Country escapes: Discover Ireland’s most luxurious hotels, castles and resorts

Country escapes: Discover Ireland’s most luxurious hotels, castles and resorts
Dreaming of an Irish escape? From fairy-tale castles to country resorts, we round up the most luxurious stays in Ireland. 

With its picturesque landscapes, beautiful historic architecture and welcoming locals, Ireland remains a fantastic destination for travellers. If its a slice of luxury you’re seeking on the Emerald Isle, there’s no shortage of unforgettable stays.

Luttrellstown Castle Resort

Fancy staying in the same castle where David and Victoria Beckham tied the knot? Stretching across a 567-acre private estate, Luttrellstown Castle (pictured above) is a15th century castle in Dublin that exudes opulence. Choose from one of the twenty premium bedrooms and discover the castle’s breathtaking ballrooms, picturesque gardens and its very own 18-hole golf course.

Powerscourt Hotel and Spa

The grand Powerscourt Hotel and Spa will have you feeling like a royal with its palatial architecture, stunning rooms and unobstructed views of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Standouts include a 20 metre Swarovski crystal-lit swimming pool, two championship golf courses, secluded spa, world-class dining experiences, and its very own whiskey distillery.

Monart Destination Spa

If its a soothing escape you’re after, then book a stay at the Monart Destination Spa in County Wexford. Rated one of the best luxury hotels in Ireland, this adults-only spa resort boasts a premiere spa facility with a desirable list of pampering treatments, plus a Michelin recommended restaurant onsite.

Killeavy Castle

Wander through 350 acres of woodlands, gardens and rolling farmland at the Killeavy Castle Estate. Located in Northern Ireland’s County Armagh, this luxury accommodation offers three different kinds of stays: the charming self-catering Gatelodge cottage, a boutique hotel and a magnificent 19th century castle.

Park Hotel Kenmare

Overlooking the spectacular Kenmare Bay in South West Ireland, the 5-star Park Hotel Kenmare is a luxurious accommodation with a fascinating history. Dating back to 1897, the hotel features 46 bedrooms elegantly furnished with antiques, along with a dining room, champagne bar and the SAMA Destination Spa. Enjoy lifestyle activities such as yoga, golf, nature hikes, meditation or garden tours, or simply relax in your spacious room and take in the views of nature.

Culloden Estate & Spa

The Culloden Estate & Spa is one of the most luxurious hotels in Northern Ireland. What once was a Gothic mansion has been lovingly restored as a modern country lodge with seven types of rooms which look out to the idyllic gardens and coastlines.

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