7 Irish castles you wouldn’t believe are also hotels

Dive into the stunning Irish countryside and discover history along the way. And if you want to truly go back in time and live like an Irish royal, spend the night in one of these 7 castle hotels!

Ashford Castle

Irish castles you wouldn't believe are also hotels

Member of the Leading Hotels in the World and part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection is this stunning 350-acre estate, where opulent interiors, antique furniture, fine fabrics and stunning rooms and suites await you.

This stunning 13th century castle was once the property of the Guinness family until it was transformed into a five-star-luxury hotel, where spending the night like royalty is exactly what you’ll get.

Solis Lough Eske Castle

Irish castles you wouldn't believe are also hotels

Dating back to the 15th century is the stunning Solis Lough Eske Castle: a lushes lakeside castle belonging to the historical O’Donnel Clan who founded the North-Western town of Donegal.

At Solid Lough Eske Castle, everything is set up for you to escape from ordinary life, and immerse yourself in a lushes estate that provides comfort, luxury, and beautiful landscapes and scenarios. Relaxation? That’s exactly what you’ll get.

Dromoland Castle

Irish castles you wouldn't believe are also hotels

If you want to dive into Ireland’s history, Dromoland Castle beats them all! It was the ancestral home of the O’Briens of Dromoland – Kings of Thomond – whose lineage goes all the way back to Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland.

And if the history isn’t enough, the 400-acre estate features stunning antique furniture, and lushes rooms and suites, not to mention the Championship Golf Course that offers magnificent panoramic views.

Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort

Irish castles you wouldn't believe are also hotels

Located in South-Western Ireland is the stunning Adare Manor, which used to be the seat of the Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl. While the caslte used to be a Georgian-style estate, it was later transformed into a gothic castle.

The stunning 840-acre estate is located on the River Maigue and features a Championship Golf Course as well as a trout fishing village. The manor features antique furnishings, lushes rooms and suites, exemplary dining and jaw-dropping gardens filled with centuries-old Lebanese Cedar Trees. It’s truly spectacular.

Cabra Castle Hotel

Irish castles you wouldn't believe are also hotels

Just a one-hour drive from Dublin is the stunning four-star Cabra Castle Hotel. If you’re searching for relaxation and an impeccable service, you’ve hit the jackpot.

The beautiful Cabra Castle is enchanting: surrounded by a 9-hole golf course and scenic trees that make up the Cavan countryside, you will truly feel like you’ve been catapulted back in time.

Kilronan Castle

Irish castles you wouldn't believe are also hotels

Situated in the northern part of Ireland, on the shores of Lough Meelagh, is the beautiful Kilronan Castle. With a stunning scenery, surrounded by 40 acres of forests, Kilronan Castle is the ideal place to relax and live your Irish fairy-tale.

Not only is Kilronan Castle one of the most beautiful in Ireland, it is also the ancestral home of the Tenison family and the great Colonel King Tenison. With tis restored surrounding, Kilronan Castle is the ideal place to relive history.

Waterford Castle

irish castle you wouldn't believe are also hotels

Located in South-Eastern Ireland is the stunning Waterford Castle: a 310-acre private island on the River Suir. If relaxing in a 16th century castle surrounded by woodlands and a jaw-dropping 18-hole golf course is what “holiday” means to you, Waterford Castle is the place for you.

The castle’s interior echoes a 16th century old-world, and features beautiful antique furniture, original oak paneling, and a one-of-a-kind Elizabethan Stone fireplace. Cozy? You bet it is!


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