The Dromoland Castle is exactly what I think of when I'm looking for a castle hotel. This luxury option is located in Newmarket-on-Fergus in County Clare, which is about a 2 1/2 hour drive from Dublin. It's an absolutely magical place to visit. Whether you're getting married on the grounds, enjoying a couples retreat or a family adventure, Dromoland Castle is an exceptional option for all.
The accommodations range from a options for two to four visitors. Whether you want to look out over the lake or the green countryside, the Dromoland has several options to accommodate your family.
The castle's flagship restaurant is the Earl of Thomond. You can enjoy dining like a royal at this acclaimed establishment. The menu items include roast wild monkfish, filet of Irish angus beef of a vegetarian menus. On the menu, it even states that the wild game dishes may contain lead shot!
At the hotel there's a wide range of activities to explore, such as:
- 18-hole 6,824 yards par 72 championship course
- A trip to the onsite spa which has six treatment rooms and two dedicated manicure and pedicure rooms
- Archery, clay shooting or falconry
- Trout fishing or boating
- Swimming pool, tennis courts, gym, sauna, steam room, go-karting
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