Ireland’s rich history is synonymous with the archetypal castle and the Irish countryside is dotted with examples of these stunning buildings. Fortunately many have been preserved and transformed into exquisite castle hotels and residences that pay homage to a bygone era of high kings and queens.
Irish Castle Hotels are world famous not least as the wedding venue of choice for celebrity nuptials such as Paul McCartney, David and Victoria Beckham, Brian O’Driscoll and Pierce Brosnan. The majesty of castle hotels in Ireland, oftentimes set against the backdrop of a magnificent ancient kingdom, offers the ultimate form of fantasy escapism and nothing conjures up fairytale and romance quite like a castle hotel.
Irish Castles, from throughout the ages, continue to bring joy and wonderment to everyone in their modern-day re-incarnations as castle hotels. The Abbeyglen Castle Hotel in Connemara offers an authentic experience in this idyllic region with the tasteful restoration of the castle into a luxurious four-star property and the perfect base from which to explore the natural beauty of the west of Ireland.
Many of Irelands Castle Hotels boast 5 Star accommodation and luxury. The most luxurious of these may well be Dromland Castle in Co Limerick or the award winning Solis Lough Eske Castle in Co Donegal. Both of which are sure to please enthrall.
To stay in a castle is a truly unique experience and allows you a taste of how the nobility of Ireland once lived whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend away or a family adventure. You can view a small selection of Irish Castle hotels here.