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Dufferin Coaching Inn

At a Glance

    Pros

  • ideal for exploring Strangford Lough attractions
  • good value for the money

    Cons

  • far from the bright city lights
  • no elevator

Dufferin Coaching Inn Review

Leontine Haines presides over this 1803 inn next to picture-perfect, grandly gracious Killyleagh Castle—reputedly the longest-inhabited castle in Ireland and arguably the country's prettiest. Formerly a bank, the inn happily retains original fittings, with Art Deco windows, mahogany doors, and a Wells Fargo door on the gent's toilet (formerly a strong room). The decor is elegant Georgian, and lush and cozy rooms are individually styled; three have king-size four-poster beds. The owner supplies tourist information and will give you a visitor map to discover the dreamy shores of Strangford Lough, whether on foot, by bike or car. The restaurant-bar next door—a separately run business—has a rustic feel to it with friendly snugs (cubicles) and Cajun and jazz music keeping things lively on Saturday afternoons and evenings.

    Hotel Details

  • 7 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 04-10-2013

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