Castle BreaksIhere is something about a castle that just exudes romance, maybe it’s because they are steeped in mystery, or due to their picturesque settings. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we explore some of Ireland’s most beautiful castle retreats.
Belle Isle Estate, Fermanagh
Nothing defines ‘getting away from it all’ more than a trip to this 470 acre estate spread over eight islands on Lough Erne. This special place has earned the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, so you can be reassured that you will find quality and beauty here. The Belle Isle castle itself, with its strong stone walls and window surrounds, encased in a sea of ivy leaves will make you feel like you have wandered into a villainless fairytale. You can stay in ultimate comfort in one of the 13 exquisite guest rooms in the castle, enjoy dining banquet style by a log fire, or there are self-catering options on request. There is also fishing, sailing and beautiful walking trails available that can take you all over the island, for you can explore to your hearts content. belle-isle.com
Read more in the February issue…