Castle Hotel Breaks in Ireland

Spectacular Castle Hotel Breaks in Ireland

Ashford Castle, County Mayo

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Castle hotels in Ireland are of the hidden gems within in this beautiful Country – with their cosy nooks and crannies, beautiful grounds and historical background – are just made for romantic weekend getaways. Whether a special occasion or girl's getaway… Enjoy being treated like royalty at one of hidden luxury caste hotels.

Clontarf Castle, Dublin:

Dublin's only castle hotel, dating back to 1170’s, combines 12th-century architecture with 21st-century facilities; a dreamy break offering the best of both worlds to couples.

You don’t even need to leave the capital for a luxurious castle stay, as it’s just a ten-minute drive from the city centre. You’ll be spoilt for choice, from suites with four-poster beds with everyone’s favourite Butlers chocolate on the pillows to the stylish Indigo Lounge with its red chandeliers and spectacular wine list.

Wilton Castle, Wexford:

Located just 25 minutes from Wexford town and about an hour and half from Dublin, this 19th-century castle is set on the banks of picturesque river, surrounded by open green land and quiet wooded countryside. A true peaceful get away.

The castle is comprised of four luxurious self-contained suites; each suite has its own kitchen and sitting room with working fireplace, and are charmingly named after four families who have resided at Wilton over the years.

Kilkea Castle & Golf, Kildare:

A majestic 12th century castle is both a majestic Castle Hotel, but also has a self-contained golf course. It is set in the lush countryside just an hour’s drive from Dublin.

Expect an intimate experience in some suites come with a free-standing bath and 360-degree views of the estate. These views included woodlands and rose-gardens, the Killeshin Hills and the world-class 18-hole golf course.

Bellingham Castle, Louth:

One of the most exclusive venues in Ireland’s North East, this elite 17th-century castle is the centrepiece of the 17-acre estate on the banks of the River Glyde, only 45 minutes from Dublin and an hour from Belfast.

The romantic castle hotel offers just 19 luxurious bedrooms and suites. One of the highlights in this stunning castle is the Music Room. Guest must take time to wander the estate with its man-made river island with footbridges, mature trees and formal gardens.

Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa, Meath:

This enchanting castle hotel is tucked away in a grand estate in Meath dating back to 1764, boasting over 21 acres of spectacular grounds and woodland walks, and is only 18 kilometres from Dublin.

If you are looking to indulge a little, why not treat yourselves to a stay in the Synolda Suite, the only guest room in the Georgian House, and occupying the entire top floor. What could be more perfect than a king-size four-poster bed and a deep soaker bathtub?

Castlemartyr Resort, Cork:

Whether you are looking for some activity, history or some relaxing, this castle hotel has it all. The grounds featuring lakes, streams and an 18-hole golf course, the hotel shares its estate with the ruins of an 800-year-old castlebuilt under Strongbow.

Enjoy some one-on-one time in the spa; there are two private Couples Suites, the Serenity Suite features its own sauna, vitality pool with garden views, relaxation loungers and double-treatment areas where you can enjoy full body massages and facials.

Dromoland Castle, Clare:

This opulent castle, is steeped in hisory, it was once the ancestral home of the O’Brien clan, the direct descendants of Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, Dromoland Castle is now a beautiful Renaissance hotel with its own golf-course.

Take a stroll through the 450 acres of parkland, the flowering rose garden, 16th-century stone courtyard or around the lily pond. You can also take a one-hour tour of the grounds on the pony and jarvey, passing deer, pheasant and other wildlife roaming the estate.

Ballyseede Castle, Kerry:

This is one of the older castle hotels on the list. With a history dating back to the 1590s, the best thing about this castle is its ideal location. It is set along the Wild Atlantic Way on 30 acres of private gardens and woodlands, at the gateway to the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula.

It's also a great spot for animal-lovers, the castle is home to an Irish Wolfhound, three donkeys and four miniature horses, so if you can bring yourselves to leave your cosy room, you’ll have plenty of creature company.

Ashford Castle, Mayo:

A 13th-century castle that blends rich history with contemporary appeal, with beautiful touches such as Waterford Crystal chandeliers and antique rosewood furniture.

Rooms are individually decorated, and if you’re a couple who wants a modern fairytale experience, then you’ll be pleased to know you’ll have USB ports and Bluetooth-enabled wireless speakers. There’s even an onsite 32-seat cinema for those younger visitors!

Ballynahinch Castle, Galway:

Nestled among the rugged Connemara landscape at the foot of the Twelve Bens mountain range, this luxurious castle hotel overlooks a salmon fishery on the Owenmore River. The castle's rooms all boast views of the splendid 450-acre estate and are a tranquil escape from the stresses of everyday life.The word peaceful is the only word to describe this scenic Castle.

Kilronan Castle, Roscommon:

This enchanting castle hotel is tucked away in a grand estate in Meath dating back to 1764, boasting over 21 acres of spectacular grounds and woodland walks, and is only 18 kilometres from Dublin.

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