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Westport is a beautiful riverside town looking out over Clew Bay - an Atlantic inlet filled with islands. The majestic Croagh Patrick mountain forms a dramatic backdrop for Westport which, unusually in Ireland, was a planned town, built in the 18th Century. Among its attractions are a tree-lined boulevard stretching out alongside the River Carrowbeg, complete with imposing Georgian buildings. Westport combines the charm of traditional pubs, shops and festivals with contemporary amenities including conference halls, fully equipped leisure centres, gourmet restaurants and art galleries. It's family- friendly, too, being close to a chain of sandy beaches fringing Clew Bay. Also popular is the children's animal park at Westport House, a fine country mansion now open to the public. The most historic landmark, however, is the 2,500-foot Croagh Patrick, a place of pilgrimage, where Ireland's patron saint, St Patrick, allegedly fasted for forty days back in 441 AD. Other fascinating attractions include the Westport Linen Mill and Museum, the Westport Heritage Centre and the Clew Bay Heritage Centre, at the harbour. Unsurprisingly, Westport offers great opportunities for boating, yachting and sea and freshwater fishing. Many outdoor activities are enjoyed around these parts, from hiking, cycling and climbing to golfing, riding and clay pigeon shooting.

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Harbour Inn Hotel & Restaurant (184.64 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 (187.04 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
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Portpatrick Hotel (189.38 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 (189.59 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 (189.59 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


Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant (190.71 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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Knockinaam Lodge (190.74 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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Craigard House Hotel (190.74 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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Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel (192.25 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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The Swan Inn (193.94 miles)

The Swan Inn
The Swan Inn offers the perfect place to stay when in Stranraer. Centrally located in Sheuchan Street, opposite the excellent Agnew Park with great views across Loch Ryan, located only 3 minutes drive from the ... More | visit website

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