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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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Rosedale Manor B&B Inn
Rosedale Manor B&B Inn
40 Orcan Drive
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Our heritage waterfront Placentia bed and breakfast has a private guest dining and sitting areas and a pastry chef host. Be prepared for a comfortable restful sleep, elegant surroundings, and gourmet food. All the rooms have local artwork and high quality furniture, hand crafted in Newfoundland. Enjoy comfortable beds, with 100% cotton sheets, cotton blankets and locally handcrafted quilts.
Castle Landing Guest Home B&B Placentia 16 Larkin Drive, Highway 100 Request Info
Fleur De Sel Vacation Home Long Term Placentia 12 O'Keefe St
Harold Hotel Hotel Placentia P.O. Box 142, Freshwater Request Info
Fitzgerald's Pond Park RV/Camping Argentia Route 100
Northeast Arm Motel Hotel Dunville P.O. Box 542

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