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Placentia has a long history dating back to the 16th century fishing industry.  The French called the town Plaisance. Originally the French controlled most of Newfoundland until 1713's Treaty of Utrecht, at which time the Placentia Bay settlements fell under British rule.  During the 18th and 19th centuries, Placentia was made home by Irish immigrants.

Placentia offers many outdoor activities, including: swimming, fishing, bird-watching, hiking, kayaking, ATVs and more.  Placentia's official borders include Jerseyside, Freshwater, Dunville and Argentia.  Placentia has archaeological sites, museums (specifically the O'Reilly House and Castle Hill)

Placentia is located about 130 km (81 mi.) from St. John's.  Argentia provides ferry links from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia

Placentia accommodations include hotels, motels, campgrounds and bed and breakfasts.

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Castle Hill Bed and Breakfast B&B Placentia Old Castle Hill Road
Castle Landing Guest Home B&B Placentia 16 Larkin Drive, Highway 100 Request Info
Cochrane's Corner Guest House Long Term Placentia P.O. Box 124, Dunville Request Info
Dixon Inn B&B Placentia P.O. Box 376
Fleur De Sel Vacation Home Long Term Placentia 12 O'Keefe St
Harold Hotel Hotel Placentia P.O. Box 142 ,Freshwater
LL and D Guest Rooms B&B Placentia XXX
OceanView Efficiency Units Long Term Placentia P.O. Box 490 -
Rosedale Manor B&B Inn B&B Placentia 40 Orcan Drive Request Info
Behind the Maples Bed & Breakfast B&B Dunville 133 Main Road Request Info
Northeast Arm Motel Hotel Dunville P.O. Box 542

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