Crom Castle, County Fermanagh
From luxurious 5* castle retreats set in stunning landscapes to intimate rotundal towers with far reaching views, plan the ultimate short break and stay in some of Northern Ireland’s most historic castles and buildings.
Crom Castle West Wing, County Fermanagh
Crom Castle is a romantic nineteenth century Victorian castle set in a 1900 acre estate and one of Northern Ireland’s most important conservation areas. The stunning castle estate, overlooking the waters of Lough Erne, is surrounded by acres of parkland and its 5* West Wing is available for guests on a self-catering basis.
With its own private entrance and terrace, the castle accommodation is both charming and romantic with period furnishings throughout making it the perfect place for a special weekend getaway. Why not extend your stay and discover the beauty of the Fermanagh Lakelands, or simply take in the outstanding beauty and tranquillity of the castle setting with its wonderful wildlife and nature.
Narrow Water Castle, County Down
A privately owned home, Narrow Water Castle is a luxurious 5* self-catering property located in Warrenpoint, Co. Down. Dating back to the fifteenth century, the Elizabethan revival style castle was built next to the existing home, Mount Hall (1680) and completed in 1836. The self catering apartment is in the original hub of the castle (Mount Hall).
The property boasts two elegantly refurbished bedrooms with traditional furnishings and sumptuous bed linens. Guests at the castle are free to explore the estate by strolling through the landscape gardens in search of the hidden castle.
Ballygally Castle Hotel, County Antrim
Ideally located on the scenic Antrim coast, only 26 miles from Belfast and close to Larne, 4* Ballygally Castle faces the soft, sandy beaches of Ballygally Bay. The castle dates back to 1625 and is unique in that it is the only 17th century building still used as a residence in Northern Ireland today.
Beautiful, original beamed ceilings, combined with tasteful contemporary decor, add to the welcoming atmosphere. The hotel is reputedly haunted by a friendly ghost and brave guests can visit the ‘ghost room’ in one of the towers to see for themselves.
Belle Isle Castle, County Fermanagh
The stunning 4* Belle Isle Castle is nestled in the grounds of Belle Isle Estate. Rooms are tastefully decorated in a style that bears all the characteristics of a majestic stately home. The Estate has been designated a Special Area of Conservation and the award winning castle is a stunning 17th century country house offering lake views.
On a day away from the estate, venture to the Marble Arch Global Geopark and explore Fermanagh’s fascinating underworld beneath Cuilcagh Mountain. The scenic drive to the top of the mountain is a reward in itself!
Helen’s Tower, County Down
Helen’s Tower is perched above the rolling hills of County Down and is an enchanting three storey, stone tower nestled deep in the woods of Clandeboye Estate.
Hidden on the edge of a winding country lane, with enchanting walks in the nearby forest and beyond, the tower offers accommodation for two guests – perfect for that romantic getaway. Climb the circular staircase to the top of the tower and take in the wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and seascape.
Killyleagh Castle Towers, County Down
Built in the 12th century by Norman knight, John de Courcy, Killyleagh Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in Ireland today. A unique self-catering property awaits in the walls of the castle estate. Dating back to the 1620s, Killyleagh Castle Towers (Ava and Blackwood) are located close to the shores of Strangford Lough.
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Strangford Lough is Northern Ireland’s first marine nature reserve and is the British Isles’ largest inlet, internationally renowned for its marine, plant and wildlife.
The Barbican Gatelodge, County Antrim
Found along the Causeway Coastal Route, and positioned at the end of an old stone bridge over the Glenarm River, The Barbican Gatelodge is a charming building complete with gothic windows and a stone turret staircase. For an extra special view, head up to the roof garden in early evening for some spectacular views of the coastline.
This self-catering accommodation is the perfect romantic hideaway and the ideal starting point for taking a road trip to discover the drama of the Causeway Coast, stopping off at the 5* Giant’s Causeway and 4* Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge en route.