Barberstown Castle

Baberstown Rd., Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland

With a 13th-century castle keep at one end, an Elizabethan section in the middle, a large Georgian country house at the other end, and a modern wing, Barberstown Castle represents 750 years of Irish history. Ask for a room in one of the older sections, where turf fires blaze in ornate fireplaces in the sumptuously decorated lounges. Reproduction pieces fill the bedrooms, some of which have four-poster beds. The Georgian-style restaurant serves creatively prepared French food.

PROS

  • 20 acres of serene gardens
  • real fires in public spaces

CONS

  • prices still a little inflated
  • newer wings have less charm

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01-628–8157

HOTEL DETAILS

55 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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