Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle

Set on 350 acres, on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib, Ashford Castle dates back to 1228 and was home to the Guinness family for 70 years. Now entering a new chapter as part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Ashford has been spectacularly transformed and is now home to 82 rooms and suites and one lakeside Hideaway Cottage, a 32-seat cinema, billiards room, six unique dining venues, a wine cellar, state-of-the-art spa and a host of estate activities, including falconry, golf, equestrian, fishing and river cruising. Ashford Castle is the ultimate destination for exclusive weddings and events and is renowned for its generous and warm hospitality.

Hotel Tip

Guests find the School of Falconry, operated by professionals who are passionate about their birds of prey, especially amazing.

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Virtuoso Amenities   

For 2018:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full Irish breakfast included in rates daily served in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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The perfect balance...

By: juli

Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2016

Ashford Castle has the perfect balance between 5 star luxury and country charm. Some of the reviews I read before I got there made me think I might encounter a lot of snooty, uptight people but instead my family and I were received by some of the nicest people I think I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Not only is Ashford Castle beautiful but they have figured out what my old Irish granny told me long ago, "pretty is as pretty does". Everyone that works at Ashford treats you like a long lost family member so beyond being a beautiful place, the people there just exude beauty from within! I simply cannot say enough nice things about Ashford except that I am truly thankful to the Tollman family for creating such an amazing place and letting my family enjoy one of the best family vacations we've had in years. I am already planning my next visit.
Travel Advisor:  Maya Abdo
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Best travel experience ever!

By: Barbara

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2016

Ashford Castle is a favorite destination of our family. It has recently been renovated by Red Carnation Hotel Collection and is better than ever! In 2015, it won the Virtuoso Award as the Best Hotel of the Year! The staff is genuinely friendly, the rooms are exquisitely decorated, and the grounds are extraordinarily beautiful. It offers a wide variety of activities for all ages including golf, archery, falconry, boating, hiking, horseback riding, and spa. Our family also enjoyed the 4 restaurants and live musical entertainment every evening. Ashford Castle was the highlight of our heritage vacation in Ireland!
Travel Advisor:  Courtney Regan
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absolutely the best ever

By: travel

Reviewed on: 29 May 2017

absolutely the best ever
Travel Advisor:  Shane Paquette
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Amazing location

By: Kirsten & Joe

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2017

Ashford Castle is a very special place; I recommend reading about its' rich history. We stayed in The Lodge at Ashford Castle, which gives you access to the Castle grounds. Be aware you cannot go inside the castle itself unless you are actually staying there. The surrounding grounds and neighboring village are great
Travel Advisor:  Gena Stoll
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Ashford Castle

By: Bozo

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

The best! First class in all aspects. Service beyond great.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Walters
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Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2017

I recommend staying at the castle and doing some of their fun activities
Travel Advisor:  Bettie Lee
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Ashford Castle

By: Mary

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2017

It was a 'not to be missed' experience, full of beauty, excellent service, comfort, and the enjoyment of looking back in time.
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Rooney
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By: Ireland

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

A beautiful hotel and wonderful staff that are most attentive and helpful. Activities galore!
Travel Advisor:  Ursula Pearson
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