Castles, the new luxury getaways

Posted On24 Jun 2013

Travelers are no more looking for five and seven star hotels but shifting their interest to something more luxurious, living like a king and in a castle!


Castle: Dromoland Castle, Clare, Ireland


About Dromoland Castle


Dating from the 19th century lays the ancestral home of the O’Briens, descendants of Brian Bórú, High King of Ireland. Dromoland provides all the comforts any king would want: crystal chandeliers, oak paneling, ancestral portraits and Irish-Georgian antiques.


Which suite to stay at: Presidential Suite

The Dromoland Castle doesn’t have bedrooms but suites instead and in the main wing are the most elaborate with genuine Hepplewhite armoires and four poster beds.


Where to dine:  Earl of Thomond

The neo-Gothic oak-wainscoted Earl of Thomond restaurant is where you need to go for an opulent chandeliered French dining experience.


What can you do?

The advantage of the Castle set on 410 acres of land in the beautiful countryside is that it has much to offer in terms of leisure activities. Within the estate one can enjoy boating, archery, clay pigeon shooting, golf etc