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Located between Cork city and Killarney, Macroom is a small but bustling market town with a vivid historic atmosphere that's among its main attractions for visitors. The gateway and tower of the otherwise demolished Macroom Castle cast their own special character over the town, with the arch opening into a large and lovely area of parkland filled with riverside pathways that lead through stands of beautiful, mature trees. Only a few miles west is the remains of another ruined building, the five-storey tower house belonging to Carrigaphooca Castle - the "Castle on the Rock of the Fairy". A number of ancient sites are dotted around the outskirts of Macroom, among them holy wells, churches and burial circles, mounds and stones. One such formation, a dolmen, is located not far away at Bealick. Macroom has a long and bloody history of battle, although it's a peaceful, colourful and welcoming place these days, with brightly painted buildings lining the streets, a weekly farmer's market, a museum, a toy soldier factory, a theatre and concert centre, traditional music pub sessions, and an 18-hole golf course. The surrounding countryside is ideal for fishing, cycling and walking, boasting dramatic mountain scenery, the splendid eco- friendly acres of Millstreet Country Park and the geologically important Gearagh nature reserve.

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Warpool Court Hotel (157.35 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 (157.90 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 (160.90 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 (161.68 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 (163.65 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 (165.16 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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Cuffern Manor (166.49 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 (166.85 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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Ty-Hendre (167.89 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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Welcome Traveller Inn (168.10 miles)

Welcome Traveller Inn
If you come to Pembrokeshire for exhilarating activities or simply to get peace, you can rest assure that your stay at the Welcome Traveller Inn we will provide you with the best relaxation you could ... More | visit website

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