Ireland`s countryside is dotted with castles that range from romantic castles and towers that are in ruins to stately Chieftain Castles and Irish Castle Hotels. They are all filled with character and history. Many of these castles are medieval, dating from the 11th to the 18th century; they were built as fortified homes for chieftains or Anglo Norman settlers and designed for defense. Then there are also the castles built during the flamboyant Georgian era and the neo-gothic revival of the Victorian age.
Ireland Castle Vacations Customized for you
Ireland castle vacations can be taken as a self-drive journey where you do the driving - or you can experience it as a chauffeur drive vacation - where you sit back and let one of our fantastic driver/guides take the wheel, allowing you to take in the scenery without worrying about the road ahead. Escorted tours with a set itinerary (that include castle stays) are also very popular and a nice way to visit Ireland. You can also combine elements from our Scotland castle vacations as well as our England castle vacations to extend your stay in the British Isles.
Every Ireland vacation should include at least one night in a castle.
MUST SEE`S - Ashford Castle, Bunratty Castle, Blarney Castle, Kilkenny Castle, Trip Castle (St John's Castle), Cahir Castle, Doe Castle, Malahide Castle, Ross Castle, Donegal Castle, Birr Castle, Dublin Castle,Dromoland Castle