Historic Castles and Houses of Ireland

Ireland is known for its wealth of historic castles and grand houses. Ranging from Norman to Palladian, these buildings are scattered across the island and their history, impressive style and size is always a pleasure to absorb.

We can custom build a package to suit your budget to include any or all of the following castles and houses:

  • Hillsborough Castle, Belfast
  • Dunluce Castle, County Antrim
  • Glenveagh Castle, County Donegal
  • Castle Coole, Fermanagh
  • Strokestown Park, County Roscommon
  • Belvedere House and Gardens, County Westmeath
  • Birr Castle, County Offaly
  • Borris House, County Carlow
  • Powerscourt Gardens and Estate, County Wicklow
  • Castletown House, Kildare

Perfect Time To Go

April - October

Number Of Nights


Prices From

£659 *
* Based on 4 people with rental car

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    Sample Itinerary

    Day 1

    Arrive Dublin AIrport, collect rental car and travel North.  Visit the 18th century Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.  This is the official residence for Queen Elizabeth II in Northern Ireland and the Secretary of State also resides there.  Overnight Antrim area.

    Day 2

    Breakfast in hotel, check out and travel to Dunluce Castle.  Dunluce Castle is possibly the most dramatic-looking castle on the island as it sits along the Causeway coastline teetering over the Atlantic Ocean.  Continue your journey on to Castle Coole in Fermanagh.  Wonderfully preserved by the National Trust, Castle Coole is one of Northern Ireland’s finest Neo-classical houses. The remaining original features and décor allow visitors to get a peek at what life was like in the home of the Earls of Belmore.  Overnight Enniskillen.

    Day 3

    Breakfast in hotel, check out and tracvel to Belvedere Castle and Gardens in County Westmeath.  Finish your day with a trip to Castletown House in Kildare.  The Guinness family rescued this Palladian house from ruin in the 1960s and it’s been lovingly restored ever since. The guided tours and café are open from March to September.  Overnight Dublin area.

    Day 4

    Breakfast in hotel then travel to Powerscourt Gardens and Estate in County Wicklow.  With views of magnificent manicured grounds against the background of the rugged Wicklow Mountains it is one not to miss.  Overnight Dublin area.

    Day 5

    Breakfast in hotel.  Check out and return rental car to the airport.

    Sample package includes:


    • 4 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels
    • Breakfast daily


    • Automatic Rental Car

    Not included:

    • Entrance fees
    • Additional fee for driving into Northern Ireland to be paid directly

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