Take your pick of these magical 5* castle retreats or stately manor homes, all in the most stunning locations in Northern Ireland. And all with plenty of interesting things to see and do around them. So, make dreams come true with a castle stay in Northern Ireland - even if it is only yours for a few days.
5. Narrow Water Castle, County Down
A privately owned home, Narrow Water Castle is located in an idyllic setting overlooking Carlingford Bay and Warrenpoint. Dating back to the fifteenth century, the Elizabethan revival style castle was built next to the original home, Mount Hall where the luxurious 5* self-catering apartment is. Two elegantly refurbished bedrooms have traditional furnishings and sumptuous bed linen to ensure a great night’s sleep. And the bathroom has a definite air of romance with a free standing double slipper bath on Moroccan handcrafted tiles. Guests are welcome to explore the grounds and, as there’s an excellent equestrian centre within the estate, should you wish to explore it on horseback that can be arranged too
6. Crom Castle West Wing, County Fermanagh
The exceptionally romantic, 19th century Victorian Crom Castle is set in 1900 acres in one of Northern Ireland’s most important conservation areas. The stunning castle estate, overlooking the waters of Lough Erne, is surrounded by the most beautiful parkland. Which you can enjoy to your heart’s content as a guest in its 5* West Wing self-catering accommodation. Impeccably decorated in warm and inviting colours, the charming West Wing apartment is tastefully furnished in period style. And has its own private entrance and terrace, with views across the Fermanagh countryside from every window
7. Belle Isle Castle, County Fermanagh
The fairy-tale 4* Belle Isle Castle nestles by the water’s edge in the grounds of the Belle Isle Estate. A splendid, double-vaulted entrance hall sets the scene and rooms are beautifully decorated in the style of a majestic stately home. Explore the grounds and you’ll realise why the Estate has been designated a Special Area of Conservation. Then, if you can tear yourself away for a day, take a trip to the Marble Arch Global Geopark to discover Fermanagh’s fascinating underworld beneath Cuilcagh Mountain. The scenic drive to the top of the mountain is worth the trip alone