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The scenic fishing town of Balbriggan is becoming increasingly popular as a holiday destination. Located on Ireland's east coast, it has wide, golden beaches, exhilarating seaside walks and an 18-hole parkland golf course that welcomes visitors. Balbriggan also serves as an ideal base for sightseeing, and it's only twenty miles from the great historic and contemporary attractions of Dublin, the capital city. Balbriggan's principal beach is sandy and safe, patrolled by lifeguards in the summer season. It's overlooked by a tall, round Martello tower, one of a number built in the 1800s as a defence against Napoleon's army. The harbour is older still, dating back to 1761. Here, it's nice to stop a while, take a photo of the lighthouse (minus its original dome) and watch the fishing boats sail in and out. There are plans to update the harbour area, following a major housing development in the north of the town. Balbriggan enjoys wonderful views over the Irish Sea, its colonies of seals and County Down's Mourne Mountains from vantage points on the coastal pathways, the viaduct, the golf course and Ardgillan Castle, the town's big visitor attraction. The castle, actually an 18th Century manor, is known for its beautiful gardens.

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Boathouse Hotel (66.62 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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Blackthorn Farm (66.79 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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Witchingham B&B (67.12 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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Wavecrest (67.25 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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Holyhead Lodge (67.47 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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Travelodge Holyhead (67.56 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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Trearddur Bay Hotel (68.57 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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Salem Fach (69.53 miles)

Salem Fach

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Commanding panoramic countryside views, this charming and very comfortable cottage is perfectly located for exploring the delightful island of Anglesey, with its beautiful sandy beaches, historic monuments ... More

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Sunnyside Holiday Cottage (70.26 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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Aldpallyards (70.43 miles)


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Enjoy our Beautiful En-Suite Bedrooms. Family and double rooms available as well as Twins and Single rooms. We also cater for disabled guests with a number of ground floor rooms ... More

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