The Thistle Inn

47 Dalrymple Street, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, DG9 7EY
Telephone: 01776 702203

Telephone: 01776 702203

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The Thistle Inn 47 Dalrymple Street Stranraer Dumfries and Galloway 01776 702203 80 4.4
Great place
5 stars 5

'Great place to stay. Very friendly. Will definitely book again.'

Review By - patrick mclaughlin
Date - 21st May, 2017

Verified Customer

Warm Clean Welcoming
4 stars 4

'Lovely room with all mod cons . Warm Clean and welcoming'

Review By - Catherine Davies
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 10th April, 2017

Verified Customer

Comfortable, pleasant and accessible.
5 stars 5

'Private off road parking outside the chalets which is so handy. Motel style accommodation is disable friendly, and ours had a walk in shower with bars too. The beds were extremely comfortable, and we slept like logs. Staff were friendly and charming, so much so, that we will stay here again.'

Review By - Adrian Fear
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 13th March, 2017

Verified Customer

Perfect for us!
5 stars 5

'My fiancé and I have stayed here twice now as a rest stop before our early morning ferry to Belfast. It\'s just perfect for our needs! Warm chalet room, hot shower, clean comfy bed and always a lovely warm welcome. Ideal for a nights rest before and after a long days travelling. Will no doubt be back next time!'

Review By - Dawn Barker
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 26th December, 2016

Verified Customer

Lovely room
4 stars 4

'Clean and tidy and right in the centre. Basic but had everything you would need for a one nights stay. The only thing missing was some glasses in the room'

Review By - Tracey Gleave
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 24th December, 2016

Verified Customer

Fantastic
5 stars 5

'Lovely room and was very peaceful and quiet. Only negative was that the shower was quite light and slow. Will definately be staying again:'

Review By - Lynda Boe
Date - 14th November, 2016

Verified Customer

Ideal Stopping Off Point
5 stars 5

'on past occasions when catching the Cairnryan to Belfast Ferry it has been a mad dash to get the ferry after a 500 mile drive so this time we decided to travel up to Stranraer the day before and avoid any stress catching the ferry, the same was planned for the return trip.On arrival at the Thistle Inn it just looks like an ordinary pub, but drive to the rear and the terrace type ground floor rooms look most inviting, the double room was clean and nicely decorated and the en suite shower/toilet clean and well presented,heating was available and required as the temperature dropped during the evening, TV, wi-fi,tea and coffee were all available in the room,after a good nights sleep we set off for the ferry relaxed and in good spirits. On return from Ireland we stayed at the Thistle for another night before travelling to the Lake District, we occupied a similar room which was to the same standard as the other. Would recommend the Thistle Inn to anyone who needs a stopping off point at a reasonable cost.'

Review By - Mike Hadley
Date - 8th November, 2016

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'thank you Mike appreciated very much Regards Alex'

Basic, Clean and Comfortable
4 stars 4

'Stayed for an overnight in this wee place, the owner was lovely, very accomodating, rooms were basic but very clean and comfortable, would stay again.'

Review By - Catherine Ross
Date - 21st October, 2016

Verified Customer

ruhiger Ort
4 stars 4

'Sehr enger Parkplatz! Rollstuhlgängiges kleines Zimmer. Nettes Personal'

Review By - Beatrix Mögerle
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 5th October, 2016

Verified Customer

weekend at The Thistle Inn
4 stars 4

'Friendly and welcoming, happy to help in every way to make our stay comfortable clean and spotless accommodation with housekeeping done every day.'

Review By - Robert Cochrane
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th August, 2016

Verified Customer

Stay at the Thistle Inn
4 stars 4

'I very much enjoyed my stay. The room was large and comfortable, with interesting architectural features, and the bed was very comfortable. The room was quiet and restful. It was not en suite, but the bathrooms were close and really ample for the number of rooms. I liked having the choice of a bath as well as a shower. Having the kitchen was welcome. I was able to eat a tasty take-away meal and keep milk in the fridge. The staff were very helpful and friendly. I was a bit sorry not to call in at the bar - just too tired after having been out all day! But it looked very cheerful and welcoming.'

Review By - Alexandra Hardie
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 23rd August, 2016

Verified Customer

The Thistle inn
4 stars 4

'Very clean and tidy would stay again'

Review By - Paul Davies
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 17th August, 2016

Verified Customer

Thistle Inn
4 stars 4

'Helpful hosts and comfortable accomodation.'

Review By - Elise Methven
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 15th August, 2016

Verified Customer

Rooms
5 stars 5

'Nice clean rooms and 2 minutes from town centre would go back'

Review By - James Anderson
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 8th August, 2016

Verified Customer

Great location
4 stars 4

'Great central location in tye town. Friendly owner and super breakfast. No problem staying here again next time'

Review By - Mr. Stuart Turner
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 1st August, 2016

Verified Customer

Great place!
5 stars 5

'We stayed in the family room. 3 adults and 2 children. Lovely place and lovely owners would highly recommend!'

Review By - Adam Longfield
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 23rd July, 2016

Verified Customer

Great stay
5 stars 5

'Fantastic, clean, comfortable bed, great service.'

Review By - Trish Bolton
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 22nd July, 2016

Verified Customer

Great stay
4 stars 4

'Great night at the Thistle. Friendly staff and the manager Sandy is a gem'

Review By - James Park
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 18th July, 2016

Verified Customer

Thistle Inn Wonderful
5 stars 5

'Such a nice staff, welcoming and friendly. Love that the pub is attached. Yummy breakfast.'

Review By - Kimbrough Mauney
Date - 3rd July, 2016

Verified Customer

Perfect Rest Stop
4 stars 4

'Clean, comfortable, great breakfast and friendly staff. A great wee bar where fun nights are to be had (sadly we were too exhausted) and a great breakfast room. For down to earth travellers who want a refreshing stop over in walking distance to bars and restaurants this is for you.'

Review By - Janet Booth
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th June, 2016

Verified Customer

thistle
4 stars 4

'Enjoyed our stay good service, good breakfast friendly people'

Review By - Ann Jenkins
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 5th June, 2016

Verified Customer

good
5 stars 5

'Comfortable warm and sunny room. Bed was comfortable neat and clean friendly staff'

Review By - Jacqui Dornan
Date - 2nd June, 2016

Verified Customer

visiting family
5 stars 5

'Again visiting family In Stranraer, the host and staff are always friendly and will go out of there way to help out. I needed an extra room at short notice for my son who decided to join us and this was no trouble in sorting out for us. Thank you for another excellent stay.'

Review By - Mr. Colin Ramsden
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 23rd May, 2016

Verified Customer

stranraer stay
5 stars 5

'Very clean tidy accommodation, staff competent confident and very friendly and helpful, highly recommended'

Review By - Mr. Dave Newton
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 26th April, 2016

Verified Customer

Couldn\'t Fault.
4 stars 4

'Booked this accommodation at the last minute as I decided to travel a day earlier than expected to be nearer ferry. Easy online booking, great sized comfortable room (3) only downside was street noise which is not to Inn\'s fault as the town bars emptied. Good value, excellent breakfast and friendly efficient staff.'

Review By - Mr. Stewart Thompson
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 4th April, 2016

Verified Customer

Lovely, thank you
4 stars 4

'We had a very nice stay. Helpful staff. Nice breakfast from Freda. Thanks to Ashleigh at the bar. Aeroplanes are very safe now young lady, cape diem.'

Review By - Phillip Morton
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 14th March, 2016

Verified Customer

Great place with great staff.
5 stars 5

'First time ever staying here and will definitely be back if in Stranraer again. Chalets are beautiful and the staff were very helpful and friendly ,also the private off street parking was very useful. Not far from town centre either..A++'

Review By - Kerry Drummond
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 7th March, 2016

Verified Customer

very pleasantly surprised
4 stars 4

'Stranraer is not a place we\'d go out of our way to stay in - but the Thistle Inn Motel style cabin room was perfectly pleasant, comfortable, well supplied with necessaries and quietly situated, off the road. We just needed a night\'s sleep pre- ferry and this matched our requirements to a tee, and was great value. Stranraer Tandoori, just round the corner was an excellent find for a great tasting, well presented meal.'

Review By - Mcfaul
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 5th March, 2016

Verified Customer

pleasant stay in Stranraer
4 stars 4

'Room was clean and bed was comfortable. Breakfast was very tasty with choice of cereal and cooked. Staff all very helpful.'

Review By - Bryan Davis
Date - 29th February, 2016

Verified Customer

1st class
5 stars 5

'I had a one night stay in the Thistle Inn on Sat 09.01.16. I stayed in one of the chalets at the rear of the inn and found the chalet to be very comfortable. It was cold on arrival but as soon as I spoke to a member of staff the heating was turned on and it was warm in no time. I found all the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great and Frieda serving was a delight, nothing was too much for her. I also used the bar during the Sunday and found the staff to be excellent. I would definitely use The Thistle Inn again if I\'m ever down in the Stranraer area.'

Review By - Helen McGreechin
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 11th January, 2016

Verified Customer

Clean, friendly, comfortable
5 stars 5

'Very warm welcome on arrival, very clean room. Great quality bedding. Lovely breakfast. Definitely would return 100% Staff were very helpful. Great value for what I paid. Some people just love to complain. Thanks Thistle inn..... I will be back :)'

Review By - Caitlen Kelly
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 6th January, 2016

Verified Customer

clean and comfortable
4 stars 4

'For accommodation on a budget this b and b is great value. The chalet was warm, comfortable and clean. Well situated for the town with a friendly welcome from the owners and staff. Would definitely return.'

Review By - Nigel Westwood
Date - 3rd January, 2016

Verified Customer

Friendly and hospitable
4 stars 4

'I enjoyed my stay here. Everyone (including the customers in the public bar) was friendly and welcoming.'

Review By - John Thor Ewing
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 30th November, 2015

Verified Customer

Great and easy
5 stars 5

'Highly recommend. Very comfortable and easy service. Great location for our early ferry crossing. Thank you for the great nights rest.'

Review By - Kim Erskine
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 27th October, 2015

Verified Customer

Well worth a visit.
4 stars 4

'We stayed on Fri Sat Sun 3rd to 5th Oct2015. The room was clean the bed was clean and the shower room was clean. Only complaint there was no hot water in the washbasin. They were having problems with the heater. breakfast was not included. But there are plenty of places nearby like the Rendezvous. If you do go to the Thistle Inn You must attend the Karaoke on a Sat night. Best laugh we\'ve ever had for a long time. Look out for Morris he\'s brilliant. Staff were excellent too and very friendly. Do go and have a really good time. Bill & Margo. PS don\'t take any notice of the negative reviews they don\'t reflect the conditions as they really are.'

Review By - Bill McLaren
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 6th October, 2015

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Hi Bill Thank you for your kind review,Was a pleasure to have you stay with us ,Could you put a review on booking.com for us'

One night stay at thistle inn
4 stars 4

'Stayed at thistle inn whilst attending family wedding. We stayed in one of the chalets and it was very clean and perfect for our requirements. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was lovely the next morning. Would recommend a stay here to anyone.'

Review By - Mrs. Shirley Ferguson
Date - 15th June, 2015

Verified Customer

One night stay at thistle inn
4 stars 4

'Stayed at thistle inn whilst attending family wedding. We stayed in one of the chalets and it was very clean and perfect for our requirements. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was lovely the next morning. Would recommend a stay here to anyone.'

Review By - Mrs. Shirley Ferguson
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 15th June, 2015

Verified Customer

Wonderful surprise
5 stars 5

'Pulling in on our bicycles, we were a bit concerned...but once we saw how lovely and clean and quiet the rooms were...we could not have been happier. Great location...close to town but not right in it..a very easy stroll...the rooms were small but very well appointed and the showers were great! Thank you for the wonderful surprise...from happy Canadian cyclists:)'

Review By - Michelle De Camp
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 31st May, 2015

Verified Customer

The Thistle Inn
5 stars 5

'This inn is ideally situated for the ferry to Northern Ireland being only 5 miles from the terminals. I found the accommodation perfect for a nights\' break in journey. I was met on arrival by Freda and she showed me immediately to my room which was immaculate and very comfortable indeed. Breakfast,too was excellent. Alround the Inn is friendly, comfortable and welcoming. I shall be booking again.'

Review By - Ray Newman
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 4th May, 2015

Verified Customer

Easter weekend
5 stars 5

'It is always a pleasure to stay at the Thistle inn. Travel up from the south to visit family takes it toll and the warm and friendly welcome and atmosphere from the owners and staff are always a great sight. Again you are made to feel part of the family from the time you arrive till the time you depart. I will definitely rebook again.'

Review By - Mr. Colin Ramsdens
Date - 7th April, 2015

Verified Customer

mr
5 stars 5

'nice clean ,well laid out chalet room ,good breakfast very nice friendly people ,good saturday night kareoke in bar ..very good value for money .car parking beside chalet'

Review By - Terence Mccracken
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 30th March, 2015

Verified Customer

young couple
4 stars 4

'Found safe very friendly room clean and tidy and breakfast good .Would recommend to freinds and family. Would stay again .GOOD value for the price..'

Review By - ANdrew Smith
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 23rd March, 2015

Verified Customer

One night in Stranraer
4 stars 4

'The Thistle does exactly what it says on the tin. Clean excellent value for money budget accomodation ideal for the Cairnryan ferry'

Review By - Gary Banks
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 11th March, 2015

Verified Customer

Thistle Inn
4 stars 4

'We stayed overnight before catching ferry and found the Inn to be very convenient and welcoming. The room was clean and comfortable. There was a problem with heating when we arrived and this took a couple of hours to be fixed. In the meantime the staff could not do enough to provide heaters and ensure we were comfortable. We would certainly stay here again.'

Review By - George Baker
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 9th March, 2015

Verified Customer

one night stay
4 stars 4

'Comfortable with enough facilites to make it an easy place to stay .i wold us again'

Review By - Mark Copeland
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 12th January, 2015

Verified Customer

Good nights sleep
4 stars 4

'Room was clean and tidy, very comfortable bed and nice quiet nights sleep. Easy walk into town. Will use the Thistle again if travelling Cairnryan to Larne.'

Review By - Kevin Shannon
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 10th January, 2015

Verified Customer

Chalet room at The Thistle Inn
5 stars 5

'Perfect stay for a night before catching the early ferry. 15 minutes from Cairnryan Ferry. Friendly staff greeted as on arrival. Free internet access was a bonus. Clean room and comfortable bed. En suite toilet with shower. Short walk to town centre. No entertainment but ask for a quite room as could be noisy at weekend. Did not have breakfast.'

Review By - Richard Cowie
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 2nd December, 2014

Verified Customer

Wonderful hospitality
5 stars 5

'Yet again another weekend in Stranraer visiting family and staying at the Thistle Inn. The hospitality and warm and friendly welcome of everybody involved is wonderful. It is a family run inn/b&b and you are made to feel like one of the family, from the room, to the bar and then to breakfast, nothing is too much for them to do for you. Again like last time I have rebooked . Thank you'

Review By - Mr. Colin Ramsden
Date - 17th November, 2014

Verified Customer

overnight stay.
5 stars 5

'I found the Thistle Inn an ideal stop over from the ferry a (couple of miles away).The staff were friendly and breakfast excellent .'

Review By - Ian Brown
Date - 14th November, 2014

Verified Customer

Warm Welcome
4 stars 4

'This hotel was what it says on the tin!! great welcome nice room, we didnt have breakfast as left early to catch ferry, but i am sure it would have been great. Defo stay again.'

Review By - David Henderson
Date - 20th September, 2014

Verified Customer

Stranraer revisited
5 stars 5

'First time at the Thistle, but not the last, made to feel like one of the family, nothing was too much trouble for the staff the service was spot on.'

Review By - James Ludlow
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 19th September, 2014

Verified Customer

pleasant stay
4 stars 4

'Very clean,good breakfast Good to have direct access from the car park to the room (chalet style)'

Review By - John Moore
Date - 18th September, 2014

Verified Customer

recommend this hotel
5 stars 5

'Very clean and the staff were very helpful at all times we would recommend it to anyone.'

Review By - Irene Muir
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 2nd September, 2014

Verified Customer

Family Visit
4 stars 4

'Thoroughly enjoyable stay. Friendly and helpful staff. Chalet style room is clean and comfortable. We will be using this venue again.'

Review By - Mr. Iain Gardner
Date - 1st September, 2014

Verified Customer

Great value for money
4 stars 4

'Lovely sized chalet style room,very clean, very friendly and welcoming and nice breakfast too Would definitely stay again'

Review By - Russell Crowther
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 19th August, 2014

Verified Customer

nice one
4 stars 4

'short but pleasant stay, nice clean room would stay again. thankyou'

Review By - William Thomson
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 17th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Friendly
4 stars 4

'Very friendly welcome,could not be more helpful.'

Review By - John Guthrie
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Old fashioned hospitality
4 stars 4

'We enjoyed our stay here very much. Lovely staff who were extremely accommodating. Nothing seemed too much to ask and a delicious breakfast in bed was very much appreciated too. Would definitely stay again.'

Review By - Laine Clark
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 4th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Stopover
4 stars 4

'Just a brief stop over at this delightful Inn. Very basic and a little dated but great reception from the owners who were very helpful and informative. Very good value for money. WIll definitely be staying again.'

Review By - Julie Lukow
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 22nd July, 2014

Verified Customer

very good
4 stars 4

'Very welcoming owners rooms are basic but comfortable and spotless we will be going back'

Review By - Howard Ramsden
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 18th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Great Place to stay
4 stars 4

'Great friendly owners who welcomed us. Small clean rooms with all you need for a comfortable stay'

Review By - Deborah Strang
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 7th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Late Booking
4 stars 4

'I was very happy with the welcome. Room was spotless and comfortable and breakfast more than adequately met my needs.'

Review By - Iris Harborne
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 5th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Jim Casey
5 stars 5

'Great place to stay. Liked the idea of having chalets. Will use it again when in the area'

Review By - James Casey
Date - 1st July, 2014

Verified Customer

Basic but Nice
3 stars 3

'It will never win any awards but it's what it says on the tin. Cheap - Basic - Clean & Very Very friendly staff.'

Review By - Garry Pearson
Date - 1st July, 2014

Verified Customer

Mr
4 stars 4

'Room was clean staff were friendly and i enjoyed my stay at the Thistle..'

Review By - Kevan Kennedy
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 30th June, 2014

Verified Customer

08th june to 09th june
5 stars 5

'once again thank-you for a very pleasant stay at your hotel, again the staff service was way beyond par and the room very comfortable, I would have no problem recommending your hotel to friends and family. Once again a score of 11 out 10 keep up the good work and I will definitely be booking the next time I am in stranraer.'

Review By - Kevin Gemmell
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 9th June, 2014

Verified Customer

my stay
5 stars 5

'Thank you for a lovely night , the room was very tidy and warm and the bed was very comfortable.In the morning breakfast was veryenjoyable and I would recommend your hotel to any of my friends who were in need of somewhere to stay whilst in stranrearr for whatever reason. So marks out of 10 where 10 very pleased and 1 is not pleased at all I am happy if allowed to give you and your staff 11 out of 10'

Review By - Kevin Gemmell
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 2nd June, 2014

Verified Customer

From oz
4 stars 4

'Staff were friendly, Room was clean and homely, shower was HOT! Really well situated, reasonably priced and the breakfast was lovely!'

Review By - Brendan Leahy
Date - 11th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Thank You!!
5 stars 5

'Excellent accommodation, spotlessly clean and most comfortable. Ideal base for touring as well. Breakfast was delicious and again, lovely clean breakfast room. Thanks for the experience, will return if we need to travel back down that way. Will recommend to friends.'

Review By - George Stewart
Date - 8th May, 2014

Verified Customer

the thistle inn
4 stars 4

'It was a great stay. They are very welcomeing and friendly.'

Review By - John Wilson
Date - 19th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'Ideal place to stay with helpful friendly staff,Comftorble and cosy. Second time used and will return.'

Review By - Norma Donald
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 2nd April, 2014

Verified Customer

Warm welcome
4 stars 4

'We stayed in the large family room, it was clean,warm and comfortable. No on suit but not a problem as there are two bathrooms very close to all 5 bedrooms.Breakfast was a choice of cereal, toast and cooked, tea and fruit juice. This is not a 4 star hotel but for the money (£70)good value, I would say again.'

Review By - Paul Carr
Date - 2nd March, 2014

Verified Customer

bargin
4 stars 4

'clean tidy rooms,great breakfast,friendly staff,what more do you want ?'

Review By - Bill Brown
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 14th February, 2014

Verified Customer

The Thistle Inn
5 stars 5

'The accomodation was lovely, the breakfast lovely and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly - acting above and beyond the call of duty. Just one problem - they weren't expecting us - not that it mattered. They put the matter right in about 10 seconds. It's just lucky that they hadn't gone out. But I'd certainly recommend The Thistle.'

Review By - Mr. Stephen Peters
Date - 7th February, 2014

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'Good facilities, good price, very warm welcome from owner and a great breakfast served in my room. What more could you ask for? Would recommend this accommodaton.'

Review By - Patricia Gorst
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 6th February, 2014

Verified Customer

traveller
4 stars 4

'We found the chalets clean smart and comfortable and the staff very hospitable would stay again'

Review By - Elsie Graham
Date - 29th December, 2013

Verified Customer

Great.Worth every penny
5 stars 5

'Had a lovely stay at The Thistle Inn. Room was clean and cozy, great value for money, warm welcome and great oriental breakfast. Would stay again. Thanks to all staff for making my stay so comfortable. Couldnt ask for better. : )'

Review By - Nicola West
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 18th November, 2013

Verified Customer

very friendly
4 stars 4

'very nice clean chalet comfortable bed landlady very friendly with a very helpful son would use again'

Review By - Mrs. Margaret Brown
Date - 7th October, 2013

Verified Customer

Hotel review
5 stars 5

'Clean, friendly and real value for money. Plenty of eating places within easy walking distance. Recommended'

Review By - Mr. Garry Bagguley
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 5th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Excellent B&B.
5 stars 5

'Excellent B&B. Great location. Very clean. The room we had was very big and nicely decorated. The staff where nice and friendly, Freida was great with Harrison and Oliver. Recommended.'

Review By - Mr. Mark Heaney
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 4th August, 2013

Verified Customer

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