Living like royalty in Ireland

THE Travel Corporation’s Red Carnation Hotel Collection brand is offering travellers to the Emerald Isle the chance to live like royalty at its five-star luxury castle Ashford Castle.

The impressive Irish property is situated in a large 350-acre estate and brims with authentic royal trimmings such as antique furniture, fine fabrics, bespoke carpets and marble bathrooms. When guests are sufficiently freshened by the property’s palatial ambience, a host of activities are also on offer inside the grounds including a stroll around the walled and herb gardens, a spot of tennis, or a leisurely round of golf through Ashford Castle’s nine-hole golf course.

For those wanting to chill out indoors, the castle also boasts a 32-seat indoor cinema, a billiard room and a cigar terrace, as well as a children’s game room.

Naturally, no castle experience would be complete without a meal fit for a king, which is why Ashford serves up a menu of creative Irish cuisine inspired by fresh seasonal ingredients sourced from west Ireland.

Complementing the fine dining is an extensive wine cellar to choose from, with guests able to choose from any of the four main dining rooms.

“At Red Carnation Hotels, our guest service proposition is ‘no request too large, no detail too small’ and actually this philosophy can be applied to everything we do,” said Red Carnation Hotels MD Jonathan Raggett.

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