Fodor's Expert Review 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.
- 20 acres of serene gardens
- real fires in public spaces
- prices still a little inflated
- newer wings have less charm