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Front-Royal is a town located in Warren County in northern Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. It's approximately 70 miles west of Washington D.C. As of the 2000 census, the population of Front Royal was 13,589 residents. The Shenandoah River flows through the town and the entrance to the Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive is located here. Front Royal was settled by whites as early as 1738, and originally known as Lehewtown. At one time, it was also known as Helltown, due to the rough and wild mountaineers and river travelers in the area who came into town looking for alcohol and women. Today, historical attractions near Front Royal include the Stonewall Jackson Museum and the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park. Shenandoah National Park is long and narrow, with the broad Shenandoah River and valley on the west side, and the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont on the east. The most well-known feature, Skyline Drive, is a 105-mile National Scenic Byway that runs the entire length of the park along the ridge of the mountains. Almost forty percent of the park's land area has been designated as wilderness and is protected as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. There are over 500 miles of hiking trails within the park, and other activities include horseback riding, mountain biking, wildlife viewing camping. Front Royal is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns in the Shenandoah Valley.

Surrounding areas: Fort Valley, Virginia (6.4 mi), Flint Hill, Virginia (11.9 mi), Sperryville, Virginia (18.1 mi), Winchester, Virginia (18.6 mi), Luray, Virginia (22.4 mi), Gore, Virginia (25.0 mi), Old Rag Mountain, Virginia (26.1 mi)

Front Royal Vacation Rentals

Front Royal Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Cool Harbor Motel141 West 15TH StFront Royal, VA (540) 635-2191
Hampton Inn Front Royal9800 Winchester RdFront Royal, VA (540) 635-1882
Pioneer Motel541 S Royal AveFront Royal, VA (540) 635-4784
Quality Inn-front Royal10 Commerce AveFront Royal, VA (540) 635-3161
Skyline Resort Motel622 S Royal AveFront Royal, VA (540) 635-5354
Super 8 Motel111 South StFront Royal, VA (540) 636-4888
Super 8 Motel2120 Reliance RdMiddletown, VA6.0 mi.(540) 868-1800
Ramada21 Signal Knob DrStrasburg, VA6.6 mi.(540) 465-2444
The Wayside Inn7783 Main StMiddletown, VA8.9 mi.(877) 869-1797
Budget Inn28999 Old Vly PikeStrasburg, VA10.1 mi.(540) 465-5298
Hotel Strasburg213 Holliday StStrasburg, VA10.2 mi.(800) 348-8327
Comfort Inn Stephens City167 Town Run LnStephens City, VA11.2 mi.(540) 869-6500
Holiday Inn Express165 Town Run LnStephens City, VA11.2 mi.(540) 869-0909
Days Inn2951 Valley AveWinchester, VA15.8 mi.(540) 667-1200
Sleep Inn & Suites140 Costello DrWinchester, VA16.6 mi.(540) 667-7636
Candlewood Suites1135 Millwood PikeWinchester, VA16.8 mi.(540) 667-8323
Super 8 Motel - Winchester1077 Millwood PikeWinchester, VA16.8 mi.(540) 665-4450
Holiday Inn1017 Millwood PikeWinchester, VA16.9 mi.(540) 667-3300
Red Roof Inn991 Millwood PikeWinchester, VA16.9 mi.(540) 667-5000
Travelodge Of Winchester160 Front Royal PikeWinchester, VA16.9 mi.(540) 665-0685
Hampton Inn-univ/mall Area1655 Apple Blossom DrWinchester, VA17.1 mi.(540) 667-8011
Quality Inn East603 Millwood AveWinchester, VA17.2 mi.(540) 667-2250
Comfort Inn Shenandoah1011 Motel DrWoodstock, VA18.0 mi.(540) 459-7600
Holiday Inn Express1130 Motel DrWoodstock, VA18.2 mi.(540) 459-5000
Hampton Inn Conference Center204 Berryville AveWinchester, VA18.5 mi.(540) 678-4000
Country Inn & Suites-Winchester141 Kernstown Commons BlvdWinchester, VA18.6 mi.(540) 869-7657
Courtyard By Marriott Winchester Medical Center300 Marriott DrWinchester, VA18.6 mi.(540) 678-8822
Echo Village Motel3632 Vly PikeWinchester, VA18.6 mi.(703) 869-1900
Fairfield Inn & Suites250 Frnt Royal PikeWinchester, VA18.6 mi.(540) 665-8881
Holiday Inn Express & Suites142 Fox Ridge LnWinchester, VA18.6 mi.(540) 667-7050
Wingate Inn150 Wingate DrWinchester, VA18.6 mi.(540) 678-4283
Shoneys Inn1347 Berryville AveWinchester, VA18.7 mi.(540) 665-1700
Econo Lodge Winchester North1593 Martinsburg PikeWinchester, VA20.8 mi.(540) 662-4700
Comfort Inn1601 Martinsburg PikeWinchester, VA20.9 mi.(540) 667-8894
The Cardinal Inn1005 East Main StLuray, VA21.9 mi.(888) 648-4633
Days Inn138 Whispering HL RdLuray, VA22.6 mi.(540) 743-4521
Best Western In Town Of Luray410 W Main StLuray, VA23.0 mi.(540) 743-6511
Mount Weather Emergency Assistance CTR19844 Blue Rdg Mountain RdBluemont, VA23.5 mi.(540) 662-9201
See's MotelMain StWardensville, WV24.2 mi.(304) 874-2666
Airlie Conference CTR6809 Airlie RdWarrenton, VA24.5 mi.(800) 288-9573

Front Royal Weather & Climate

North Central Virginia's Piedmont Region has a humid, subtropical climate with four, distinct seasons. Heavy snows are common in the wintertime in the Piedmont region, while the rest of the state may receive only a fraction of snow. Cold air masses arriving from the Blue Ridge Mountains, especially during the winter, can lead to significant snowfall and ice storms from early November to mid-March. Thunderstorms are possible in all months of the year, but more common in the warm, humid days of summer. Although the temperature of Virginia varies according to location, it generally becomes increasingly warmer farther to the south. During the month of September, anywhere from 10 to 40 percent of Virginias rainfall comes from hurricanes and tropical storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 41°F 20°F 2.90 in. -
February 46°F 21°F 2.42 in. -
March 55°F 30°F 3.09 in. -
April 65°F 38°F 2.67 in. -
May 74°F 48°F 3.82 in. -
June 82°F 57°F 3.65 in. -
July 87°F 62°F 3.63 in. -
August 85°F 60°F 3.26 in. -
September 79°F 52°F 3.66 in. -
October 68°F 40°F 3.12 in. -
November 56°F 31°F 2.85 in. -
December 46°F 24°F 2.45 in. -

Front Royal Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Eastern Wv Regional Shepherd Field (MRB) located about 35 miles northeast of Front Royal in Martinsburg, West Virginia, the Washington Dulles International airport (IAD) located approximately 39 miles east of Front Royal in Washington, District Of Columbia, the Charlottesville Albemarle airport (CHO) located roughly 55 miles southwest of Front Royal in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley Regional airport (SHD) located around 58 miles southwest of Front Royal in Staunton / Waynesboro / Harrisonburg, Virginia, and finally the Ronald Reagan Washington National airport (DCA) located about 62 miles east of Front Royal in Washington, District Of Columbia.

Front Royal Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersRockvilleMD57.1 mi.
Marshall Hall ParkBryans RoadMD62.9 mi.
JeepersGreenbeltMD71.1 mi.
Six Flags AmericaMitchellvilleMD78.0 mi.
Six Flags AmericaUpper MarlboroMD78.0 mi.
Paramount's Kings DominionDoswellVA83.1 mi.
Water Parks
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD90.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Bowling Green Country ClubFront RoyalVA 
Front Royal Country ClubFront RoyalVA 
Jacksons Chase at Pine HillsFront RoyalVA 
Shenandoah Valley Golf ClubFront RoyalVA 
Carpers Valley Golf ClubWinchesterVA16.4 mi.
Luray Caverns Country Club & ResortLurayVA22.4 mi.
South Wales Golf ClubJeffersontonVA25.1 mi.
Meadows Farms Golf CourseLocust GroveVA28.3 mi.
Somerset Golf ClubLocust GroveVA28.3 mi.
Ski Areas
Bryce ResortBasyeVA33.1 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA48.7 mi.
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA64.8 mi.
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD76.2 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA81.0 mi.
Blue KnobClaysburgPA96.2 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA109.0 mi.
State Parks
Sky Meadows State ParkVA13.1 mi. 
Lost River State ParkWV36.8 mi. 
Loudoun MuseumLeesburgVA36.5 mi.(History)
James Madison MuseumOrangeVA46.7 mi.(History)
Drop Zone Virtual MuseumFairfax StationVA47.5 mi.(History)
Schifferstadt Architectural MuseumFrederickMD54.2 mi.(History)
NIST Virtual MuseumGaithersburgMD55.5 mi.(Technology)
United States National Slavery MuseumFredericksburgVA58.1 mi.(History)
NewseumArlingtonVA59.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA 
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC62.3 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD88.7 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD88.7 mi.

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