Don’t just visit Ireland. Visit Ireland like royalty.
Some of the most majestic castles in all of Europe exist on the Emerald Isle. These magnificent Irish castles aren’t just for spectators, either. Many are available to rent right here on TripAdvisor.
Gaze out the highest window at the beautiful green landscapes the country is famous for.
If you’re planning to visit Ireland, you won’t get a more unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience than staying in one of these incredible Irish castles.
This is a romantic retreat, restored for the present day but still consisting of 12th-century architecture and materials. Fanningstown Castle is located just three miles from Adare, said to be Ireland’s prettiest village.
This massive estate boasts nine luxury bedrooms, decorated and furnished to ensure that guests enjoy the splendor of former years without compromising on the comforts of today. Like many Irish castles, Lisheen Castle is royal luxury at its finest.
With more than a dozen reviews by TripAdvisor guests, Springfield Castle has maintained a perfect five-out-of-five score. Travelers claim this stately fortress is the real deal. “This is not some cheesy remodeled castle,” says one reviewer. “It is an authentic, well restored and beautiful structure with all sorts of features we never expected to be so nice: two fully remodeled kitchens, a pub, a game room, updated rooms and bathrooms and stunning grounds.” Other travelers have referred to their experience as the “best vacation ever,” a “magical stay,” and “one of the best group [accommodations] in Ireland!”
Bansha Castle is an old country-house style castle dating back to the 18th century. It’s backed by the beautiful Galtee Mountains and famous Glen of Aherlow valley. Once owned by the British army officer General Sir William Butler, the estate itself is part of history. With over 15 guest reviews, Bansha Castle has maintained a perfect “Excellent” score on TripAdvisor.
Modern comforts have been incorporated into the Towerhouse Castle without detracting from the charm and simple grandeur of this ancient dwelling. The castle has been restored to its former authentic glory using the same techniques and materials as the original 16th-century builders.
Situated on the shores of a private 1,000-acre lake, Gothic Castle can sleep up to 16 and sits on a massive plot of land. As authentic as Irish castles come, the Gothic Castle is great for large groups, gala dinners or weddings.
Romance abounds at Deburgo Castle, surrounded by natural beauty with the mountains and lakes of Connemara less than an hour away. You’ll find great hiking and fishing in the secluded hills, or venture a few minutes to the nearest town of Ballinrobe for restaurants, pubs and historic attractions.
Irish castles don’t come more impressive than this. A gorgeous exterior built in 1420 lends way to a modern interior with bright decor, homey amenities and all the comforts you’d expect from a one-of-a-kind vacation rental. Located in County Cavan, the Irish County Castle is a brief drive away from Ireland’s capital city of Dublin – home to the famous Abbey Theatre.