Listed as one of the top luxury hotels in Ireland, this castle hotel in Connemara, County Galway is a popular destination for those who want to get away from it all. The castle is set in 700 acres of beautiful woodland and those who want to take a walking holiday will love the variety of walking trails that can be found around the hotel.
The castle overlooks a salmon fishery and behind this historic building sit the 12 Bens Mountains. You can hike along the walking trails, through the mountains or along the river. If you need a hand to plan your excursion, then you might want to make use of the expert guides that are on hand all the time at the hotel.
The hotel is located in the West of Ireland, and you could use it as a base from which to explore the sights along the driving route between Co. Cork and Donegal. This route covers around 1500 miles, and you could stop off at places such as Inish Bofin or Killary Harbour.
The hotel’s restaurant is elegant and has received rave reviews from culinary experts. It is the ideal place to enjoy dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. If fine dining is not to your taste, then you can relax in the Fisherman’s Pub. You could also make use of the library and spend a little time reading in front of one of the castle’s spectacular log fires. It is the perfect destination whether you are looking for an activity break or you simply want to relax.
Activities available at the hotel include cycling, fly-fishing, hiking and clay pigeon shooting. The guides are on hand to help and arrange activities as you need them. Why not arrange them in advance if you are travelling with a group? The hotel has plenty of facilities for small conferences and team building events too.
The hotel has 48 rooms and is open each year from March to December. Guests can book in on a bed and breakfast basis or add in an evening meal if they wish.