Castles in Ireland
This tour of Ireland allows you to travel east to west and west to north. You will stay in fantastic accomodation, with food to match, visit 6 castles, and a 6th century monastery , as well as taking in the Giants Causeway. The scenery that will be on view is nothing short of breathtaking.
Fly into Dublin and travel across the centre of Ireland to the magnificent Ballynahich castle hotel, Recess, Connemara, County Galway a magnificent castle built in the 1750's set in a private estate of 450 acres and considered one of the finest in Ireland. Stay 3 nights in a four poster overlooking the beautiful river which is full of salmon. A great base for some of the finest tours of Ireland.
Visit Galway city and the beautiful Aughanure Castle, Oughterard, County Galway. A tower house built by the O’Flaherty family in the 16th century and used to blockade Galway during the Cromwellian invasion.
Visit Dunguaire Castle, Kinvara, County Galway built in 1520 by a family associated with the area since 662. It is a magnificent tower house built on the south eastern shore of Galway Bay.
Leave Galway and travel across the west of Ireland to the town of Enniskillen in Northern Ireland. Visit the beautiful Enniskillen Castle built in the 16th century and housing a fine museum for the royal Inniskilling fusiliers. A visit to the 6th century monastery on Devenish Island can also be arranged. Stay at the magnificent Lough Erne golf resort, fantastic 5 star accomodation on the shore of Lough Erne.
Travel through the lakeland County of Fermanagh and up to Belfast staying at the 5 star Culloden Hotel, originally built as a palace for the bishops of Down. It stands in 12 acres of gardens and overlooks Belfast Lough.
Take a tour of the north coast of Northern Ireland visiting Carrickfergus Castle, a totally preserved medieval castle dating from 1177. Then along the coast road, one of the best tours of ireland, to Dunluce Castle, the most stunning of castles built in 1530 with history dating back to 1200. Situated on a dramatic cliff top location with views of the coast and to Scotland beyond. The world famous Giants Causeway is around the corner.
Return to Dublin for flight home.