Moody, chilly, and hauntingly picturesque, the tiny town of Newport, Ireland, is the perfect escape from the big city and a busy mind. This is the type of place where you could imagine W.B. Yeats wandering along silent lanes as he composed new, romantic verses in his head. Now you can fall in love with the poetic Newport with one of our Newport vacation rentals.
Located in the barony of Burrishoole (bless you!) on Ireland’s west coast, Newport offers you a quiet refuge from the world. From your cozy vacation rental, such as the Woodside Lodge, you might be able to see stunning views of Newport Church sitting in silent nobility at the top of a high hill. The church, built in 1914, dominates the town and is well worth a look. The gorgeous, stained glass windows were designed by artist Harry Clarke. If you’re searching for even more solitude, or perhaps inspiration for the gothic novel that’s been itching in your mind, walk the quiet roads to the Burrishoole Abbey. Surrounded by quiet waters on two sides, the ramshackle ruins of this abbey will touch your soul and fill your camera with plenty of stunning photos.
When it’s time to come out of seclusion, you’ll find the locals friendly and the eats good and hardy. Newport may not be a buzzing metropolis, but it is in Ireland, so you’ll find plenty of pubs to grab a pint. Throw back some Guinness and soon enough you’ll be clinking mugs to toast the good health of all your new friends. At Travelocity, we help you feel like a local by setting you up right in the heart of town—in an accommodation like Westbrook Country House. With a short-term rental, you can take plenty of time to rest, relax, and enjoy small-town life in this beautiful and fixating corner of the world.