Situated just outside the city of Belfast on the wooded shores of Belfast Lough, Culloden Estate & Spa is a five-star hotel that makes a luxurious and spectacular start or end to your vacation after flying into or out of Northern Ireland’s capital. Originally an episcopal residence for the Bishop of Down, Culloden Estate stands among twelve acres of secluded parkland and offers palatial surroundings, great facilities and slick but friendly service. Sheltered by the Holywood Hills, the micro-climate here often makes it feel noticeably warmer than in the city.
Each of Culloden Estate’s 105 guestrooms is a sanctuary of soothing classical elegance with goose feather duvets, Egyptian cotton sheets, comfortable sofas, glittering chandeliers, antiques, and fine wall paper. In-room amenities are excellent, and many rooms have separate sitting areas and magnificent views over the estate or Antrim coastline.
The award winning Mitre Restaurant is one of Northern Ireland’s finest. Contemporary Irish cuisine with a view is served, and you can also enjoy lighter fare in the bar, conservatory or lounge. After dinner, retire to the hotel’s inviting Cultra Inn and enjoy a pint of Guinness or a malt whiskey by the roaring log fire. The service is absolutely top-notch - friendly, discreet and attentive.
The spa and health club, complete with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, marble steam room and fitness suite is also one of the country’s finest, and offers a wide choice of reviving and relaxing spa treatments, using the renowned ESPA range of natural therapies and products.
Located just ten minutes from central Belfast, Culloden Estate & Spa is ideally suited for exploring this now vibrant and optimistically forward-looking city filled with exciting restaurants, bars, clubs and cultural venues. Titanic Belfast is a must-visit museum, which not only tells the extraordinary story of the ‘ship that was unsinkable’ but also provides context with a superb interactive presentation of life in the historic ship-building yards and of Belfast in general, while a grim and sobering insight into political history can be gained with a visit to Crumlin Gaol, intrinsically linked to the development of modern Northern Ireland.