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    Quiz: what's your ideal castle hotel?

    Peat-scented whiskeys by crackling log fires, magnificent medieval interiors and an old-world ambience… a castle in Ireland is the ultimate luxury stay. But which one is right for you?

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    Luxurious and indulgent – but friendly and relaxed, too – castle hotels can be found all over the island, from the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands to Northern Ireland.

    Question {1}

    Where on the island of Ireland would you like to stay?

    Near the beautiful Ring of Gullion in Northern Ireland

    Close to the Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way

    On the edge of Connemara in the rugged west of Ireland

    Amidst the lakes of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands

    Question {2}

    Castle hotels are all about luxury but which of these rooms would you choose?

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    Question {3}

    It goes without saying that the food will be superb, but which dish do you fancy?

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    Question {4}

    It wouldn’t be a true castle hotel stay without thrilling activities. What would you like to try?

    Forest bathing in the woods

    Learning archery

    Flying a Harris hawk

    Zip-lining through a forest

    Question {5}

    Well, you’re due a spa day, aren’t you? Which spa gives you a sense of wellbeing?

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    Question {6}

    Which experience would make your holiday?

    An eco tour to see how food is grown on the estate followed by a seven-course tasting menu

    A one-on-one consultation with the castle’s resident genealogist to trace your Irish family

    A craft and design tour that brings you right into the workshops of local artists and craftspeople

    An electric bike ride through lush countryside topped by a gourmet lakeside picnic

    Question {7}

    Which of these castles is calling to you?

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    Ashford Castle, County Mayo

    Five-star Ashford Castle in the west of Ireland is a global icon of luxury accommodation. Originally built in the 13th century, and once owned by the Guinness brewing family, it has won countless awards since it opened its doors to guests in 1915. From landscaped gardens to a private cinema, world-class food to an award-winning spa, Ashford delivers the best but it prides itself on its warm Irish hospitality.

    Killeavy Castle, County Armagh

    One of Ireland’s “newer” castle hotels, Killeavy Castle dates from the mid-19th century and is nestled in the woodlands of the Ring of Gullion in Northern Ireland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In addition to the luxurious accommodation and first-rate service of a castle hotel, Killeavy has a strong sustainability ethos, with menus featuring food from the estate farm, policies to reduce single-use plastic and a programme of tree-planting to help repopulate Slieve Gullion Forest.

    Kilronan Castle, County Roscommon

    A magnificent Gothic structure on the shores of Lough Meelagh in County Roscommon, Kilronan Castle today is the epitome of castle hotel opulence, with its blend of old-world elegance and modern luxury. The 19th century castle has been beautifully restored, the 16-hectare estate boasts breathtaking lake and woodland views, and the full suit of armour that greets you as you enter the castle will reassure you that this is as authentic as it gets.