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Belfast | Northern Ireland

Culloden Estate and Spa

Luxurious Coastal Retreat

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Associated Family Names
Robinson, Culloden, Crozier
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Famous Guests
Van Morrison, Ed Sheeran, U2, One Direction, Chris Rea, Lionel Ritchie, Robbie Williams, Tom Jones, Sir Richard Attenborough & David Beckham and more

Type of Architecture

Belfast, Ireland

Perfect for
Couples, Weddings, Family Gatherings, Coastal Break

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About Culloden Estate

The Culloden Estate and Spa is a luxurious five-star resort hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The historic hotel stands on 12 acres of secluded gardens and is situated at the top of the Holywood Hills, offering breathtaking views of Belfast Lough and the stunning County Antrim coastline. The 17th-century Gothic mansion was originally a Bishop’s Palace, and the hotel maintains its timeless palace elegance while providing all of the luxuries of contemporary life. There is an air of opulence surrounding the Culloden Estate and Spa thanks to its magnificent surroundings, lavish interiors, precious antiques, and impeccable service.

Our history

The Bishop’s Palace

The Culloden Estate was originally built in 1876 by Belfast stockbroker William Auchinleck Robinson JP. He built a beautiful stone villa on a grand wooded site at Craigavad, Cultra, which was designed in the Scottish Baronial style and named it after his wife, Elizabeth Jane Culloden. Much of the stone was brought from Scotland by boat, landed at Portaferry, and conveyed by horse and cart to the site. At the end of the 19th century, Culloden House became the official residence of the Lord Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore, and was known as The Bishop’s Palace. Four bishops lived here including Bishop Crozier who later became Archbishop of Armagh. Bishop Crozier was a close friend of the celebrated Irish songwriter and entertainer Percy French and godfather to his daughter. French, who wrote the famous song The Mountains of Mourne, was a frequent visitor.

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Nestled high in the Holywood hills, the luxurious Culloden Estate & Spa is the ultimate romantic setting for a wedding venue in Northern Ireland, set in 12 acres of secluded gardens, overlooking Belfast Lough.
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The five star Culloden Estate and Spa is one of the most luxurious business hotels in Belfast and is the perfect venue for business meetings and corporate events. The Culloden Estate not only has luxurious conference facilities including, meeting and conference rooms, audiovisual aids, data projectors, screens and microphones but also has 12 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens which are perfect for team building exercises or giving your delegates the opportunity to unwind during your conference.


Culloden Estate and Spa situated just minutes from Belfast City Centre, overlooking Belfast Lough and set within 12 acres of beautiful gardens, is one of the most popular event venues in Northern Ireland, with spaces to accommodate events of all types and sizes.


Culloden Estate and Spa is Northern Ireland’s premier sanctuary for complete body and mind wellbeing, and an antidote to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here you will find an oasis of tranquillity where the ESPA treatments fuse advanced techniques with ancient therapies to deliver the finest modern holistic therapeutic experiences in the world. With luxurious treatment suites, relaxation rooms, swimming pool, a range of heat experiences and an extensive selection of therapies on offer, the Spa at Culloden offers the perfect haven to enjoy some time out and pampering in a stress free and calming environment.


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Culloden Estate & Spa
Bangor Rd, Holywood BT18 0EX
United Kingdom