Luxury Travel: Ashford Castle, A Fairytale Castle in Ireland



Dating back to 1228 and once the estate of the Guinness family, the luxurious 5-Star Ashford Castle first opened as a hotel in 1939. Voted “Best Resort” in Ireland by Conde Nast in 2008, and 2nd Best Resort in Europe, the Ashford Castle is currently celebrating its 70th anniversary.


Located on the magnificent west coast of Ireland in County Mayo, Ashford Castle is set on 350 acres of beautiful gardens and secluded woodlands. The 83 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, some tucked into turrets and others with canopy beds and fireplaces, offer spectacular views of gardens, the River Cong or Lough Corrib. Country sports abound and there is even Ireland’s first school of falconry. Tip: The Ashford 70 package covers three nights for the price of two with breakfast for two each morning, one dinner for two and a bottle of champagne for guests celebrating a 70th birthday, combined ages that add up to 70 or a 70th anniversary.



  1. ashfordcastlefan on

    Great post on one of my favourite places!Ashford Castle is by far one of the most popular hotels in Ireland. At myguideIreland we even get so many Guests who will stay in budget B&B’s for up to 2 weeks just to splash out on just one night of luxury at Ashford Castle!