Set in over 300 acres of rolling parklands, this magnificent castle, dating from 1228, occupies a stunning position on the edge of Lough Corrib. Bedrooms and suites vary in style but all benefit from a pleasing combination of character, charm and modern comforts. Dinner in the elegant George V Dining Room is a treat, with creative cookery of seasonal ingredients. Less formal dining is available in other locations on the estate during peak periods. The hotel offers an extensive range of both indoor and outdoor leisure pursuits including falconry, golf, shooting, fishing and an equestrian centre.
While staying at Ashford Castle you can enjoy a wide range of relaxing or exciting activities. Book a Spa treatment or Fly a Hawk in the School of Falconry, take a Picnic in the Walled Garden or catch Wild Trout or Salmon here, in one of the most famous fisheries in Ireland. Just 30 minutes from Galway city, and within easy driving distance of Shannon International Airport, Ashford Castle is perfectly situated to welcome all ages of visitors, from every corner of the globe.
Ashford Castle has an unsurpassed reputation for providing guests with the very finest rooms and suites. Each guest room is individually designed to provide stylish personal comforts, from the marble fittings of bathrooms to sumptuous co-ordinated fabrics and furnishings. Many of the rooms retain their original features and all are equipped with modern amenities including Broadband connectivity and Interactive TV.
The George V Room - Here, guests can luxuriate amid the pristine period decor, admire breathtaking views across the river and choose from world-class menu of modern Irish and International cuisine. The Connaught Room - is a more intimate venue. This innovative menu will provide guests with the ultimate gastronomic experience. The tasting menu will be available as 3 course, 5 course or 7 course menu and will be changed regularly according to season and availability. Drawing Room - A comprehensive snack menu is available from 11am to 11pm, offering a selection of sandwiches and cold dishes.
The Prince Of Wales Cocktail Bar, with its comfortable seating and fine wood panelling, offers a full selection of cocktails, liqueurs and brandies. The Dungeon Bar offers a rare treat for guests with a taste of the traditional spirit of Ireland. At the Dungeon Bar the atmosphere is informal, whether you relax in the company of the resident harpist and singer, or join in the nightly sing-songs. The Wine Cellars at Ashford Castle stock an extensive selection of international vintages - both classic and rare. A complete list is available from the sommelier.
As with their outdoor facilities, staff offer guests the ultimate in pampering. Indulge in our Health and Beauty facilities with dedicated treatment rooms offering Yon Ka products. Treatments include a wide range of massages, facials, Marine therapy, Pregnancy treatments, tanning treatments and an exclusive nail clinic, all in beautiful and tranquil surroundings.
It is our pleasure to welcome you to Ashford Castle, one of the most exclusive luxury hotels in the World. Standing over the shores of Lough Corrib, and hidden deep in over 350 acres of wooded parkland, this 13th Century Castle is a monument to a fascinating history of a bygone age. Once the estate of the Guinness Family, the Castle opened its doors as an exclusive hotel in 1939.
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