From time to time, we all dream of giving in to our childhood fantasy of living like royalty for a while. We’ve found five of Ireland’s most majestic castle stays, so you can enjoy a few nights of fairytale luxury in your very own kingdom.
Five Magical Castle Getaways in Ireland
Belle Isle Castle
Belle Isle Estate is home to this stunning 17th century castle in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, offering fantastic views of Lough Erne. With 14 opulent upstairs bedrooms and plenty of room for activity, you can live like royalty as you indulge in all of the luxuries available.
The castle is complete with a stone hall, two spacious dining rooms, a library, a grand dining hall and two fully equipped kitchen. Catering can also be arranged on request. For those looking to get away with their furry friends, the estate’s self-catering cottages offer pet friendly accommodation with plenty of gorgeous nature walks in the surrounding areas.
Lough Cutra Castle
Head to Galway for the ultimate regal getaway at Lough Cutra Castle, sleeping up to 18 guests. The family owned castle sits on acres of undisturbed private land, offering nine beautifully luxurious bedrooms. Drop the mundanity of everyday life for a while, and make Lough Cutra Castle your home.
With full time staff ready to make your stay as memorable as possible, you’ll be treated to a break like no other as you slip into the carefree lifestyle fit for a fairytale monarch. As a family home, the castle is the perfect combination between a homely getaway and a regal fantasy.
Visit Bansha Castle in Tipperary for a truly unique experience. This castle stay is perfect for groups who want to get away from it all and live in humble luxury for a few nights. The homely decor makes this royal rental a fantastic spot to cosy up and enjoy the period style surroundings.
Enveloped by the Galtee Mountain range, this property offers spectacular views of the castle grounds and the surrounding Irish countryside. With seven bedrooms sleeping 14-16 people, you’ll be charmed by the elegance of Bansha Castle.
Springfield Castle is County Limerick’s answer to enchanting holiday accommodation, sleeping up to 15 people across eight bedrooms. Each room is thoughtfully furnished with family antiques, from the elegant drawing room to the warm and inviting bedrooms.
Sit and relax as you socialise by the open log fire, and share a meal in the royal red dining room. With a fully equipped kitchen, kitted out with a 4 oven AGA cooking range, you can make yourself at home and put together a home-cooked meal for all to enjoy. During your stay, enjoy the castle’s range of facilities including the sauna, snooker table, tennis court and newly installed hot tub.
This medieval castle offers a once in a lifetime experience, sleeping up to 25 guests in its nine unique bedrooms. Dating back to 1490, the castle is complete with medieval furnishings true to the era, offering an authentic and memorable experience to all who stay.
The castle towers up 100 feet, with five storeys to explore and enjoy. With a huge common room, spiral stone staircases and its very own dungeon, the castle is the perfect escape from reality. This is the perfect group getaway for special occasions, based on private land so you won’t be disturbed during your stay.