Top 5 Things To Do in Ardmore

from cliff walks to the coolest bars, Ardmore has it all..

Our Top 5 Things To Do in Ardmore

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It’s time for a Seaside Adventure.

As a luxury seaside hotel, we love to encourage our guests to engage with the great outdoors and the various leisure activities nearby. Cliff House Hotel is home to the Michelin starred House restaurant, our Bar restaurant and The Pantry at CLIFF, which has just opened a new beach-side location. We are also home to our multi-award winning The Well by the Sea spa. However, Cliff House Hotel is not only a haven for food and luxury lovers but it is also a top destination for outdoor lovers and those with a sense of adventure!

Here are our top 5 Things to Do in Ardmore.

1. THE CLIFF WALK

Dripping in Irish heritage, this is a unique 4km walk with beautiful seascapes and breathtaking views. Beginning just outside our door, this walk will take you less than an hour to complete. The route takes you around Ardmore Head and Ram’s Head, passing the Sampson wreck and Father O’Donnell’s Well.

2. SEA SWIMMING

Dip your toe into the exhilaration of sea swimming. So good for us that some doctors are even prescribing it, sea swimming is made easy and accessible in Ardmore. So much so, Ardmore Beach holds a Blue Flag award for excellent water quality and environmental management.

As a seaside hotel, we make the most of our coastal location by encouraging guests to engage with the great outdoors. Our Seas the Day package includes two half-hour sea swimming sessions with your pro swim tutor, a one night stay in a Deluxe Sea View Room, a three-course dinner in the Bar Restaurant and Full Irish breakfast.

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3. urchin bar and adventures

A new addition to Ardmore, we are so excited by the newest, coolest bar in town. Urchin is a funky new beach-inspired bar serving local drinks and signature cocktails! With a beach-side entrance, and a large outdoor area opening out onto Ardmore Beach, it is the perfect spot for a post-swim drink.

Urchin is also home to Ardmore Adventures, who offer real adventure activities in unspoiled natural locations. Activities include Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, White Water Kayaking. Join the Adventure!

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4. THE PANTRY AT CLIFF

Sitting just beside urchin bar, The Pantry has a brand new location beside Ardmore Beach. Serving up delicious teas, coffees and light bites, foodies are in for a real treat. Try out the new signature Prawn Roll and cool off with our new Irish artisan ice cream from Freezin’ Friesian.

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5. ST DECLAN'S WELL AND ROUND TOWER

Located at the end of the Cliff Walk, St Declan used this holy well as his Baptistry in the 4th century and the ruins of a small church that were built in his honour still stand. The round tower stands around 30 metres high, and is decorated with unusually decorative strips at the level of the individual storeys. It is considered to be one of the best-preserved round towers in Ireland.

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