Located on the shores of one of the largest lakes in Ireland, Lough Corrib, Ashford Castle dates from 1228. After a history of nearly 800 years, Ashford is recognized today as a property of world class and a luxury destination for tourists.
Former residence of the Guinness Family, Ashford was the host to many celebrities over time, be it members of the royal families of Europe, political figures, businessmen and movie stars. Lovers - of course, as the budgets - including Ashford Castle prefer most suitable places in the world to say "yes" to life.
The XIII century castle is a fascinating testimony to the hidden eras, opening its doors as the only exclusive hotel in 1939. Its guests have at their disposal an area of 350 acres of woodland. Located only 30 minutes from Galway city and Shannon International Airport, Ashford Castle is a perfect choice for visitors of all ages, who arrived from all over the world.
Stately architecture of the Castle, amid spectacular scenery designed by the surrounding forests, lakes and mountains, a place where time seems hardened, while Ashford is today's radically changed since the era in which it was raised ago eight centuries.
By Maria Morari
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Ashford Castle - Castle view
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Ashford Castle - Aerial view
Ashford Castle - Majestic facade