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Castledermot is a small riverside town with wonderful historic ruins that transport the visitor back in time through hundreds of years. Situated on the River Lerr amid the rolling hills and farmland at the southern tip of County Kildare, Castledermot grew up around an early Christian monastery which existed, it's believed, until the 12th Century. The site is now occupied by the church and churchyard of St James, where a reconstructed Romanesque doorway remains in remembrance of the monastery. Also in the churchyard are two magnificent granite high crosses decorated in Celtic style and with carvings depicting incidents from The Bible, the bottom of a third cross, a variety of ancient tombs and stones, and a 10th Century round tower. The tower is more or less complete, although its original cap has long gone, having been replaced with battlements. Close to this remarkably interesting part of Castledermot, surprisingly close to the main road, stand the stone-wall remains of a 13th Century Franciscan friary. Guests to the town may stay in the luxury of Kilkea Castle, Ireland's oldest inhabited castle, which is now a hotel with first-rate golf and leisure facilities. Another fine local attraction, Mullaghrelan Wood provides beautiful trails, a ring fort and a wishing well.

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Blackthorn Farm (93.68 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 (94.63 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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Holyhead Lodge (94.87 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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Woodlands Hall Hotel (94.87 miles)

Woodlands Hall Hotel
Woodlands Hall Hotel is a charming country house hotel is located in a secluded position in Edern on the beautiful LLeyn Peninsula in North Wales.

The Woodlands Hall Hotel, situated on the idyllic ... More | visit website
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Witchingham B&B (95.00 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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Trearddur Bay Hotel (95.00 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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Travelodge Holyhead (95.01 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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Wavecrest (95.10 miles)

Wavecrest

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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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Gwyndy (95.21 miles)

Gwyndy

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Just a short stroll from a sandy beach, this modern, comfortably furnished single storey property makes an ideal base for summer seaside holidays and winter escapes. Situated ... More

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Sunnyside Holiday Cottage (96.47 miles)

Sunnyside Holiday Cottage

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Sunnyside provides excellent accommodation on 2/3 floors for familes and groups wishing to stay in the popular village of Four Mile Bridge, near Trearddur Bay and Rhoscolyn and their sandy ... More

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