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Accommodation Avalon

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Bed & Breakfast

Brigus Seacliff B&B (709) 528-4488
Brittoner B&B 12 Water St, Box 163, Brigus
Cupid's Haven 169 Burnt Head Loop, Cupids
Points East 34 Sullivan's Loop, Box 286, Pouch Cove AOA 3LO
Rose Manor 43 Water St East, Bears Cove, Harbour Grace, A0A 2M0
Rosedale Manor B&B Inn Box 329, Placentia A0B 2Y0
Rothesay Inn Bed & Breakfast 34 Water St, Harbour Grace, A0A 2M0
The Spaniards Room 185 Conception Bay Hwy, Spaniard's Bay
Stonewall Inn 227 Conception Bay Hwy, Box 1012, Spaniard's Bay

Camping, Cabins, Cottages, Chalets

Camp Canada Newfoundland campgrounds
Island View Efficiency Cottage & Units Broad Cove (Dildo) (709) 582-2230
Northern Bay Sands Box 321, Western Bay A0A 4J0
Salty Seas Cottages PO Box 281, Victoria, A0A 4G0 (709) 598-0600
Sea Arch Cabins (709) 584-3190

Hotels

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Bay Roberts Hotel 72-76 Water St, Bay Roberts A0A 1G0
Maclellan Inn
Hotel Mount Pearl 7 Park Ave, Mount Pearl A1N 1P1
Rothesay House Inn B & B 34 Water St, Box 577 Harbour Grace A0A 2M0

Lodges

Ocean Side Country Lodge Box 194, Point Leamington A0H 1Z0 (709) 483-2002

Vacation Rentals

Best View Efficiency Units Bay Bulls  (709) 334-1179

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Placentia, Newfoundland 2002. Photo credit: CarlB, Wikimedia Commons

Basque fishermen used Placentia, Newfoundland, from the beginning of the 16th century. Fish was salted and dried on Placentia's rocky beach, saving the need for fishing stage.

The town name comes from 'Plazenta' meaning pleasantness in basque. By 1655, the French (who controlled most of Atlantic Canada) made Placentia their capital, calling it 'Plaisance'.

Through the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, Placentia became a British possession. The French had to abandon Placentia. During the 18th century, it was still comparable to St John's in size and importance, with a population between 1500 and 2000. Prince (later, King) William IV spent summer 1786 in Placentia as acting surrogate judge. He described the town as "a more decent settlement than any we have yet seen in Newfoundland". In the mid-1800s, many Channel Island and Irish immigrants came to Placentia.

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