Our expansive 350-acre estate lends itself perfectly to a selection of exhilarating activities and experiences.Discover more
For hundreds of years, the grounds of Ashford Castle have provided space for thrilling estate activities for its owners and their friends. Successive generations of the de Burgo, Bingham, Browne and Guinness families have created one of the finest sporting estates in all of Ireland, if not the world – which is proudly continued to this day.
The expansive 350-acre Ashford Estate lends itself perfectly to a range of activities, from country classic pastimes such as horse riding, fishing, falconry and shooting, to more modern activities such as golf, cycling and kayaking. So whether you are the active type or prefer to relax and soak up the scenery, you are spoilt for choice at Ashford Castle. Michael and Fiona, our dedicated Activities Coordinators, are on hand to advise, and even have two Go Pro cameras to capture all the action!
Join us for our traditional Afternoon tea.
Enjoy an irresistible selection of indulgent treats alongside freshly made dainty English sandwiches and hand-baked traditional British scones with lashings of clotted cream and lavish strawberry preserve.
Price: $38 per adult (plus tax and gratuity)
Our beautiful hotel garden centres around a large heated outdoor pool, lined with leafy palms and vibrant flowers. There is also a hot tub and plenty of pool loungers to stretch out with a good book, providing guests with a private sun-dappled retreat, perfect for relaxing beneath the gently waving Florida palms with a favourite drink in hand.
The famous Leopard Lounge is one of the area’s most popular night spots. The sultry interiors include black lacquer walls, leather-lined banquettes and a striking leopard-print carpet, as well as a beautiful ceiling which has been hand-painted by celebrated local mural artist Lino Mario. Our talented mixologist team prepare classic cocktails and delicious signature “Leopard” martinis as live music plays all night long.