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Drogheda is an ancient riverside town with a friendly, contemporary atmosphere famous for arts, culture and music. There's plenty of craic in the local bars and restaurants, and some of the more recent attractions include a waterpark, Funtasia, and a variety of shopping and business centres. Drogheda began to develop into today's modern settlement and a commuter town for Dublin workers in the 1990s, when the Irish economy was rising. Its most readily identifiable landmark is the viaduct over the River Boyne, carrying trains between Dublin and Belfast. The town is justly famous for Beaulieu House, a 17th Century mansion boasting four-acre gardens and a classic car museum. Even more celebrated is St Peter's Church, where a shrine to St Oliver Plunkett incorporates the saint's actual preserved head. Some other truly historic sights within a six-mile radius include the Bru na Boinne Neolithic monuments, the ruins of a round tower and three high crosses at Monasterboice, the Millmount mound and Martello tower, the imposing St Laurence Gate (remaining from the medieval town walls) and the site of the 1690 Battle of the Boyne. The town offers heritage walks - although those preferring grassier surfaces will enjoy well-regarded golf courses including the championship- quality County Louth Golf Club.

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Boathouse Hotel (75.60 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 (75.89 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 (76.10 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 (76.24 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 (76.50 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 (76.59 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 (77.68 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 (78.07 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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Aldpallyards (78.76 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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Sunnyside Holiday Cottage (79.36 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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