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Population: 9000
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Athy is a picturesque heritage and market town situated at the confluence of the Barrow river and the Grand Canal. The main town in south Kildare, Athy is a place where peaceful waters, romantic stone bridges and the 15th Century White's Castle create a historic and relaxing atmosphere. The river and the canal are great locations for coarse fishing, while canoeing and pleasure cruises are also popular. The Barrow Navigation - a stretch of river running between Athy and St Mullins - can be travelled for more than 40 miles. For golfers, there are two courses in and around the town, and the beautiful Kilkea Castle Golf Club is only a few miles away. And the great racecourses of County Kildare, at Naas, Punchestown and The Curragh, are all within half an hour's drive. The history of Athy is explained at the Heritage Centre, housed in the imposing Palladian town hall, which was built in 1840. The Centre also contains an exhibition about the explorer Ernest Shackleton, who was born in nearby Kilkea. White's Castle, a wonderful landmark, is now privately occupied. It stands beside the 18th Century Crom-a-boo Bridge, imaginatively named after the war cry of the Geraldine family.

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Blackthorn Farm (98.15 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 (98.98 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 (99.30 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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Witchingham B&B (99.37 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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Travelodge Holyhead (99.44 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 (99.48 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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Trearddur Bay Hotel (99.56 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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Woodlands Hall Hotel (101.04 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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Sunnyside Holiday Cottage (101.08 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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Gwyndy (101.34 miles)


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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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