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Dundalk - one of Ireland's largest towns - has a whole range of attractions to interest every member of the family, from sports to shopping, and beaches to indoor games and amusements, including ice- skating and tenpin bowling. This is a place where visitors may explore the past at museums, exhibitions, historic buildings and ancient sites (children can't resist throwing coins to make a wish at the Proleek dolmen) while also enjoying the best in contemporary restaurants, bars and entertainments, arts and crafts. Situated close to the border with Northern Ireland, Dundalk is the county town of Louth, the so-called "land of legends". It's located close to the beautiful Carlingford Lough, where water-based activities include great angling and sailing as well as more extreme sports such as kitesurfing. Land-lovers, meanwhile, will find plenty to do - golfing, riding, cycling or, perhaps, mountaineering - in the spectacular countryside of the Cooley Peninsula, although the less athletic may prefer to have a flutter on the horses or greyhounds at Dundalk Stadium. Sightseers will be endlessly busy, with some of the most popular destinations including the County Museum, Burns Cottage (the home of Scottish poet Robert's sister Agnes), the sensory garden of St Leonard's and, about ten minutes' drive away, Knockabbey Castle and Gardens.


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Portpatrick Hotel (77.48 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 (77.69 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 (77.69 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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Knockinaam Lodge (77.93 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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Tigh Na Mara Hotel (80.07 miles)

Tigh Na Mara Hotel

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Tigh na Mara Hotel boasts an enviable location, situated within a stone's throw of a beautiful stretch of unspoilt, sandy beach. This area features some of Scotland’s most spectacular coastline ... More

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Torrs Warren Country House Hotel (80.94 miles)

Torrs Warren Country House Hotel

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A quiet family run hotel ideal for the ferry to Ireland or exploring the Rhins in the southwest of Scotland. We have a licensed bar and restaurant and all the ... More

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Cross Haven Guest House (82.88 miles)

Cross Haven Guest House

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Mick and Gayle Holmes guarantee you a warm welcome on your arrival at Cross Haven. It is a beautiful Victorian villa refurbished by us to a high standard. Formerly a ... More

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Fernlea Guest House (82.89 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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Abonny Guest House (82.96 miles)

Abonny Guest House

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Abonny Guest House is a family bed and breakfast accommodation situated close to Stranraer town centre, ferry, rail and bus terminals.The guest house is totally non-smoking and offers both en-suite ... More

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Marine House Hotel (82.97 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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