This castle was built in the 1600. Everything about it says old castle. The drive to the front gates is through a long windy road. The entrance is grand. The doors creek. The lobby fireplace is so large, you can walk into it. The grounds are grandios. If you go into it expecting that, you won't be disappointed. The rooms are large and comfortable. The bathrooms are not modern, and in fact we had an issue with the hot water in our shower. We didn't call maintenance for it, which we probably should have, but we figured it comes with the territory. The castle does not provide a business center, which they probably should, since the wifi only works in the lobby.
The hotel is a little ways from the town of Sligo. If you're driving through, it's a great place to stay, b/c the hotel has a full bar, a great restaurant, and plenty of space to walk around and explore.
On the grounds is also a horse back riding stable, operated by a different vendor.
- Also Known As:
- Castle Markree
- Markree Castle Sligo
- Markree Castle
- Markree Castle Hotel Ireland/Collooney
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Markree Castle, Sligo's oldest inhabited castle, has been the home of the Cooper family since 1640. Now brought back from virtual dereliction and lovingly restored by the Coopers into a country house hotel and highly acclaimed restaurant, Markree Castle is a gateway to the past, combining distinctive old-world, home from home charm with stunning surroundings. Described as Ireland's finest castle of its period, with much care and attention given to preserving original features and atmosphere, a visit to Markree Castle presents a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in history and the authentic castle experience. ... more less
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