styled gardens show off a sensational collection of plants from March to October every year.

Places to Stay near Glengarriff


Warpool Court Hotel (182.83 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 (183.39 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 (186.60 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

Quality Cottages (187.24 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 (189.22 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 (190.29 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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Atlantic Hotel (191.69 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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Cuffern Manor (191.87 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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Firstone Holiday Cottages (191.88 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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Isles of Scilly Country Guesthouse (192.05 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

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