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Duvet Day at Ballynahinch Castle - from €140 per person!


Ballynahinch Castle is a beautifully intimate 4-star hotel surrounded by 450 acres of woodlands and rivers. It overlooks the famous Ballynahinch Salmon River and is nestled in the centre of the Twelve Bens mountain range. 

Not only is Ballynahinch a fantastic place to enjoy the scenery, go for a long walk and just get back to nature, the castle also offers a package with a twist. 



With prices starting from €140 per person you will get:

  • A luxury duvet
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Sensual bath oils and scented candles
  • Chocolates
  • Dinner served in your room
  • An after-dinner movie with butter popcorn all in the comfort of your room!
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Self-Catering Summer Fun!

Last summer I was lucky enough to enjoy a self-catering stay in a cottage on the estate of Blairquhan Castle. This was the first self-catering stay I have ever had and we loved it! Not only did we have the freedom of the estate, but the view of the castle out of our window was amazing, especially when it was lit up at night!


At Celtic Castles we have a huge range of self-catering properties, throughout Ireland, England and Scotland!

Below I have given some suggestions of properties for you to take a look at for over the summer period with how many people each property can accommodate. Self-catering and family stays go hand-in-hand. Let the children have free rein during their summer holidays! 

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A Great Way to Spend a Week at Castle Law

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In the fifteenth century, Castle Law was constructed as a wedding gift for Princess Mary, the eldest daughter of James II of Scotland upon her marriage to Thomas Boyd the Earl of Arran. Over six hundred years later, Scotland's most luxurious and exclusive holiday home is available to hire for self catering (vacation rental) stays.

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Castle Law lies at the foot of Law Hill in West Kilbride, just inland from the Ayrshire coast. It sleeps up to 14 people in 7 rooms and is equipped with all the modern amenities of today’s world, yet offers a true castle experience. It can be rented on a self-catering basis for weekly stays and is perfect for families or a group of friends.

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Celtic Castles' Top 5 Romantic Castles

There are many reasons why people choose to stay in a Celtic Castle... a gathering of family and friends; a birthday celebration; a corporate event or perhaps even a castle wedding. Often a couple may be looking for a special place to stay; a break from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives or maybe to celebrate an anniversary or other special occasion. One of the questions the Celtic Castles team gets asked most is, 'which is your most romantic castle?'. This is especially so at this time of year in the run up to Valentine's Day. There is no set answer to this question as it will vary from person to person and couple to couple, depending on the type of experience you are looking for. I asked members of the Celtic Castles team to come up with their most romantic castle in the UK and this is what they came up with...

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Hire an Entire Castle for New Year 2016

For those wanting to experience New Year in Scotland, what better way than to journey up to the Highlands to experience this most Scottish of festivals?

Hogmanay is an excellent excuse to party!


Traditionally, the peat fire blazes brightly as midnight approaches. 'First-footing' should ideally be a dark and handsome man, bearing gifts. A variety of symbolic gifts may be carried, such as a small piece of coal, or a chunk of peat. These gifts symbolise warmth. A bottle of whisky and some shortbread are welcome gifts too - symbols of plentiful drink and food.

Much of the partying goes on indoors - New Year is the one night of the year when having friends and neighbours call after midnight is normal and welcome! There are street parties in many towns, together with fireworks, pipe bands and a lone piper to pipe in the seconds to midnight.

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Free Spa Treatments for Stays on Selected Dates: Up to March 2016

Swinton Park is located in the heart of Yorkshire and is surrounded by the family estate in which guests have access to rivers, reservoirs, moorland, dales and beautiful countryside bordering the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Whilst steeped in history and tradition, the atmosphere at Swinton Park is one of warmth and hospitality, and guests cannot fail but to feel at home in this castle.


Stay at Swinton Park on selected dates during January – March 2016 and enjoy 25 minutes of free spa treatments per adult, per room; worth up to £70. Please enquire for available dates and details.

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Advanced Purchase Offer at Dromoland Castle

Dromoland Castle is one of Ireland's finest castle hotels, and offers guests the experience of living like landed gentry, surrounded by luxury, beauty and service. Dromoland is one of the few estates tracing its history to native Gaelic Irish families of royal heritage. Today, Dromoland Castle mixes old world elegance with modern day comforts; the castle serves as one of the most desired destinations in Europe. Here, the vitality of the castle lifestyle endures.


Discounted rates are available at Dromoland Castle for clients who wish to pay in advance for their stay.

For bed and breakfast accommodation, clients are able to choose to charge the full amount of their stay to their submitted card details on confirmation. This payment is non- refundable and non-transferrable if cancelled. 

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Almost Too Many Reasons to Stay at Forter Castle...

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Forter Castle was originally built in 1560 by ther Ogilvys of Airlie as a fortified house, and was destroyed in 1640 by the Duke of Argyll. The castle has been completely restored using traditional materials. Katharine Pooley, designer has transformed the interior of the castle into one of luxury and comfort. 

There are many adventures to be had during your stay at the castle and we have recommended some entertainment for you:

Enjoy the local trails from horseback. Lessons are also available. If has been a while since last you rode, you can even book a ''pre-ride'' massage in advance at the Health Spa.

Scotland is definitely the ‘mecca’ for golf enthusiasts. Choose from any one of the famous greens locally.

Nae Limits - Throughout Greater Perthshire - Not for the faint of heart, Nae Limits provides; Kayaking, Whitewater river trips, Canyonning, cliff-jumping, and abseiling/climbing. 

Glenmarkie Health Spa & Beauty Care - Glenisla. Why not treat yourself? From massage, to cellulite treatments, to nails, this spa can help you unwind  after some active sight-seeing, and prepare you for your night out.

Aberfeldy Distillery – Home of ‘Dewar’s’ and ‘Aberfeldy’. A warm welcome awaits with multi-lingual tours combined with a history steep in tradition. 

Scotland's Highland Games are renowned the world over as a unique event combining skills, culture, music and real Scottish hospitality. While the games still contain a very competitive, the spectacle of Highland dancing and pipe bands combined with the tradition and excitement of the occasion make the Games a real highlight for any visitor lucky enough to be in Scotland at the right time.

Scone Palace Perthis was awarded the Sandford Education Award in 2001 in recognition for their efforts of the interpretation of local and national heritage for children. Certainly a must-see for the whole family. 

The Crieff Visitor Centre: under one roof you can view and experience the making of traditional whisky flagons, table ware and collectable glass paperweights. 

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Looking for an Easter Family Stay in a Castle?

Yes? Then you've come to the right place!


Whether your family is big or small, we will find the perfect castle accommodation for you all in either family, interconnecting rooms, or suites. Cots, high chairs and baby monitors may also be provided for your family stay in a castle


One example of a great family-friendly property is  Augill Castle in the north-west of England, with its 15 uniquely designed and furnished bedrooms. The castle also hosts the famous 'Little Cooks' children's cookery school. 


Let your children play games, toys and read books in the Library. It is also the perfect place to build train tracks, paint and draw. You can also join your children for a movie and popcorn in the in-house cinema. Or why not let the children play out on the tennis court, in the playground or up in the tree house? The kids will certainly be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do whilst at Augill Castle...giving adults as little or as much grown-up time as they like!

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Royal Golf Package at Dromoland Castle 2016

Dromoland Castle is one of Ireland's finest castle hotels, and offers guests the experience of living like landed gentry, surrounded by luxury, beauty and service. Dromoland is one of the few estates tracing its history to native Gaelic Irish families of royal heritage. Today, Dromoland Castle mixes old world elegance with modern day comforts; the castle serves as one of the most desired destinations in Europe. Here, the vitality of the castle lifestyle endures.



Take yourself away to the castle for a round of golf on Dromoland Castle’s championship course. 

Package includes: 

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