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Ashford Castle
Galway, Ireland

Galway, Ireland

The most comprehensive Resort in Ireland.

This 13th century Castle is located 45 minutes from Galway city. Once the Estate of Lord Ardilaun and the Guinness family, Ashford opened as a luxury hotel in 1939, making it the oldest castle hotel in Ireland and recently voted the Best Hotel in the World by Virtuoso Awards 2015.

In 2013 Ashford was bought by the Tollman family of the Red Carnation collection, who began a loving restoration project resulting in a “Palace inside a Castle”.

The Castle offers 82 bespoke bedrooms, one Hideaway Cottage, a 32 seated cinema, multiple dining options, a Library, a Billiard’s room, a Cigar terrace, a state of the art Spa and beautiful public lounges and 21st Century technology throughout. The Ashford Estate offers an array of activities including Orvis fly fishing to Ireland’s First school of Falconry, Cruising on Lough Corrib, horseback riding, Archery, Kayaking, Zip wiring and Clay pigeon shooting.

As part of a large renovation project, The Estate’s former boathouse has been fully modernised, while keeping true to its Irish heritage, to create a luxurious cottage hideaway. The Hideaway Cottage offers maximum privacy for the ideal romantic retreat, while still offering guests access to all of the amenities and services of the Castle. Surrounded by woodland with a 180-degree view over Ireland’s second largest lake, the secluded one bedroom Cottage is offset from the Castle and gated for complete privacy.

Key Information:
Distance from the airport:
Ireland West Knock airport is 55km and Shannon international airport is 130km
Child friendly:
  • Early check in (subject to availability)
  • Full Irish Breakfast 
  • Upgrade at time of check-in (subject to availability)
  • $100 F&B credit
  • A VIP welcome letter from the GM

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