SET within a magnificent 350-acre estate on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib, in County Mayo, Ashford Castle is one of Ireland’s most impressive and renowned hotels.
With a history stretching back almost 800 years, and until relatively recently home to the wealthy Guinness family, the latest addition to The Red Carnation Hotel Collection portfolio provides lavish hospitality on an epic scale.
Famous for its magnificent setting and attention to detail, Ashford Castle has become one of the most sought after and romantic venues for a fairytale wedding, creating lasting memories for brides and grooms from around the world.
Guests dine in the George V Restaurant, so called because it was built to host evening dinner parties for the visit of the then Prince of Wales. More informal dining is provided in the Cullen’s Cottage Restaurant while The Drawing Room serves light meals and snacks during the day, as well as a magnificent traditional afternoon tea.
Each of the castle’s 83 rooms and suites are individually designed. Many of the original features have been preserved but all are equipped with modern amenities including WiFi and interactive TV.
Activities include some of the best fishing in Ireland, as well as a splendidly equipped falconry and equestrian centre.
Golfers can enjoy the estate’s nine-hole 2,996 yards par 35 parkland course. There’s a wealth of water sports as well as tennis, cycling, clay pigeon shooting, archery and a fully equipped spa.
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