Ashford Castle ***** is a luxury hotel for families nestled along Lake Lough Corrib in a 350-acre setting. In this region of western Ireland known for its wilderness, huge dark mountains dominate the fields of reddish moors. The many lakes and torrents that traverse the plains, make up a breathtaking landscape. In 2016, the hotel was voted ‘Best Resort in the UK and Ireland’.
Shannon International Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away, while Knock Airport is 40 minutes away. The picturesque towns of Galway, Westport and Connemara are also within 40 minutes.
Built in 1228 as a medieval fortress, with impassable walls and high towers, Ashford Castle is the oldest building of its kind in Ireland. Formerly owned by the Guinness family (world-famous for their incomparable beer), the castle was transformed into a luxury hotel in 1939.
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