Castles. Known as the settings for many children's stories and the fortress homes for Royalties across the world. You can experience the royal hospitality of Ashford Hotel.
Ashford Castle has been used as a high class hotel since 1939 and today is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World group. It can accommodate 150 guests in its 83 rooms which are all individually designed with period furniture and unique views over the countryside. There are three dining rooms each with its own theme and traditional evening entertainment of music and storytelling is provided in the Dungeon.
At Ashford Castle, each guestroom is individually designed to provide stylish personal comforts, from the marble fittings of bathrooms to soft coordinated fabrics and furnishings. Ashford Castle 's spacious suites allow an abundance of time to relax in a grand manner and experience the tranquility which nature provides. Following a tradition passed down through the centuries, enjoy a leisurely brunch or candlelight dinner in the comfort of your own castle accommodation in Ireland with Ashford Castle's sweeping aspect across Lough Corrib stretched out before you from its shoreline vantage point, it's easy to realise why it's said that time stands still in Ireland.
Here, it offers fishing and lake cruises along with traditional Irish activities such as falconry, clay pigeon shooting, archery and equestrian. The hotel also has its own 9 hole golf course and a health and beauty centre.
The castle also has an experienced team who individually tailor wedding packages for both intimate and large scale weddings; it is even possible to have exclusive use of the castle over the weekend.
This Norman castle dates back to 1228 when it was founded by the de Burgo family, who lived in their legacy until they lost their home in a battle in 1589 to Lord Ingham governor of Connaught. Since then the Castle has been owned by several, namely the Guinness Family and has welcomed many famous and wealthy individuals such as former US President, Ronald Regan and Prince of Wales, George V.
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by Susan Barone on 09/13/2013 in Hotels