Ireland`s countryside contains countless historic castles that range from luxurious and romantic accommodations, to towers that are in ruins after thousands of years. They are all filled with character and history. Many of these castles are medieval, dating from the 11th to the 18th century; they were built as fortified homes for chieftains or Anglo Norman settlers and designed for defense. Others were built during the flamboyant Georgian era and the revival of the Victorian age.
Ireland Castle Vacations Customized for you
Ireland castle vacations can be taken as a self-drive journey where we arrange a rental vehicle, or experience a chauffeur driven holiday where one of our fantastic driver/guides takes the wheel, allowing you to enjoy the scenery without worrying about the road ahead. Escorted tours with a set itinerary, including castle stays, are also very popular and a great way to visit and experience Ireland. The Travel Connection can also plan a trip to include the British Isles, including Scottish and English castles to complete your regal experience.
Every Ireland vacation should include at least one night in a castle.
MUST SEE`S include Ashford Castle, Bunratty Castle, Blarney Castle, Kilkenny Castle, Trip Castle (St John’s Castle), Cahir Castle, Doe Castle, Malahide Castle, Ross Castle, Donegal Castle, Birr Castle, Dublin Castle, Dromoland Castle