Ashford Castle Hotel
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Through the grand stone gates, a royal adventure begins. This remarkable 800-year-old castle, widely recognised as Ireland’s top castle destination and once home to the Guinness family, is exceptional in every sense.
Set in 350 acres of woodland on the shores of Lough Corrib in County Mayo, the multi-award winning property, lovingly restored and steeped in history, has been voted ‘Best Hotel in the World’.
Warm smiles will greet you at every turn from the extraordinary characters of the castle, who passionately care about guest experiences and take pride in each and every detail. Discover exquisite interiors with unique artwork, Donegal crystal chandeliers, panelled oak walls and hand-carved fireplaces, and sumptuous fabrics adorning each of the 83 individually designed rooms.
Watch hawks soar at Ireland’s first School of Falconry; enjoy a round of golf on a course designed by Eddie Hackett and restore inner peace and harmony at the state-of-the-art spa. Take the lake cruise to explore the stunning scenery and surrounding islands or try your hand at the ancient pastimes of archery and clay shooting.
Extraordinary dining experiences await in the Dungeon, the George V restaurant and in the wine cellars beneath the castle, with fine Irish cuisine made from fresh seasonal produce, homegrown ingredients from the estate and sourced locally from artisan suppliers. In the evening retreat to the billiards room, watch a movie in the 32 seater cinema, or try one of the 60 Irish whiskies in the Prince of Wales Bar.