Best Castles in Ireland

Castles in Ireland The-Rock-of-Cashel

It’s said that there are more than 30,000 castles in Ireland which is slightly mind-boggling! That’s why we have come up with a list of the best castles in Ireland. These include the most intact and well-known such as Dublin Castle and Blarney Castle (home of the Blarney Stone) which simply can’t be missed, plus … Read more

Best Castles in Northern Ireland

Best Northern Irish Castles-Belfast-Castle

Boasting dramatic landscapes and 2,000 years of history, the castles and country houses of Northern Ireland are a sight to behold. With over 40 castles to see in Northern Ireland, we have picked out the best ones – From medieval ruins to Game of Thrones film locations and a working Royal residence; there’s a castle … Read more

Knappogue Castle, Ireland

Knappogue Castle

Nestled amidst the swooping hills of the tranquil Irish parish of Quin in County Clare, Knappogue Castle is a fantastic historic castle that has, in recent years, been restored and renovated into a tourist attraction. It has an extensive and fascinating history, and visitors can even stay the night at the castle, or take part … Read more

Castle Hotels Near Dublin

If there’s one thing Ireland has a lot of, it’s castles. Many date back to the earliest medieval days – some in ruins, and some have been restored to their original glory. Of these restored castles, not all are simply tourist attractions – some have been established as some of the country’s finest hotels. Much … Read more

Airbnb Castle Stays in Ireland

With rich culture and history, friendly and welcoming people, and legendary nightlife, the picture-perfect Emerald Isle is a stunning place for a vacation. However, when it comes to where to stay in Ireland, look outside of hotels and hostels in cities like Dublin and Cork – you can find something way more interesting! There are … Read more

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Ireland

Best Castles in Ireland Bunratty-Castle

Nestled away in Bunratty Village in Ireland’s County Clare, Bunratty Castle and the nearby Folk Park are absolute treasures and are both major tourist attractions for the area. With an expansive, vast, and layered history dating back to the year 970 were an early Viking trading camp stood in its place, Bunratty Castle is absolutely … Read more

Castles in Kerry County

Dromore-Castle in Kerry

Located in the southwest corner of Ireland, County Kerry is one of the most evocative regions of the Emerald Isle. The county encapsulates everything that Ireland is known for into a smaller and more accessible area. It boasts outstanding nature, whether you want to hike along the Wild Atlantic Way or trek and bike through … Read more

Castles in Carlow County

Huntington Castle Carlow

Part of the Ancient East, Carlow mixes natural beauty with rich history. Its buildings reach far further back than its monasteries, medieval castles, and county houses. The prehistoric dolmen at Browne’s Hill is the largest in Europe! Carlow is the second-smallest county in Ireland, so it’s possible to see a lot of the beautiful landscapes … Read more