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Adare is an idyllic Limerick village, often described as the prettiest in Ireland. Charming thatched cottages, historic ruins and beautiful greenery captivate all those who pass through the village, which is located on the River Maigue, just over half an hour's drive from Shannon Airport. The cheery main street is filled with colourfully painted houses and shops, contrasting with the quaint cottages and, elsewhere in the village, the romantic old buildings that make this such a popular setting for weddings. The scenic ruins of the 13th Century Desmond Castle, on the banks of the Maigue, are being renovated in parts, and supervised tours are available. Other notable sights include a fine Augustinian abbey founded in the 14th Century, a restored 13th Century Trinitarian abbey, and the ruins of a Franciscan friary. They are seen in the centre of the Adare Manor golf course, which itself is wonderfully situated beside Desmond castle. Adare Manor, meanwhile, is a splendid Tudor mansion now open as a luxury hotel, with magnificent grounds including lakes and another golf course. The village history is exhibited at the Heritage Centre, which also houses lovely craft shops. Opposite is a one-time washing pool and a delightful park. Local sports centre on golf, horse-riding and fishing.

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Warpool Court Hotel (157.53 miles)

Warpool Court Hotel
Situated in its own grounds, overlooking the wild Atlantic with its offshore islands of Skomer and Ramsey, Warpool Court has unrivalled views. Easy walking distance to the Pembrokeshire coastal path and the 'city' centre of ... More
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TYF Eco Hotel (158.00 miles)

TYF Eco Hotel

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Attached to a converted 19th century windmill in rural St. David's, this homely and environmentally conscious hotel is an ideal base for a range of outdoor activities. Situated just off a ... More

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Felindre Cottages (159.67 miles)

Felindre Cottages
The two timber lodges at Felindre are surrounded by farmland in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

It is just five minutes walk through the fields to the Coastal Path and the picturesque fishing ... More | visit website

Quality Cottages (161.14 miles)

Quality Cottages
Wonderful Wales within such a tiny country we have so much squeezed in to see, do and learn. Quality Cottages have for 50 years, been offering both the best of holiday cottages in ... More
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Lochmeyler Farm Guest House (162.99 miles)

Lochmeyler Farm Guest House
A 220 acre working dairy farm in the centre of the St Davids Penninsular. 3 miles from coastal path. Luxury facilities, 5 stars Visitwales, 5 Diamond AA, Visitwales Gold Award. We have 7 en-suite bedrooms, ... More | visit website
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Ferryboat Inn and Restaurant (165.93 miles)

Ferryboat Inn and Restaurant

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Offering quality en suite rooms and forecourt parking, 500 metres from Fishguard ferry port, this is the nearest accommodation provider to Europcar and Hertz car hire, ideal for visiting Pembrokeshire. The 4-star ... More

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Ty-Hendre (165.98 miles)


Ty-Hendre is a superbly appointed cottage which sleeps 4, is situated just a couple of miles out of Fishguard and with lovely pastoral surroundings. The owners have created a delightful conservation area within the 5 ... More | visit website


Hope and Anchor Inn (166.00 miles)

Fine Food and Comfortable Rooms and the doorstep of the Fishguard Cork Irish Ferry and pembrokeshire National Park ... More
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Cuffern Manor (166.75 miles)

Cuffern Manor
Jayne and Julian welcome you to stay in their grade 2 Georgian manor house in the heart of Pembrokeshire. A few miles from stunning coastal scenery, you can be assured of a friendly welcome and ... More | visit website
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Y-Grisiau-Tri-Deg-Naw (166.79 miles)


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Just yards from an award winning sandy beach with rock pools at low tide, this attractive and very comfortable property is perfect for family holidays. Broad Haven ... More

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