Location: Dublin and East
Availability: All year
Accommodates: 24 guests
Ref No: D170
Private castle dating back to the 15th century, for your exclusive use. Set in extensive parkland and woodland, this delightful property is 13 km from Dublin City; a perfect base from which to explore the city and surrounding countryside or enjoy a range of country pursuits on site. Over the years many famous people have passed through the doors; these include Queen Victoria who was a guest here in 1849 and 1900. Add your name to the list of famous visitors who have stayed here: the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco, Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks, Queen Magrethe II of Denmark, Paul Newman and Ronald Reagan. More recently Kelly Clarkson and her band have made themselves at home in the castle, as have Victoria and David Beckham.
The architecture of the castle is complex and represents a progression from medieval stronghold to comfortable dwelling. Gothic Revival features dominate.
Formally under the ownership of a member of the Guinness family, the interior, in particularly the two large reception rooms, were re-modelled using Baroque and Georgian features.
Ground Floor: Three large reception rooms and very large inner front hall.
One bedroom on this floor - The Guinness suite is positioned next to the library, with views overlooking the landscaped gardens of the castle. A spacious suite with separate sitting room and bedroom, it is named after Arthur Ernst Guinness a former owner.
Upper floors: 11 beautiful bedrooms, each one individually decorated. Nine have ensuite bathrooms and two have dedicated bathrooms adjacent. . Each bedroom is called after an owner or someone who has stayed; for example the Queen Victoria Room is named after Queen Victoria who visited the castle twice during her reign. This room, with its adjoining quaint bathroom, is situated in a quiet section of the castle in a peaceful setting overlooking the front gardens.
Dublin Airport, 16.2 Km (10miles) via M50- 35min by car without traffic, this route has tolls.
Port Dun Laoghaire, 21.6 miles) and Dublin Port 23.8km (14.78 miles)
Castleknock Train Station is at 4.1km (2.5 miles) and Heuston Station a 10km (6.2 miles)
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The scale and maturity of the castle’s extensive demesne allows a complete escape from the stress and care of daily life. It is possible to spend tranquil hours walking the woods and parkland, exploring and enjoying the many unique attractions of this historic estate.
Close to the castle is the formal walled garden with its special rose display, an apple orchard and a delightful arboretum with over 300 types of exotic trees and plants.In the glen, which runs down to the River Liffey, a romantic Blind Arch from the 1780’s spans the carriage driveway and a classical Doric Temple of the same vintage stands overlooking the lake and an enchanting waterfall. The ruins of a splendid Gothic folly provide an added attraction.
The 20-acre lake situated close to the castle is ideal for angling and boating, whilst the tranquil woodlands are wonderful for horse-riding. Dublin city, with its myriad of attractions is a short drive. Among its many treasures are Trinity College and the book of Kells, Kilmainham Jail, Dublin Castle and many art galleries and eighteenth century squares. Enjoy one of our elegant irish tours.
Prices may change depending on level of service required and on the number of guests and the time of year when you are traveling. For details please get in touch.