Ashford Castle



The oldest castle in Ireland, dating to 1228, Ashford fits everyone’s fantasy of a medieval fortress, with soaring turrets, breathtaking views of Lough Corrib and a resident ghost. Once owned by the Guinness family, it opened as a hotel in 1939. Its 83 rooms and suites boast traditional design, with original features carefully restored, plus the modern amenities of a luxury hotel.  The hotels magnificent setting and attention to detail make it the perfect romantic getaway. The hotel has a range of amazing activities for their guests including the castle's 9 hole private course, the Ashford Equestrian Centre,  the best fishing in all Ireland as well as a splendidly equipped falconry. Ashford Castle is also one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the world. 


Ashford Castle is located just 30 minutes from Galway City; 90 minutes from Shannon Airport and 45 minutes from Knock Airport.

  • Enjoy regal splendour in 800 years of history and heritage
  • 350 acres of magnificent lawns and woodlands
  • Ireland's most popular fairytale wedding venue
  • Fine Dining at the beautiful chandelier-lit restaurant, one of the best in Ireland
  • Outstanding range of sporting activities including fishing, shooting, riding, golf, falconry and more
  • Luxury spa facilities

Gateway Experience

  • Golf at the estate's 9 hole 2996 yards par 35 parkland course
  • Falconry at Ireland’s fist school of Falconry 
  • Fishing - Lough Corrib is one of the most famous fisheries in all of Ireland
  • Lake Cruising 
  • Tennis 
  • Horse Riding at the splendidly equipped equestrian centre
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting & Archery 
  • Water Skiing, Kayaking and Powerboats on Lough Corrib and the River Cong
  • Guided Bike Tours 
  • Visit interesting archaeological and historical sites in Ireland


Each of the castle's 83 rooms and suites are individually designed. Many of the original features have been preserved but all are equipped with modern amenities including Wi-Fi and interactive TV. As one of the finest and most sought after 5 Star Hotels Ireland has, Ashford Castle is truly a private retreat free from distractions and intrusions of the outside world.

Service & Amenities

  • 83 rooms and suites
  • 5 dining venues including fine dining and a cocktail lounge 
  • 9-hole Private Golf Course 
  • Fully equipped spa
  • Private Dining 
  • Meeting & Conferences venue 
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wine Cellar
  • Gym
  • A range of sporting activities: fishing, shooting, riding, falconry and more 

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From EUR 495 per night including taxes and Irish breakfast

Valid Upto: 31-Dec-2023