Ballyseede Castle is steeped in history dating back to the 1590's including being fought over, lived in and has now been lovingly restored to a high standard of comfort that carries forward its ancient grandeur to this age. The spacious bedrooms are elegantly decorated some with four poster beds and antique furnishings. There are gracious receptions rooms with original ornamental cornices and marble fire places, a carved oak library cosy bar and a splendid banqueting hall. The Castle stands on its own grounds at the end of a winding carriage drive in formal gardens and woodland.
Set on 30 acres of pasture and gardens, Ballyseede Castle is located off the main Tralee-Killarney (N21) road, just a few minutes drive from Tralee town, home to the internationally renowned 'Rose of Tralee' festival, held every August. Just 20 miles from Killarney and 30 miles from Dingle, it is ideal for those wishing to explore the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula.
All rooms other scenic vistas of landscaped gardens, all are en suite and offer normal amenities.
Beautiful food in stunning surroundings: Whether it is a five course scrumptious dinner in the O'Connell Restaurant, afternoon Tea served in the Kennelly Room or sitting by the fire in the Library Bar dining is a must when it comes to Ballyseede Castle. The Kennelly Room is an ideal location to relax, read a book and enjoy afternoon tea with views of the formal gardens. The O' Connell Restaurant is intimate yet elegant and has lovely views of the front lawn and Ballyseede Wood with dinner served each evening. The Library Bar has a lighter menu served in more casual surroundings ideal for unwinding after touring the area.
Dating back to the 1590's, on entering the broad flight of steps flacked by two lions, you will see the magnificent three - storey Castle.
Inside the impressive lobby, Doric columns lead to an elegant wooden staircase of fine oak joinery.
Ballyseede Castle, one of the best known Castle Hotels in Ireland, has a history dating back to the 1590?s. It has been wonderfully transformed into a hotel and is one of the most luxurious Tralee Hotels, offering formal and casual dining, twenty three en-suite bedrooms and three beautiful private rooms complimented by enchanting formal gardens. A lovely romantic getaway. (GW 09/2012)
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