Luttrellstown Castle Resort is the epitome of a luxury castle hotel in the Irish countryside, full of history and only 20 minutes from the attractions of Dublin.
The castle itself has hosted the likes of Queen Victoria to Ronald Reagan over its 600-year history, and you can even book her favoured bedroom during your stay here!
That kind of heritage and authenticity makes every moment here even more special, though the 21st-century incarnation of Luttrellstown Castle is every bit the five-star golf resort, giving guests the best of all worlds from start to finish.
Indeed, this was the chosen venue for Victoria and David Beckham’s 1999 wedding, no less.
There are just 20 guestrooms at Luttrellstown Castle Resort, each an original part of the structure – though thoroughly renovated – and coming with its own backstory of former royal guests, fun original features or simply great views across the estate. The décor scheme is as regal as you’d hope for and expect, all antique furnishings, chandeliers, subtle artworks on the walls and those towering tall ceilings which are not only ornate and beautiful to look at, but allow for huge light-giving windows too.
Without a doubt, the main draw of Luttrellstown Castle Resort is the building itself, which dates back to the 15th century (the castle towers were built in 1429) and sits within 567 acres of beautiful grounds, gardens, and patches of forest that contain over 300 plant and tree species.
There is also an 18-hole championship golf course within Luttrellstown Castle’s boundary walls, plus plenty of fun-filled outdoor activities such as archery, falconry, air rifle target shooting, horse riding trails, cycling, history tours and woodland walks.
And whilst there is no spa or gym at Luttrellstown Castle Resort, your experience is all the better for it and feels far more authentic, though fine dining can be enjoyed at the golf clubhouse’s La Mora restaurant, and the lounge areas here are as grand as they come.
This clubhouse restaurant is a suitably upmarket affair and particularly well-known for their delicious Sunday lunch. Afternoon tea is also popular at the hotel and can be enjoyed in one of the drawing rooms, while private dining options are also available throughout the day.
Activities and Entertainment
Being only 30 minutes from Dublin, you are well placed to enjoy day trips to the city and visit attractions such as the Guinness Factory, Phoenix Park, The National Gallery of Ireland and St Patrick’s Cathedral during your stay at Luttrellstown Castle. Meanwhile back at the resort itself there is archery, horse riding, biking trails and falconry to get your teeth in to, plus history tours and woodland walks for something a little more relaxing. Then, one of the main highlights of Luttrellstown Castle is their private 18-hole championship golf course, set around the property’s sprawling grounds.
Within its 567-acre grounds, Luttrellstown Castle comes with its own 18-hole championship golf course, as well as a huge lake and gardens too. The rest of the property revolves around the magnificent ancient building itself, and all you need for the array of outdoor activities on offer here, as well as a billiards room and essentials such as Wi-Fi, babysitting concierge services.
Every one of the 20 guestrooms at Luttrellstown Castle Resort are all individually designed and decorated, each found in a separate part of the original structure and coming with its own story to tell. From formerly hosting Queen Victoria to being the bedroom of one-time castle owner Aileen Plunket, housing secret stairwells down to the ballroom or enjoying the best garden views – there aren’t many more authentic and atmospheric hotel rooms anywhere in Ireland!
They are all equally special spaces to stay in and differ only in their size and layout due to their location, though include king-size beds, large windows, Wi-Fi, a stocked pantry, antique furnishings and polished modern bathrooms as standard.
Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland. Luttrellstown Castle Resort is handily situated just 20 minutes from Dublin – and Dublin International Airport – by car. Nearby, you also have multiple golf courses such as Lucan and Westmanstown, in addition to the 18-hole course found onsite.
1/12 - Exterior of Luttrellstown Castle Resort, Dublin
2/12 - Inner Hall at Luttrellstown Castle Resort, Dublin
3/12 - Library at Luttrellstown Castle Resort, Dublin
4/12 - The Kentian Room at Luttrellstown Castle Resort, Dublin
5/12 - The Carhampton Room at Luttrellstown Castle Resort, Dublin
6/12 - The King John Room at Luttrellstown Castle Resort, Dublin
7/12 - The Guinness Suite at Luttrellstown Castle Resort, Dublin
8/12 - The Millennium Room at Luttrellstown Castle Resort, Dublin
9/12 - The Baron Irnham at Luttrellstown Castle Resort, Dublin
10/12 - The Club Lounge at Luttrellstown Castle Resort, Dublin
11/12 - Bike Ride Outside Luttrellstown Castle Resort, Dublin
12/12 - Exterior of Luttrellstown Castle Resort, Dublin
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