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Ashford Castle, Cong Co. Mayo

Ashford Castle is the picture perfect Irish fairytale, this magnificent Castle is set in 350 acres on the mailcard shores of Lough Corrib. Dating back to 1228- this is a true piece of the Emerald Isle’s history and with all sorts of country pursuits on offer, there’s no shortage of one of a kind adventures to be had on a romantic escape. Each of the 82 guestrooms oozes classic luxury, so what are you waiting for- come and live like royalty for a few nights.

Location

With 350 acres to explore, this iconic castle lies on the shores of Lough Corrib. Touch down at either Galway or Knock airport where a friendly face can be arranged to whisk you in just under an hour to the heart of the estate. With an abundance of breathtaking sights, there really are spectacular views at every turn, so close your eyes, spin around and take your pick.

Your Room

All of the guestrooms and suites have been individually designed with a meticulous attention to detail. From bespoke four mailer beds, one of a kind antiques and unique works of art adorning the walls- there’s nothing that hasn’t been thought about. So cozy up in a white fluffy dressing gown before bedding down in your Egyptian cotton sheets- the perfect recipe for a dreamy night’s sleep.

Why we like it

With no shortage of first class luxury (and a splash of decadence), there’s no wonder this is on our Black Tomato wish list of places to stay. But its not just about the beautiful castle- throw yourself into the Irish outdoors through all the different country pursuits on offer. Home to the first school of Falconry, discover the magic of flying hawks as one gracefully lands on your arm. If birds aren’t your thing don’t worry there’s also fishing, horse riding, kayaking, lake cruises and many more adventures to fill your days with endless adventures.

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