Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle Estate

  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens

Staying at an Irish castle is an experience not to be missed. Ashford Castle was built 700 years ago and a visit is like going back in time. The setting and grounds are absolutely breath-taking. Although the property is one of Ireland’s landmark luxury hotels and known for romance, it’s kid-friendly too. As well as plenty of family friendly services within the castle, there are acres and acres of gardens and grounds to provide hours of entertainment. The hotel offers phenomenal onsite programs including falconry, horseback riding, fishing, cycling, tennis, golf and more.

  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside
  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World
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Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

  • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
  • Toddler Fun: Massive gardens and ground to enjoy and explore
  • School Age Action: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Cool For Teens: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Phenomenal onsite activities including falconry and horseback riding
  • Breathtaking setting and views in castle that is over 700 years old
  • Incredible gardens and grounds
  • Well-appointed accommodations
  • Central home-base for local exploration

Families Should Know

  • Starting age for many activities is 5 years old
  • Many of the onsite activities are fee-based
  • Relaxation pool with certain times open to children
  • Babysitting starts at 10€+ per hour, 48hrs advance notice required
  • Free WIFI throughout the hotel
  • Food and beverage at castle subject to 15% service fee
  • Variety of dining options, formal to casual

Sports + Activities

  • falconry
  • fishing
  • horseback riding
  • bike riding
  • lake crusing
  • clay pigeon shooting
  • archery
  • golf
  • tennis
  • tree climbing
  • zip lining
  • onsite cinema
  • daily Wolfhound meet and greets

Local Excursions

  • Cong Village
  • Galway Bay
  • Clew Bay
  • Lough Mask Drive
  • Connemara National Park
  • Galway City


  • rooms and suites
  • TV w/ on-demand movies
  • safe/hair dryer
  • Free WIFI in rooms and public areas
  • daily maid service + turn down
  • 24 hr room service
  • 110 volt sockets/USB charger/Bluetooth speaker
  • three restaurants/lounge areas
  • spa
  • relaxation pool
  • family bathrobes
  • disabled access
  • extensive gardens/grounds
  • equestrian center
  • falconry school
  • clay pigeon shooting/archery area
  • golf club
  • tennis courts
  • bike rental
  • concierge
  • babysitting, 48hrs advance notice required
  • private parking
# of peopleStarting at
2-3285D B
4445D B
  • D - daily pricing
  • W - weekly pricing
  • T - tax included
  • B - breakfast included
  • I - all-inclusive

Preferred Room

Connecting Double Rooms

Guest Room Highlights

  • Spacious
  • Well-appointed
  • Good configuration for sleeping
  • Convenient location on property
  • Interconnecting room options


Booking Conditions

  • Deposit not required, credit card for guarantee
  • Cancellation: <7 days, 1 night forfeit
  • Crib and highchair: free
  • Extra person fees: <12 free, >12 is 120€ per night
  • Babysitting: 10€+ per hour, 48hrs advance notice required
  • Free WIFI
  • Check-in is 3p and check out is Noon