Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is nestled in a secluded Connemara forest with the stunning backdrop of the famous Twelve Bens mountain range. Ballynahinch is set within a 450-acre private estate with endless activities to partake in just steps from your door.
An elegant country house hotel with a 450-acre estate to explore
Located in the heart of Connemara, surrounded by lakes, mountains and the stunning Atlantic coastline
Enjoy fresh and seasonal dishes at the renowned Owenmore restaurant
Spacious rooms all offer beautiful views of the river and surrounding woodland
The 16th century Ballynahinch Castle Hotel feels more like a manor house than a true castle and is surrounded by gorgeous parkland, offering beautiful river views from every room. Set along the Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland's west coast, it is a relaxing and incredibly friendly base for exploring the many nearby areas of natural beauty.
The 48 rooms and suites at Ballynahinch all combine old-world countryside elegance with an authentic atmosphere. Plush furnishings and comfortable fabrics ensure each room feels warm and welcoming, while every modern convenience is accounted for. When not enjoying the river views from your room, enjoy a leisurely walk on the estate, or opt for something more adventurous nearby such as top notch fly-fishing, sailing or horseback riding.
In the elegant setting of Ballynahinch Castle's Owenmore restaurant, enjoy sensational dishes that correspond to the seasons with the freshest produce, fish and game. If you are looking for something more casual, relax by the log fires at the hotel's Fisherman's Pub, where guests and locals can chat over freshly-caught seafood.
Ballynahinch Castle makes for the ideal base from which to explore Connemara's fishing villages, castles and abbeys. Driving along the Connemara coastline is an experience not to be missed, offering incredible views and breathtaking scenery, such as the spectacular Cliffs of Moher.
When to visit
One of the best locations in Ireland for salmon fishing, suitable for both beginners and experienced fishermen.
Ballynahinch Castle is located in a secluded woodland in Connemara, perfectly situated for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way of Ireland's west coast.
Ballynahinch Castle is easily accessed from several airports in Ireland, just a one-and-a-half hour road transfer from Galway Airport, or a 2-hour 20-minute drive from Shannon Airport. Further afield, Dublin Airport is a 3-hour 30-minute drive away.
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