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Oughterard is a beautiful village overlooked by the mountains of Connemara. Situated on the banks of the picturesque Owenriff River which flows into the nearby Lough Corrib, Oughterard is renowned for its scenery. Visitors may enjoy a stroll along the riverside or around the streets with their gaily-painted shop fronts and friendly, historic charm. The village is an ideal base for hikers, bikers and climbers since it's convenient to Connemara's magnificent hills, mountains, lakes and forests. And there's much to explore by car. The 15th Century Aughnanure Castle, the 17th Century Ross Castle and the Glengowla lead and silver mine are all within a few miles of the village, and there are some wonderful scenic drives to discover. Travellers will be stunned by the spectacular views of the mountains from Sky Road (setting for John Wayne's 1950 film 'The Quiet Man'), the woods and Lough Corrib from Western Way, and the vistas stretching out below the Hill of Doon. Lough Corrib is a world-famous fishing centre, and it supplies the restaurants of Oughterard with delicious fresh trout and salmon. Cruises on the lough are popular with visitors, and golfers are lucky enough to have a course right on the doorstep in Oughterard.

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Blackthorn Farm (192.68 miles)

Blackthorn Farm

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Blackthorn farm is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and most rooms have fantastic views. We are minutes from the ferry terminal in Holyhead for sailings to Ireland. ... More

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Boathouse Hotel (192.96 miles)

Boathouse Hotel

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Just 4 minutes from Holyhead's ferry port and with fabulous views overlooking the marina, the Boathouse Hotel offers en suite accommodation, fresh food, a bar and free parking. On the edge of ... More

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Witchingham B&B (193.43 miles)

Witchingham B&B
The Witchingham is located close to Holyhead Port (with ferries departing daily to Dunlaoghaire -Stena Line and Dublin -Irish Ferries) and close to Holyhead Railway Station. Both can be accessed by foot over the Celtic ... More | visit website
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Portpatrick Hotel (193.46 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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Wavecrest (193.56 miles)


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Ideally located 100 yards from the beach yet just only 3 minutes from the ferry/rail terminal and 2 minutes walk into the town centre for pubs and eating places. All rooms at ... More

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Holyhead Lodge (193.61 miles)

Holyhead Lodge
The Holyhead Lodge is located just a 5-minute walk from Holyhead Station and 1-mile from the beach. Lodges include a kitchenette, living area with flat-screen TV and free parking. Kitchens at the lodge include a microwave, ... More | visit website
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Dunskey Guest House (193.67 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 (193.67 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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Travelodge Holyhead (193.72 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Trearddur Bay Hotel (194.36 miles)

Trearddur Bay Hotel
The hotel has the immediate advantage of a magnificent location, with 36 bedrooms and friendly, efficient staff. It is a hotel with a distinct character and wide appeal where each guest receives the best ... More | visit website

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