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Rossnowlagh is renowned for its wonderful beach. Situated on the Atlantic coast of south-west Donegal, the resort is treasured for its dramatic views over Donegal Bay and the towering cliffs of Slieve League. Rossnowlagh Beach, with its wide, golden, four-kilometer crescent, is popular with families for its lovely sands, scenic strolls and safe swimming, with regular lifeguard patrols during the summer. But it's more famous still for its excellent surfing. With huge waves rolling in at up to twenty feet high, Rossnowlagh has long hosted a variety of surfing championships. Other sports enjoyed at the beach include jet and water skiing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, beach casting and sea fishing. Walking and cycling are favourite activities, with Rossnowlagh linking through country lanes to such nearby towns as Ballyshannon to the south, via the Kingfisher Trail coastal loop. Another route leads to Murvagh, where there is another long beach with great dunes, and the fine 18-hole Donegal Golf Club links course, set on a peninsula. Drivers may like to explore lively Donegal town, about 16 kilometers north of Rossnowlagh. Closer to home, the Donegal Historical Society Museum, contained in a 1950s- built Franciscan Friary, is well worth visiting. And spectators flock to the World Rally Championships when they are hosted by Rossnowlagh.

Places to Stay near Rossnowlagh

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Harbour Inn Hotel & Restaurant (111.25 miles)

Harbour Inn Hotel & Restaurant

A destination for all seasons

Situated adjacent to Bowmore harbour, our small family run hotel offers superb accommodation, high quality award winning food and excellent service. As a base for touring Islay, described by the Lord ... More | visit website

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The Ugadale Cottages (114.53 miles)

The Ugadale Cottages
On the outer fringe of western Scotland, there exists a very special place. Nestled in the southwest corner of the Mull of Kintyre, where the movements of sea, sand, wind and grazing sheep have intertwined ... More | visit website

Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant (117.37 miles)

Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant
Welcoming family run Inn on hebridean Island of Islay
A family run Inn with a friendly Scottish welcome, excellent food, great selection of malt whiskies, beers and ales, David and Ruby Graham welcome you to ... More
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Craigard House Hotel (118.38 miles)

Craigard House Hotel

Welcome to the Mull of Kintyre. Join us in this lovely old house, turned friendly and informal bijou hotel. Take the time to really relax and chill out in one of our cosy rooms, most ... More | visit website

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Gigha Hotel (123.31 miles)

Gigha Hotel
The Trust owned Gigha Hotel is located just a few hundred yards from the ferry terminal, and has a personal charm all of its own. Our team are exceptionally friendly and will ensure that your ... More | visit website
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Portpatrick Hotel (123.75 miles)

Portpatrick Hotel
Standing in a commanding position, high on the Galloway Cliffs, The Portpatrick Hotel is magical and the vistas are unspoilt offering some of the most spectacular views in Britain.

We are blessed with having some beautiful ... More | visit website
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Dunskey Guest House (123.95 miles)

Dunskey Guest House
Gareth and Teresa Cole look forward to welcoming you to the Dunskey Guest House in Portpatrick, a family run guest house within walking distance of Portpatrick’s harbour, restaurants, pubs and shops. We are also the ... More | visit website
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Fernhill Hotel (123.95 miles)

Fernhill Hotel

With breath taking views over the village and harbour of the picturesque village of Portpatrick, Fernhill Hotel is the best place in the area to relax and enjoy the fantastic views, play the superb golf ... More | visit website

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Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel (124.52 miles)

Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel

Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel invests the charm and romance of an 1815 functioning lighthouse with the comforts of a small, very unique, luxury hotel and restaurant.

The Lighthouse is a listed 'A' building of major national importance. ... More | visit website

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Knockinaam Lodge (125.44 miles)

Knockinaam Lodge
In a romantic position at the foot of a wooded glen and sheltered by cliffs, this impressive Victorian house has furnishings that are bright, tasteful and luxurious. It stands in 30 acres of gardens and ... More | visit website

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