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Looking for an Irish castle to host your corporate event?

Look no further than Clontarf Castle.

This beautiful castle is located just outside of Dublin's city centre on Ireland's eastern seaboard. It's only 2 miles from the city centre and just 5 miles from Dublin's airport. So it is the perfect base for a company event or a team treat. 

The castle boasts 111 guest bedrooms and suites, ranging from the luxurious to the truly extravagant, with design that mesmerises your senses, and all the in- room touches you need to ensure a perfect night's rest. Although the castle sleeps 232 people, it's Great Hall can host 600 for a conference or 450 for a banquet event. 

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Live like Lord & Lady Grantham for a weekend at an ancestral Yorkshire castle, hosted by Lord and Lady Masham.

16 – 18 October 2015

Experience the genuine country house party weekend, reflecting those portrayed in Downton Abbey, which has taken place throughout the history of Swinton Park. Hosted by Lord and Lady Masham, whose family have owned the Swinton Estate since the 1860’s, the weekend is filled, in true traditional country house party style, with a variety of country pursuits and activities from which to choose. Worlds away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, yet only a couple of hours from London by train…

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The Celtic Castles Gift Voucher is the perfect gift for all occasions. Purchasing a voucher means you are providing the lucky recipient with the chance to stay at one of the many fantastic properties within Celtic Castles' portfolio on a date of their choosing.

There are two different types of vouchers sold by Celtic Castles, both of which are a versatile gift for your loved ones, or maybe even for yourself! The first is the Bed & Breakfast Voucher; priced at £150, this gives the recipient the opportunity to stay at one of 6 castles within Celtic Castles' portfolio on a bed & breakfast basis.

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As a nature and tranquillity lover, I chose to write today to my fellow nature and tranquillity enthusiasts, about an unusual castle, located in little-known Shropshire.

It is called The Citadel

The Citadel is owned by Sylvia and her husband, Beverley, who share a passion for providing an excellent service and atmosphere to all those who come through the castle's door.

Although the castle is a major attraction all by itself, it is the castle's surroundings that make The Citadel such a special place.

There are many National Trust areas and beautiful gardens to visit, and these are within easy reach of The Citadel.

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Easter is a great opportunity to get together with family and friends and welcome in Spring, or an excellent time to treat yourself to a short break away.

Here are a few suggestions to cater for a wide range of circumstances:

A Self-Catering Break in Cumbria

Brackenhill Tower is located in the once 'debatable lands' between England and Scotland, just six miles from Gretna Green and 10 miles from Carlisle. The tower sleeps a maximum of 10 guests and available for a 7 night stay, arriving Good Friday, 3 April for 7 nights for just £1750. 

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Ballyportry Castle, 15th century Gaelic Tower House, located near to The Burren in Ireland has two weeks' remaining availability this summer.

Soon to be featured in the April 2015 edition of Conde Nast Traveller Magazine, Ballyportry is a highly sought-after location for those looking for an authentic castle holiday destination.

Sleeping up to 8 guests in 6 bedrooms (with two bathrooms with showers as well as a guest bathroom at the ground floor entrance), Ballyportry Castle is available for exclusive-hire on a self-catering (vacation-rental) basis, meaning that you can be king or queen of your very own castle, with complete flexibility of when/what you eat!

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Eastnor Castle, located in Herefordshire, England, has won one of the prestigious 2015 Hudson’s Heritage Awards, which were announced on Tuesday 3 March 2015. Eastnor Castle scooped the award in the 'Best Accommodation' category. Established in 2011, the awards are an independently judged annual national scheme, open to historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites and celebrate the very best visitor experience. 

Dan Snow, historian and broadcaster, presented the awards at Goldsmiths Hall in London, with around 100 guests, including owners and managers of the winning entries.

Eastnor has 12 magnificent bedrooms, which are available for groups who are hosting private parties, corporate events and weddings in the castle. The judges were particularly impressed with the attention to detail and the fact that Eastnor has risen to the challenge of refurbishing a listed building by squeezing bathrooms into obsolete linen cupboards and disguising the lift! The addition of such lavish bedrooms has significantly increased the appeal of the house, particularly for weddings. 

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The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, is a much sought after location as the backdrop for hosting special events, such as weddings. We have a selection of castle properties in and around the Edinburgh region and each offers something different for your 'Big Day'. 

Carberry tower

Located just 10 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre and yet nestled in a 35 acre estate, the property provides the very best of what a city location and countryside setting can offer. 

Dalhousie Castle

Just 7 miles outside of Edinburgh City, Dalhousie Castle offers a traditional Scottish wedding with optional piper, plus the unique option of owl ring delivery during your ceremony!

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Looking for a venue for your corporate event?

Look no further than Coombe Abbey, a four star country house hotel, nestling within the UK’s historical heartland of Warwickshire. 

The abbey boasts 119 rooms and is truly a unique and stunning venue for conferences and events.

When arranging a venue for corporate events, location is key to ensure your delegates can get there easily. The abbey is conveniently located a few miles from the M1 and M6, close to major business cities, such as Birmingham and historical towns, such as Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Although close to transport networks, the abbey has the luxury of being set in 500 acres of parkland, overlooking formal gardens and a tranquil lake, a perfect contrast to the usual office environment!

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If you're just like me and like to spend your time cycling as part of your holiday, then here are my top 5 suggestions for castles where you can indulge in a bit of cycling whilst experiencing a castle stay!

Aikwood Tower

Just 40 minutes' drive from Glentress Forest, one of Scotland's highest quality trail centres. Who doesn't want to spend their nights in a luxurious sixteenth century Scottish castle and their days hitting the 73km of trails Glentress has to offer?

The Citadel

 A 50 minute drive from Llandegla, a trail centre that has routes throughout the 650 hectare forest.

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