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Ashford Castle Hotel & Gardens

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Ireland?s grandest castle hotel, with a history going back to the early 13th century

Address:
Cong
Co Mayo
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Tel: +353 94 954 6003

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Ashford Castle Hotel & Gardens

Opening Months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Opening Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Opening Hours:
Admission Charge: €5 - Adults; €3 - Children
  • Appointment Only
  • Admission Charge

Ireland’s grandest castle hotel, with a history going back to the early 13th century, Ashford Castle is set in 350 acres of parkland, and anyone who loves beautiful surroundings will be thrilled to stay here - or even simply call in for a meal, or visit the extensive gardens and grounds.

Grandeur, formality and tranquillity are the essential characteristics, first seen in the approach through well manicured lawns, in the entrance and formal gardens and, once inside, in a succession of impressive public rooms that illustrate a long and proud history – panelled walls, oil paintings, balustrades, suits of armour and magnificent fireplaces.

Accommodation varies considerably due to the size and age of the building, and each room in some way reflects the special qualities of the hotel; the most luxurious are at the top of the castle - many with magnificent views of Lough Corrib, the River Cong and wooded parkland.

The hotel’s exceptional amenities and sports facilities are detailed in a very handy little pocket book; in it you’ll find everything you need to know about the equestrian centre, falconry, hunting, clay target shooting, archery, cycling, pony & trap tours, golf (resident instructor & equipment hire), tennis, lake & river fishing, lake cruising, jogging, guided walking & cycling tours on the estate - and a guide to scenic routes and attractions in Mayo and Galway; for any visitor to the area, this little book is a gem.


Best time of year to visit: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Gardens Strengths

Walled Garden Restored 1995

Groups & Tours

  • Groups Accepted
  • Groups Need Appointments
  • Accept Only Groups
  • Guided Tours

Tour Days:



Tour Times

By appointment (recommended)

Additional

Trails

no

Festivals

no

Events

no

Other Facilities

School of Falconry/Equestrian Centre

Miscellaneous

Quiet man film locations situated on shores of lough corrib

Ashford Castle - Cong County Mayo Ireland
Ashford Castle - Cong County Mayo Ireland
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Directions

48km (30 m) north of Galway on Lough Corrib

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