4 Best Castle Hotels Near Slane, Ireland - Updated 2024

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Located in northwest Ireland, Slane is the ideal destination for travelers looking to see more of the country, as it is a mere 45 minutes away from Dublin. The town contains the country’s leading archaeological site, Brú na Bóinne. The Hill of Slane is also a significant landmark when it comes to honoring St. Patrick and the victory of Christianity over paganism. If that’s not enough reason to visit this beautiful little town, Slane Castle also hosts many modern-day concerts and high-profile events. Visitors of all ages and backgrounds will surely find something to enjoy in this historic town. After observing the enchanting myths and sites of Slane, why not elevate your experience and choose to stay at a castle hotel? Have the most legendary trip of your life by checking out our list of the best castle hotels near Slane, Ireland.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 13, 2024.

1. Cabra Castle Hotel (from USD 257)

The luxurious Cabra Castle Hotel, built in 1760, is an elegant accommodation fit for royalty. It was previously occupied by nobility before it was restored and turned into a hotel. In addition to the castle, the surrounding 17th-century courtyard buildings have been converted into additional guest rooms.

Guests can choose from various lodging options, from medieval-style castle rooms to charming and cozy cottages. Take a long walk along the expansive and opulent grounds and witness the stunning backdrop of Dún a Rí Forest Park and Loughanlae Mountain, which is only a 12-minute drive away. Due to the property’s extensive capacity, it has been the preferred location for numerous celebrity weddings.

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Cabra Castle Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Kingscourt
35.44 km (22.1 mi) from St. Peter's Parish, Drogheda

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

2. Clontarf Castle Hotel (from USD 172)

Just 11 minutes from Dublin, the capital of Ireland, Clontarf Castle Hotel is a landmark from the 11th century that successfully integrates historic design with modern amenities. This castle hotel near Slane is an accommodation once awarded by Queen Elizabeth I to her designated secretary of state in the country, Sir Geoffrey Fenton. After passing hands over the years, it was turned into a hotel in June 1997.

During your stay, treat yourself to an excellent fine dining experience with Clontarf Castle Hotel’s Fahrenheit Grill, which serves modern Irish cuisine, and known for its regional meat and fish delicacies. Guests can also relax at Knights Bar which is a regal delight with its stained-glass windows and wall accents. For a more contemporary atmosphere, take a sip of wine at Indigo Lounge and unwind underneath its crimson chandeliers.

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Clontarf Castle Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Castle Avenue, Clontarf
40.15 km (25.0 mi) from St. Peter's Parish, Drogheda

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

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3. Beautiful apartment within a 15th-century Irish castle (from USD 437)

Find yourself transported to the 15th century as you stay in this apartment located on the top two floors of an old Irish castle. With the property’s spiral stone staircase, stone fireplace, and dark chandelier over an exquisite round table, it’ll be your dream Irish castle experience coming to life. You even have to go through a barrel-vaulted basement to get to the apartment!

Its historical design beautifully works with modern furnishings such as a fully equipped kitchen, a TV, and free Wi-Fi. You can also walk around the castle grounds or play a round of tennis on the resurfaced court.

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Julianstown, County Meath, Ireland
6.2 km (3.9 mi) from St. Peter's Parish, Drogheda
30 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Castle 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were warm and cozy with all the amenities but the atmosphere of something straight out of history
we loved staying in lizanne’s apartment so atmospheric and beautiful…thanks so much it was memorable
it was comfortable clean and spacious
the place is unbelievably beautiful and very clean
lizanne was a lovely host
lizanne our host made us feel very welcome and was really helpful
lizanne is a great host and provided us with all we needed
lizanne was a wonderful and very attentive host
lizanne and ken are extremely hospitable and made us feel like family
beautiful historical accommodation close to the ocean
the pictures certainly can't come close to capturing this magical place
staying here will transport you to another time a great escape beautiful rural setting close to dublin
an amazing place to stay
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4. The Granary (from USD 172)

The Granary is a beautiful property located within the grounds of a 15th-century castle. With stone walls, plants creeping up the walls, and a quaint interior design, the property promises a comfortable stay alongside the charms of an old Irish castle.

Complete with a highchair, a crib, and baby safety gates, this place is also one of the family-friendly castle stays close to Slane. The indoor fireplace ensures that you’re warm and cozy on chilly nights. The backyard that’s usually covered in grass also provides a space to relax.

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Julianstown, County Meath, Ireland
6.11 km (3.8 mi) from St. Peter's Parish, Drogheda
199 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s a great unit for family of 5-6 with complete kitchen amenities nice family room n bed rooms
very well equipped kitchen and lots to keep us entertained (dvds books boardgames)
house was clean and well equipped
i also had to borrow a vacuum to clean the place
the accommodation was super cozy and everything was clean
the place was clean well equipped the beds amazingly comfortable and the hosts were excellent
host was very nice also
very thoughtful hosts
lizanne and ken were excellent hosts
the hosts are wonderful and full of suggestions
lizanne is a great host and made us feel very welcome
brilliant location very handy to both drogheda and dublin
the granary is very cute and in a great location
lovely location very authentic and comfortable and homely
the location was perfect as a base for trips to the likes of newgrange & tayto park
it is a very beautiful place not so far from dublin and the airport
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Take the journey of a lifetime

Whether it’s historical sites or modern-day pop concerts, Slane has so much to offer. Create the most memorable and indulgent journey to Ireland by choosing one of the best castle hotels in the area.

If castle hotels are not to your taste, you can also check out Airbnb vacation rentals in Slane, Ireland.

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