The oldest castle in Ireland, dating to 1228, Ashford fits everyone’s fantasy of a medieval fortress, with soaring turrets, breathtaking views of Lough Corrib and a resident ghost. Once owned by the Guinness family, it opened as a hotel in 1939. Its 83 rooms and suites boast traditional design, with original features carefully restored, plus the modern amenities of a luxury hotel. The hotels magnificent setting and attention to detail make it the perfect romantic getaway. The hotel has a range of amazing activities for their guests including the castle's 9 hole private course, the Ashford Equestrian Centre, the best fishing in all Ireland as well as a splendidly equipped falconry. Ashford Castle is also one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the world.
Ashford Castle is located just 30 minutes from Galway City; 90 minutes from Shannon Airport and 45 minutes from Knock Airport.