Ashford Castle, Cong

4.6
#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in Cong
Sitting within the magnificent 350-acre estate of Ashford Castle, this property overlooks magical Lough Corrib. Originally built in 1865, The Lodge offers country house charm, fine dining in Wilde’s Restaurant and an exceptional range of estate activities. One of Ireland’s finest wedding destinations, pairing warm Irish hospitality with a modern appeal.
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  • This is a bucket list item for sure! Stay at least 1 night so you can explore the "resident only" areas. Definitely walk through the whole castle as there are rooms and bars and more rooms that you wi...  more »
  • As a fully functional and modern hotel to try out Downton Abby moments, with all the ambience and graciousness of those eras, this place would be hard to beat. The falcon school, horse back, skeet, fi...  more »
  • We arrived late with 3 young children and the staff was very helpfull. They arranged a quick dinner at the dungeon and leaded us afterwards to our rooms. We had a extraordinary view on the lake. The c...  more »
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  • Absolute dream! This place was magical. I would recommend this place to everyone I can who travels to this area. The outside is spectacular to look at and seems right out of a fairy tale. The inside is cozy and warm. The rooms were packed with modern technology and super comfortable. EVERYONE here was ridiculously kind and considerate and made our stay special. We were even interviewed by the BBC during our time here. 5 stars, 10/10, two thumbs up!
  • I wish there was a way to exceed the star amount. The staff is inviting and more than generous. The land and castle are breathtaking and all the amenities are first class. This is and has been the perfect way to celebrate our honeymoon. Hats off to all who have made our stay a fairytale come true at Ashford Castle!
  • This is the most magical place! From the majestic front gates and wolfhounds in the lobby, to the handshakes on the toilet seat so you don't have to touch it, this place has it! I could go on forever about it! I have high praise for Marine, who did our Hawk Walk, and Phelan (?), with whom we did archery. They were so much fun! It's a grand place, and you get utterly pampered!!
  • Amazing...every detail of your stay will be perfection... from the moment you arrive at the entrance of the castle it starts.. room...food...service! The Castle is beautiful with the most stunning surroundings and views. The breakfast will be the nicest you will ever experience anywhere in fact I would guess this hotel must be the best hotel in the world and yet it's not stuffy or pretentious. My stay was a wonderful experience.
  • WOW!!! This was our one splurge while in Ireland and it was simply exquisite. The service, the food (The Dungeon specifically) were truly amazing. The castle itself was gorgeous. We went for the morning walk with the Irish wolfhounds and that made for a very unique experience. If you get the chance... GO!!!

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