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Kells is an engaging market town in the north of County Meath. It's rich in history, filled with ruins and monuments dating back more than 1,000 years to a monastic past. A Heritage town, Kells has a walking tour guiding guests round numerous medieval attractions. The most famous relic is The Book Of Kells, a magnificently illustrated text that now resides in Trinity College, Dublin. Three detailed reproductions are displayed in Kells. One is in St Columba's Church, built in 1778 on the site of a medieval church, whose bell tower still exists. There are several fascinating sights to see in the church grounds, including a round tower and the remains of four Celtic crosses, all thought to be of 11th Century origin, and a 12th Century oratory. A fifth high cross stands outside Kells Heritage Centre, housed in the town's former courthouse. Other features include the 18th Century Tower of Loyd, the Paupers' Grave and, several miles out of town, Teltown Earthworks, a ring fort. More contemporary activities in Kells include motorbike racing, golf, fishing, riding, hunting and a series of annual, fun-filled family festivals. Visitors should make time to see the blissful Grove Gardens, with their tropical bird sanctuary and mini-zoo.

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Portpatrick Hotel (43.85 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.

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Dunskey Guest House (44.04 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 (44.04 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 (44.61 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.

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Knockinaam Lodge (45.65 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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The Ugadale Cottages (46.67 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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The Swan Inn (47.55 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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Marine House Hotel (47.63 miles)

Marine House Hotel

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Jim & Fiona Wood welcome you to the Marine House Hotel website. Our well furnished and decorated hotel is in the town of Stranraer, in the southwest of Scotland. We ... More

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Lakeview Guest House (47.92 miles)

Lakeview Guest House

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Ideally situated on Stranraer seafront, just 5 minutes walk from the town centre, train station and ferry terminal, this family-run guest house with free Wi-Fi is conveniently located for an enjoyable ... More

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Fernlea Guest House (47.92 miles)

Fernlea Guest House

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Close to Stranraer’s town centre and ferry port, this charming family-run bed and breakfast is housed in an attractive, stone-built Victorian property, boasting fine original woodwork and ceilings. With just 3 rooms, ... More

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