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Culloden Estate and Spa


  • Five Star Quality Assurance
Five Star Quality Assurance
142 Bangor Road, Holywood, Co Down, BT18 0EX
View of the hotel and landscaped grounds on a bright sunny day


Standing on the wooded slopes of the Holywood hills overlooking Belfast Lough is the magnificent Culloden Estate and Spa. Located 10 minutes from Belfast City and 5 minutes from the George Best Belfast City Airport. Originally built as an official palace for the Bishop of Down, it stands in a 12 acre estate. Palatial surroundings, fine antiques and the highest levels of personal service.

As befits Northern Ireland’s leading 5 Star hotel, each of the 98 guest bedrooms is exquisitely decorated and tastefully furnished. Many have stunning views over the Estate and Belfast Lough, and the County Antrim coastline especially the Palace Suite, one of Ireland’s finest bedroom suites.

The Vespers Restaurant has breathtaking views over Belfast Lough, and serves modern Irish Cuisine using the freshest local produce. There is also an extensive range of dining and socialising options in our bar, conservatory and lounge. The Cultra Inn, complete with log fires, is a cosy bar and restaurant which nestles in the Estate - perfect for a tasty lunch or pint by the fireside.

The Spa offers a full range of health and leisure facilities and is a sanctuary for both body and mind. Here you will find an oasis of tranquillity and an antidote to the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

A wide choice of reviving, rejuvenating, soothing and relaxing Spa treatments are available, using the renowned ESPA range of natural therapies and products. Choose from a Luxurious Day Spa Experience, an overnight Spa break or simply a treatment from our extensive portfolio. Packages can be tailored to include any combination of therapies, in addition to full access to the pool and Health Club facilities and a light lunch in Zest. Children’s pool hours do apply.

Spa opening times: Monday – Friday 7am – 9pm | Saturday – Sunday 8am – 8pm

Children’s swimming times: Monday – Friday 9am – 11am & 4pm – 6pm | Saturday – Sunday 9am – 5pm

Gym opening times: Monday – Friday 6.30am – 9pm | Saturday – Sunday 8am – 8.30pm

Culloden Estate Hotel is accessible – for full details of their accessibility features, see Culloden Estate Hotel | AccessAble



  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Licensed
  • Local Produce
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Serve afternoon tea
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Children's Menu Available
  • Cot & Highchair Available

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Cater for females
  • Cater for individuals
  • Cater for males
  • Central heating throughout
  • Chef
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Exclusive hire of restaurant
  • Gift vouchers
  • Groups accepted
  • Groups catered for
  • Hairdryers
  • Interlink Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Robes available

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycle hire
  • Gym On Premises
  • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool On Premises
  • Television in lounge/TV room
  • Tennis court
  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Euros accepted
  • Midweek breaks
  • Short breaks available
  • Weekend breaks

Provider Preferences

  • Dogs Welcome Outside
  • Family Room on request

Room / Unit Features

  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Hairdryer Available
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • TV In Bedrooms

Special Offers

  • Cultra Inn Mini Break - County Down

    From £330 per room per night based on 2 persons

    A mini break in 12 acres of beautiful secluded gardens and woodland at the Culloden Estate and Spa. With luxurious overnight accommodation and full Irish breakfast within the hotel, a 3 course dinner in the Cultra Inn situated within the estate grounds and use of the Health Club & Spa overlooking Belfast Lough your mini break has it all without needing to leave for anything.

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    Hotels - redeem this special offer between 01/10/2023 and 31/12/2023

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  • Midweek Spa & Dine Retreat - County Down

    From £495 per room per night based on 2 sharing

    Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a Midweek Spa & Dine Retreat at the prestigious Culloden Estate & Spa. Relax in an oasis of tranquility at the Spa with a luxurious treatment for two and, in the evening, stroll through the Culloden Estate gardens down the path to the Cultra Inn for a 3 course dinner. 

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    Hotels - redeem this special offer between 13/10/2023 and 31/12/2023

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Photo of front entrance to the Culloden Hotel in Cultra where Vespers is locatedVespers Restaurant, BelfastVespers is one of the finest restaurants in Northern Ireland. It serves modern Irish Cuisine using only the finest and freshest local ingredients.

Front exterior of Cultra InnThe Cultra InnWe pride ourselves on our high standard of food and service. Using only the finest local produce our wholesome menu has been created by our Head Chef, Mark McMahon, to satisfy all your culinary needs.

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