With dozens of castles set in spectacular locations around the country, there’s no excuse for not paying a visit to at least one of Ireland’s historic landmarks. Whether you fancy staying in a luxury castle hotel or taking part in an atmospheric medieval banquet, make sure you explore at least one of Ireland’s 5 most beautiful castles.
1. Ashford Castle, County Galway
Dating back almost 800 years and once owned by some of Ireland’s most beloved icons -the Guinness family – Ashford Castle is deserving of its popularity among tourists. The impressively preserved medieval grounds and opulent gold interiors now provide the perfect backdrop for a luxury 5-star hotel, offering visitors the chance to bed down in Western Ireland’s most famous castle.