Welcome to the land of the Vikings, made up of medieval castles and historic church buildings that date back to the 13th century. Along with its rich cultural history, and lush countryside with quaint villages, Dublin is also the center of contemporary arts and education. The Irish city lies at the mouth of the River Liffey and is bordered on the south by the Wicklow mountains. Globe Trotters are drawn to the diversity that the city has to offer. Whether you are searching for a quiet family vacation in a large stone castle with sheep grazing out on the fields, or want to sample the best Irish whiskey, you are certain to have a cheerful time in Dublin. Take a look at some of these exquisite traditional castle hotels in Dublin.
Located in a tranquil setting by the sea, you will find this deluxe four-star hotel only a short 10-minute ride away from the city center. At first glance, you will notice the rich history that the hotel posses. This 11th-century hotel is tastefully decorated with luxurious finishes. The hotel boasts an award-winning restaurant and lounge area that provides the perfect setting to enjoy some afternoon tea. There is a bus stop outside of the castle with regular services to the city center.
An elegant hotel that combines modern and classic in a harmonious way. The tranquil setting at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel features a whirlpool spa, 20 m (65.6 ft) indoor swimming pool, sauna, and a fitness center. The rooms offer guests an uninterrupted view of Dublin Bay, with en-suite bathrooms and satellite TVs, and includes hairdryers, telephones, and tea/coffee making facilities. If you are looking to tuck your feet in the golden sand or take a dip in the salt water, then the beach is just a short walk away and a 20-minute drive will have you in the city center.
Wondering what its like to live like a royal? As you enter the grounds of this ancient mystical castle you will feel a majestic sense of prestige and nostalgia at the same time. The five-star Castle overlooks Killeshin Hills, only minutes from the ancient Mullaghreelan Woods. One of the best things about the property is that it caters to everyone looking to have an authentic and enriching experience. The root configuration is wide to suit different budgets, from a self-catering lodge to an 11-bedroom castle for exclusive hire. Take a walk in the perfectly landscaped garden fit for a queen. The nearest airport is Dublin Airport, 84 km (52.2 mi) from Kilkea Castle and County Carlow Military Museum is only 11 km (6.8 mi) away from the property.
Kinnitty Castle is a 19th-century gothic castle that welcomes visitors to the accommodation set in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. The castle features high ceilings with period furniture. Some of the amenities you can expect to find at the property include a spa, tennis court, fine dining restaurant, and bar. Rooms at Kinnitty Castle Hotel feature classic decor and unique furnishing. Private bathrooms feature a bathtub, free toiletries, and a hairdryer. Guests can relax in the public areas with complimentary tea and coffee.
Cabra Castle is set at a quiet location on 100 acres (40.5 hectares) of parklands and gardens. The 4-star facility has 105 bedrooms overlooking the beautiful countryside. There is a bar and a restaurant serving fresh, local food. The rooms are uniquely decorated and are all en-suite. They feature telephones, tea, coffee, and satellite TV. Some of the rooms are located at the property’s courtyard. Sit back and enjoy the exquisite views of the countryside from the many patios and terraces. The overall feel at the property is modern chic and meets old-school luxury by way of a grand staircase and high ceilings.
Situated on a 560-acre (226.6 hectares) estate lies this historic gem that epitomizes luxury living and tranquillity. This opulent escape features 12 well-appointed bedrooms, multiple reception rooms, and lounges and gourmet kitchen. Take a stroll on the estate grounds and you will find a walled garden with a special rose display, an apple orchard and a delightful arboretum with over 300 types of exotic trees and plants, a 20-acre (8.09 hectares) lake situated close to the castle is ideal for angling and boating, and a place dedicated for horse riding too.
Luttrellstown Castle Resort
Castle Leslie Estate is an opulent 5-star property located 80 minutes from Dublin’s city center. The estate is nestled in the Irish countryside surrounded by green fields, tall trees, and lakes. A perfect getaway spot for people looking to enjoy some outdoor activities in a tranquil and quiet setting. Take long walks exploring the countryside of gallop the fields on a horseback ride. Rooms feature an en suite bathroom with deep roll-top bath and views of the Equestrian Centre or woodland. Rooms also include flat-screen televisions. The interior of the property is well decorated with luxury and authentic classic finishes. After a long day of activities, visit the in-house Victorian spa that offers a wide range of relaxing treatments.
The Lodge at Castle Leslie Estate
Address: Castle Leslie Estate, Glaslough
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Garden
Planning a family getaway or retreat with a big group? Then why not rent out this stunning five-bedroom Castle. The refurbished three-story property has two large living rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a large dining room with garden views. You will be 40-minutes away from Dublin City and completely surrounded by green fields with a fully operational stable adjacent to the castle.
Address: Skryne Castle
Picturesque castle hotels for a memorable holiday
If you are looking to stay in a different type of hotel, that is full of charm, character and rich in history, then why not book a stay at one of these castle hotels in Dublin. All these properties are the perfect setting to take amazing photos and create a once in a lifetime experience. It is not every day that one has the opportunity to say they have stayed in a real-life castle.
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