Europe is the land of castles. Old, antique, ancient castles could be found in almost every country in Europe and Ireland is one on the top list. Unlike the other castles you’ve visited, most of them are available for tourist to visit and explore but perhaps only in Ireland you have a wide option of castles that are not only able to be visited but you could stay in for a night or more. Well, surely you would take the chance of living in a castle, even only one night. Below are some recommendations of castles that have been turned into luxury hotels and resorts or for you who prefer a private residence, some are also offered for you to rent.
Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort
Location: The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford
Accommodations: Standard Rooms Available to Stay
Waterford Castle is probably one of the oldest castle in Ireland which once found by the Vikings in the 10th century but now has been converted into luxury hotel and golf resort.
Location: Market Street, Cappocksgreen, Ardee, County Louth
Accommodations: Rooms to Rent via Airbnb with rate started from €69/night
Hatch’s Castle belongs to the Hatch Family which root could be traced back to the 14th century. The unique thing about this castle is the old and ancient vibe of the castle is blending perfectly to the modern surrounding.
Adare Manor Hotel
Location: Adare, County Limeric
Accommodations: Rooms and Service with Five Stars Luxury Hotel Standard
The best about this hotel is not the service or the five stars luxury hotel standard accommodation but much more to the neo-Gothic style of the hotel. This castle was built in 19th century, the combination of history, old castle and Gothic architecture will give you all the vibes you need for luxury vacation.
Bartra Martello Tower
Location: 2 Harbour Road, Dalkey, Co.Dublin
Accommodations: Luxury Residence to Rent with rate started from €449/night
Bartra Martello Tower is more than just a castle, it is actually a castle fort. So, for you who love the sea view, this tower is a perfect weekend gateway with your loved one because if you’re staying in the room by the rooftop, the spectacular Dublin Bay is the one that will welcome you.
Trim Castle Hotel
Location: Castle Street, Trim, County Meath
Accommodations: Next Door Hotel with Five Stars Hotel Standard
Trim Castle is the biggest Norman castle in the entire country. However, you cannot stay in the castle but you don’t need to worry, the next door hotel is a five stars hotel that will accommodate you with the best service and spectacular view with the castle as the main scene.
Location: Newtownards, Newtownards BT23 4RX
Accommodations: The Tower as Luxury Residence to Rent with Rate started from €370/3 nights
This tower was once designed by William Burn, a Scottish architect and finished in 1861. So, yes this tower is luxury, the tower is old and ancient and the tower is also able to make your dream of staying in a castle comes true.
Lough Cutra Castle
Location: Lough Cutra Demesne, Gort, County Galway
Accommodations: Luxury Residence to Rent that could accommodate max 40 guests
Do you know that the man who designed this castle was the same man who designed Buckingham Palace? So, it is not a surprise if you see the guest list of this castle and Prince Charles is one of the former guest of this luxury residence.
If you have a dream to live in a castle and then those seven castles will make your dream comes true. Furthermore, you would never know perhaps there is a prince or princess who lives nearby.