Looking for a venue for a special birthday celebration? Why not consider hiring a castle exclusively for you and your special group of family and friends?

Amongst our portfolio of castle properties here at Celtic Castles, we have a selection of castles which can be booked on an exclusive hire basis; this means that you have the place to yourselves for the duration of your stay, with complete flexibility to come and go and do as you please.

Many of our exclusive hire properties are available on a self-catering (vacation-rental) basis, allowing you full run of the castle's kitchen to prepare foods to your own liking. This is a particularly favoured option of my family...we tend to organise the week, or however long we are staying, 'Come Dine With Me' style, with different people cooking up a culinary delight each evening. But beware: this can get very competitive!

Typically self-catering properties will have links with local chefs, so if you would like to be pampered for the evening of the special birthday celebration itself, a chef can be hired in for the occasion, to cook up a feast for you all...and also take care of the washing-up!

Where to stay?

Castle Law

Ballyportry Castle

Lismore Castle


Castles available to book through Celtic Castles