Local Attractions

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The vibrant and medieval town of Swords is situated in the region of Fingal, a region that offers the best of Ireland; old world charm, scenery and a rich heritage.
A mere 10 minutes drive from the picturesque marina village of Malahide and just a short distance to several sandy beaches, a rich diversity of historic sites, castles and gardens, the town of Swords offers a host of amenities. These include a selection of good eating places ranging from friendly pubs to good restaurants and a modern and impressive shopping mall with 11 screen cinema – and all within 5 to 10 minutes walk from Abbeyglen Cottage.

The region’s attractions include :

  • Castles and Gardens
  • Ardgillan Castle and Demesne
  • Malahide Castle and Demesne
  • Newbridge House and Demesne
  • Swords Castle

Ardgillan Castle


Sports and Leisure

  • Golf, with over 25 courses to choose from!
  • Walking and cycling
  • Swimming
  • Horse riding
  • Fishing
  • Sailing, surf boarding and surfing