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The 800-year-old Ashford Castle is situated on the Ashford Estate, on the stunning West Coast of Ireland overlooking Lough Corrib. The magnificent 350-acre estate boasts a variety of activities, including the first falconry school in Ireland, horseback riding, golf, fishing, tennis, off-road driving, and cosy movie nights at their very own private cinema. Steeped in history, the luxury 13th Century Hotel was the former home of the Guinness family. Numerous notable people have stayed at the Castle, such as the Prince of Wales (later King George V) and President Reagan. With the hotel’s recent restoration, first class service, warm hospitality and five-star luxury, Red Carnation have established Ashford Castle as one of Europe’s most prestigious hotels, and a once in a lifetime experience.

County Mayo | Ireland

Ashford Castle

Iconic Irish Luxury

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Originally Built In

Associated Family Names
de Burgo, Bingham, Browne, Guinness, Huggard & Mulcahy
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Number of Rooms

Seen in (movie/tv)
‘A Quiet Man’, ‘Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby’ & ‘Hotel Secrets’

County Mayo, Ireland

Perfect for
Couples, Weddings, Honeymoon, Family gatherings, Golf

Property type
Hotel, Resort


About Ashford Castle

Overlooking the shores of Lough Corrib, this 800-year-old historic castle is a truly exceptional property with an impressive history and undeniable national significance. Located on the stunning west coast of Ireland, Ashford House is surrounded by 350 acres of immaculate gardens, forests, and verdant woodlands. A truly deserving recipient of the virtuoso ‘Best Hotel in the World’ accolade, the recent restoration of this 13th-century historic castle has brought Ashford House’s ancient walls and illustrious rooms back to life, establishing it as one of the most prestigious destinations in Europe.

Our history

The Guinness Castle

If you’re looking for a luxurious and romantic getaway, look no further than the Ashford Castle Hotel in Ireland. The castle was built over 800 years ago, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Here, we’re taking a look at the impressive past of one of the most amazing historic castle hotels…

More about the history of Ashford Castle

Our Rooms

Events & Activities


Ashford Castle offers a truly unique Irish wedding venue. With overstated grandeur fit for royalty, the historic castle will lend itself to creating a magical backdrop for the biggest day of your life.


For a honeymoon filled with enchanting romance, book a stay at this stunning 800-year-old historic castle, where you can start married life in a fairytale setting.

Event & Meetings

A corporate event requires a suitably impressive and remarkable venue; Ashford Castle is the perfect choice, and has all the modern amenities needed for a successful meeting.

Facilities & More

Located in 350 acres of beautiful manicured gardens, verdant forests and woodland rich with birdlife, all overlooking the shores of rippling Lough Corrib in County Mayo, our estate boasts various activities, from Ireland’s first and finest falconry school, to horse-riding, golf, fishing, tennis, off-road driving, zip-wiring, tree-climbing and cosy movie nights in our stylish private cinema.


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Ashford Castle, Cong
County Mayo, F31 CA48