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A sample of some of the castle accommodation which you can experience across our range of castle tour packages. To see which castles you will be staying in on your tour, please consult the itinerary of your chosen tour or simply get in touch.
A stately Connemara retreat with commanding views over expansive grounds and lake. Visit their website...
A traditional country manor house and grounds set in an idyllic County Kerry landscape. Visit their website...
This historic building is nestled in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, County Offally. Visit their website...
This grand, ivy-clad castle offers an alluring gateway to the rich Connemara countryside. Visit their website...
A stylish and impressive castle hotel with original house building and more modern extension. Visit their website...
A stunning five-star castle hotel, steeped in history and enveloped in expansive grounds. Visit their website...
A grand Victorian manor house in an enchanted setting. Acres of impressive grounds and gardens. Visit their website...
A sample of some of the castles and ancient monuments which our our tours visit. To see which attractions you will be visiting on your tour, please consult the itinerary of your chosen tour or simply get in touch.
This 600-year-old Irish castle is famed for its legendary kissing stone.More info
Built by Charles II in the 1670's as a defence against foreign attacks.More info
At this ancient monastic site, walk the landscapes of Irish folklore.More info
According to legend, this was the seat of the High King of Ireland.More info
One of Ireland's most romantic and aesthetically pleasing buildings.More info
Once the home of Sir William Penn, whose son was later to found Pennsylvania.More info
The chamber and passage are perfectly aligned with the Winter Solstice.More info
A remarkably well preserved fortress, that has stood for a millennium.More info
Trim Castle, in County Meath, is the largest Norman castle in Ireland.More info
Situated five miles north-west of Cork city, Blarney Castle is a solid fixture on almost any tour of Ireland. It is best known for the famous "Blarney Stone" which visitors are encouraged to kiss, in accordance with a tradition which spans the centuries.
At the southern-most tip of Summer Cove, on Kinsale Harbour in Co. Cork, awaits the unyielding presence of Charles Fort, a star-shaped stronghold protecting the harbour from sea invaders since its completion in 1682. In recent decades, Irish heritage organizations have restored the fort to the impressive standards it now displays.
An ancient monastic settlement, Glendalough (meaning: Valley of the Two Lakes) presents today's visitors with a chance to walk not only through the idyllic hills of Ireland's East, but also through the rough-hewn landscapes of ancient Irish history. Founded in the Fifth Century by St. Kevin, the settlement would grow to be very powerful at its zenith some four hundred years later. By the start of the Fifteenth Century, this stronghold was in decline but the stone monuments and buildings remain as evocative and powerful today as they surely must have been then.
Situated close to the River Boyne. The Hill of Tara is an archaeological site located between the towns of Navan and Dunshaughlin in County Meath. According to legend it was the seat of the High King of Ireland. The Hill of Tara was in use as far back as the Neolithic era, from then until the 12th century it was used as a sacred and political centre.
Kylemore Abbey is not only one of Ireland's most attractive buildings; since 1920, it has also been home to the Sisters of the Benedictine Order in Ireland. Even today, Kylemore continues to operate as a working Abbey: here, the sisters live, work and pray, as well as welcoming visitors from across the globe.
Situated in the old market town of the same name, Macroom Castle was once the home of Sir William Penn, whose son was later to found the state of Pennsylvania.
Located just outside the town of Newry in the royal County of Meath, Newgrange is a 5,200 year old passage tomb. An archaeological wonder, its chamber and passage perfectly align with the Winter Solstice.
Ireland has more than its fair share of outstanding archaeological sites, but the Rock of Cashel is arguably the most impressive. The 'rock' from which it takes its name is in fact a limestone hill, covered in luscious green, rising from the plain which characterises the surrounding area. The word 'cashel', by contrast, is derived from the Irish gaelic word caiseal, meaning stone fortress.
Located in County Meath, Trim Castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter built it over a 30 year period, finished in 1206.