Ashford Castle – Lake Corrib, Ireland

If you have fantasized being a king or queen in a castle, then do we have the getaway for you. Ashford Castle in Ireland is an 800 year old castle that has been made modern, and comfortable for guests to come and receive the royal treatment.

Ashford Castle is keen on its elegant interiors, the delicious cuisine served there, and a passionate team that sees to your needs, fittingly. The option is here to relax with a state-of-the-art spa, but you really want to enjoy some, of the many estate activities at Ireland’s top hotel destination.

The rooms and suites at Ashford Castle speak to traditional sophistication, and each of them are unique and cared for like a national treasure. There are 83 rooms here that combine the castle’s original features with the modern fittings and amenities you expect in fine hotels. For your choosing, there are 6 styles of room including Lake View, Standard, Deluxe, and Staterooms.

There are also suites that are built for a king, queen, or a president with names like the Kennedy, and Reagan Presidential Suites. Suite amenities at the Ashford Castle include daily maid service, and 24-7 in-room dining. You get cable TV with on-demand movies, premium toiletries, writing desk, bathrobes & slippers, and electronic blinds. Also get video game systems, and toy service for kids.

For dinner, bring enough appetite to enjoy as much food as you can with more than 16 bar and restaurant options. The George V Dining room will have you feeling like the important person you are. This special dining room was built in 1905 for Prince George V or Wales who came to visit. The opulence is evident here, and is served along with fine wines, a fresh meats carving trolley, and desserts fine enough to make you want to skip dinner in favor of them.

For a bit of blood pumping excitement on your vacation, engage in some of the activities here that include horse riding, fishing, falconry and shooting. For some new school activities, enjoy golf, cycling, zip-lining, off roading, and kayaking. Don’t forget to dip into the spa.

The Spa at Ashford Castle is the top rated Spa in Ireland. It offers two day rejuvenation stays, ancient wellness treatments, steam rooms, and relaxing views over the Corrib Lake. So if the old standby vacations get old, try some place new like Ashford Castle in Ireland. You may never experience such a magical vacation anywhere else.

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Written by LeVar Thomas

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