One of the property of the prestigious hotel chain The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Ashford Castle is a charming residence situated in the West of Ireland, on the shores of Lough Corrib, the largest lake of the country.
Dating back to 1228, Ashford Castle is set in 350 acres of ancient woodland. The castle was previously owned by the Guinness family and has been expanded over the centuries and turned into a five star hotel. It has played host to many notable guests and celebrities like King George V and his consort Queen Mary, John Lennon, President Ronald Reagan, Brad Pitt and much more. In 2014, Ashford Castle has been totally restored to its historic splendor.
The guests should enjoy Irish hospitality and should filled with wonder by the comfort, the high quality of service and the wealth of activities provided by the property. The medieval castle is also the home of the oldest established Falconry School in Ireland.
Ashford Castle put at disposal four different dining rooms : George V Dining Room for a fine dining in elegant surroundings, Cullen’s at the Cottage and Cullen’s at the Dungeon for a casual dining, and Connaught Room for enjoying a delightful Afternoon Tea with magnificent views across the gardens and Lough Corrib. The creative Irish dishes are carefully prepared with the finest seasonal ingredients from the West Ireland and fish fresh from the Lough Corrib.
Ashford Castle has wine cellars in which you are invited to enjoy private wine tastings and wonderful wine dinners in the secret passageways of the castle. These 16th Century tunnels has been transformed in three unique private spaces with a cosy ambience and soft lighting. All wines have been carefully selected by the sommelier of the castle that stay at your disposal for any information about it.
The Spa and Fitness Center offers a sanctuary of calm and serenity inspired by the peaceful location and history of the building with magnificent views on the Lough Corrib.
Ashford Castle provides a wide range of activities like horse riding, fishing, falconry, shooting, golf, tennis, cycling, kayaking, lake cruising and traditional boat trips.
Weddings & Events
The medieval castle is the ideal place to celebrate the most beautiful day of your life or to organize a special event. The castle and its surroundings will make your event become a memorable one.
All the rooms represent traditional elegance and finesse. After the refurbishment, many of the rooms and suites have combined the castle’s original features with the latest modern luxuries. Concerning the decoration, a particular attention is given to each detail and each room is unique.
Ashford Castle offers different types of rooms :
– Corrib Room
– Corrib Lake View Room
– Deluxe Room
– Lake View Deluxe Room
– Junior Stateroom
– Presidential Suite
– Family Room