- Best for history: County Meath
- Best hidden gem: County Mayo
- Best for outdoor adventures: County Galway, County Mayo
- Best for coastal holidays: County Clare, County Galway, County Meath, County Mayo
Built as imposing hubs to protect the lords, queens and kings inside, Irish castles are a unique and integral part of the country’s history. Whether you’re interested in the gruesome tales or intrigued by the original features, a stay in one of our castles in Ireland will transport you into the exciting world of yesteryear.
Our Heritage Collection castles celebrate these building's vibrant pasts with original features (such as spooky murder holes!), spiral staircases and antique furnishings. While many of the castles have been restored and renovated for 21st-Century guests, the authentic charm and character of our Irish castles is what makes them so special.
The expansive grounds and lavish nature of these castles make them the ideal base for a wedding or celebration but they are by no means restricted to large groups. Get the family together and take an extraordinary holiday to one of our castles in Ireland – trust us, you’ll never forget it.
Style and character are everything at Oliver’s Travels, and our collection of handpicked castles in Ireland have this in spades.
We have destination experts who know the ins and outs of all our regions, picking castles that aren’t only unique, but also in the best locations. What's more, they all definitely have the ‘wow’ factor.
Our helpful concierge team are on-hand to make your stay extra special. Whether you want a fully-stocked fridge, a local in-house chef to cook your meals, housekeeping or any other extra service – consider them your holiday genie, who will happily grant your wishes.
If you're on the hunt for castles to stay in Ireland, we've got plenty to choose from. Castles are at the very core of Irish history and with over 30,000 castles still standing today, visiting one is the best way to immerse yourself in the local history. From fairytale turrets and spiral staircases to gruesome murder holes, there's something undeniably magical about our castles in Ireland. You'll learn of the ancient tales from times long ago while you gawp at the splendour of the traditional architecture, experiencing first-hand the wonders of this intriguing land.
If you're dreaming of living like a lord or just desperate to explore a slice of ancient history, our collection of castles in Ireland are available to rent! It's truly a once in a lifetime holiday that you'll never forget.
Our Heritage Collection is arguably the most interesting – these are the chateaux and castles with stories to tell. From castles that date back to medieval times to those used in battle or have hosted royalty, the collection of Ireland castles in the Heritage Collection are steeped in history – while some have been lovingly modernised, others still have most of their old features.
Although these aren’t castles in the traditional sense, we include manor houses in our castles selection because, well you should see them – they’re just as stately and grand as some of our castles! Often settled in huge private estates, you can live like a Lord or Lady of the Manor in these beautiful holiday homes.
There are many reasons staying in a castle feels unique – for one, it’s not the usual place people tend to go on holiday. There’s also the feeling like you’ve stepped back in time due to the amount of old-school rooms in the properties – drawing rooms where people can be entertained, wine cellars and fully stocked bars for your drinks evenings, libraries for snuggling down with some classic literature, palace rooms, turrets, grand dining halls. We could go on!
What could be better than a day spend admiring the view from your very own castle? How about a beach trip!? You heard us right, as if things couldn't get any more perfect, some of our castles in Ireland are close to the beach so you can enjoy a beach holiday and a castle experience all in one.
Have a read of our most stunning castles in Ireland blog!