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Walking & Hiking Holidays

Sligo known for its surf coast is also home to looming cliffs, crashing waves, historical ruins and of course Benbulbin, a unique table mountain.  Sligo has it all, with magnificent wild landscapes and safe walking amenities to match.  Enjoy one of the stunning looped walks and take your pick from landscapes; upland, woodland, coastal, rivers & lakes, urban or rural.  Sligo has it in abundance.  You will be spoiled for choice.  Make Sligo your destination of choice for your walking holiday or simply take in an afternoon hike with the family as part of your summer staycation, enjoy one of the less well know trails and soak up the peace and tranquillity.


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Sligo - A Golfers Paradise

It's long since known far and wide that the stunning links course of County Sligo in particular are a golfers dream.  Set amidst the stunning backdrop of mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. There are several to choose from.  As the Golf courses reopen, Golf is fast becoming the ideal social distancing sport which allows you enjoy some exercise and stunning scenary at the same time.  Clubs have worked hard over the last few month to ensure safety precautions are in place.  This will ensure a golfing experience which is safe without taking away the enjoyment of paying the game.

The Yeats Country Hotel, overlooks the putting green of County Sligo's Championship Course, so once you park the car you need not start your engine until its time to go home.  If you fancy taking in a second or third course, your spoilt for choice.  Strandhill Golf Course, across the bay, is a short 20 minute drive.  Enniscrone Golf Course is 40 minutes drive and Bundoran Golf Course is also 20 minutes away.  All courses are offering attractive rates and are looking forward to welcoming new and not to new golfers back to their greens.


Scenic Sligo Driving

The mesmerising sights of County Sligo inspired WB Yeats.  If you have been like the rest of us the last few months then the thought of taking off on the open road is just the treat for you, now add some stunning scerary.  Ideally based in Rosses Point the Yeats Country Hotel has scenic drives in all directions, with so much stunning coastline and natural beauty.  We will even provide you with a picnic if you wish. 

Drive around Mullaghmore Head and take a walk around the headland. You have the best of both.  Enjoy a wonderful drive regardless of the weather as it only enhances the drama of the crashing cliff waves and sun light on Inishmurry Island.


Other drives include Aughris Head with beach walk or visit the cliffs or pier and take a picnic on the nearby Dunmoran strand just a few minutes drive away.  Highwood and Lough Arrow offer a stunning inland experience leading onto the Miners Way historical trail.  Fishing enthusiasts can marvel at Lough Arrow, one of Europes finest wild trout fishing loughs.  Lough Talt and Ladies Brea offer a stunning mountain drive through the Ox mountain or drive around Lough Gill and through Glencar Valley.  Whichever route you take you wont be disappointed.  Then return to Rosses Point and take in the stunning backdrop as your watch the sun set.



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