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Ballinalacken Castle Country House & Restaurant

A good base for the Cliffs of Moher
OK, just to be clear, you don't actually stay in a castle. The tower house is next door and it's behind a locked fence. I checked. But you do stay in a stately house with high ceilings and antiques. A sitting room looks out over fields to the sea, and the bar is cozy and inviting. The restaurant looks good too but we didn't try it. You're about a half hour or so from the Cliffs of Moher and maybe 10 minutes from Doolin, which has pubs and restaurants. It's a comfortable place to stay, and it's got character. Oh, and the breakfast is good and generous. Always a us.
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