Top 6 Ireland Castle Hotels


Have you ever had the idea of living in a real castle (or maybe staying in one for a while)? We're not surprised if you've had such thoughts at least once, as selecting a centuries-old castle as an accommodation option when you're traveling to Europe has recently become a very popular trend. Home to thousands of historic castles and mansion properties scattered all around the country, Ireland is among the best destinations in the world to choose for your unusual castle getaway. On this page, you can familiarize yourself with our tailor-made collection of the best castles in Ireland which you can stay at during your upcoming Ireland travel.

1. Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin, Ireland
Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin, Ireland

Dates Back to 1837

Castle Ave, Clontarf, Dublin 3, D03 N974, Ireland
+353 01 833 2321


Looking for Ireland castles near Dublin? Clontarf is among the top-rated historic castle hotels in Ireland with numerous awards. The luxurious boutique property is set about a 20-minute drive away from the Dublin city center and offers 4 room types to select from.

2. Castlemartyr Resort near Cork, Ireland
Castlemartyr Resort Near Cork, Ireland

Historic Garden Resort

Castlemartyr, Co. Cork, P25 X300, Ireland
+353 21 421 9000


Providing top-class Ireland castle lodging, Castlemartyr is located in the woodlands of Cork about 40 minutes from the city. The original Manor House which is part of the resort was built in the 17th century by Richard Boyle.

3. Ballyseede Castle by Killarney, Ireland
Ballyseede Castle by Killarney, Ireland

Luxury Castle Hotel

Tralee, Ballyseede, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
+353 66 712 5799


Another highlight among Ireland castles you can stay in, Ballyseede is situated around 40 minutes by car from Killarney. Onsite you can find luxurious fancy rooms, a 30-acre garden, and a 2-star AA Rosette rated restaurant, serving Irish cuisine.

4. Ashford Castle close to Galway, Ireland
Ashford Castle by Galway, Ireland

13th-Century Estate

Ashford Castle Estate, Cong, Co. Mayo, F31 CA48, Ireland
+353 94 954 6003


Being one of the top Irish castle hotels, the gorgeous Ashford Castle is more than 800 years old! The exquisite estate is labeled a "Unique Lodge of the World" by National Geographic and offers luxurious rooms and a breathtaking property.

5. Dromoland Castle near Limerick, Ireland
Dromoland Castle near Limerick, Ireland

16th-Century Castle

Dromoland, Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare, V95 ATD3, Ireland
+353 61 368 144


What's for other fabulous Ireland castles to stay in, Dromoland is one more place worth visiting that's only 30 minutes away from Limerick. The historic castle provides marvelous regal guestrooms, moreover, the 450-acre territory boasts an incredible golf course.

6. Mount Juliet Estate by Kilkenny, Ireland
Mount Juliet Estate Kilkenny, Ireland

Manor House

Dromoland, Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare, V95 ATD3, Ireland
+353 61 368 144


Mount Juliet Estate is another highlight among Irish castles to visit. Dating back to the 18th century, it's only a 20-minute drive from Kilkenny and used to be a private country estate. The historic Manor House offers 32 fine guestrooms.