Two weekends ago, we took a short break to the picturesque town of Carlingford. Situated on Ireland’s ancient East coast, on the edge of Carlingford lough, and with the impressive backdrop of Slieve Foy, the town is just over 100 miles from Belfast (about 75 minutes drive) and a short distance over the border that separates the north and south of Ireland (the very same border at the heart of the Brexit negotiations !)
Carlingford is a town steeped in history, its roots dating back to Viking times and it still retains its medieval layout with castle ruins, narrow lanes and small streets. Its compact size makes it a lovely destination for a short break with beautiful views across the lough, brightly painted houses and good quality restaurants , pubs and cafes all within walking distance.
We arrived late afternoon on a Friday, staying for two nights at the wonderful…
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