2018 is in full swing and already the particularly organised travellers have this year's holidays booked and are now looking towards next summer. For the most part we'd say you're safe to book your castle stay around six months in advance, however, there are a few Irish castles, in particular, that are already filling up for summer dates.

Ballyseede Castle

Nestled amongst a 30-acre woodland estate, this 16th-century castle offers a tranquil escape from the bustle of city life... but only to the select few wise enough to book well in advance! Ballyseede Castle is within easy reach of Tralee town, Kerry airport, seven magnificent golf links and eleven golf courses, Dingle peninsula, the Ring of Kerry, hill-climbing and many further amenities in this renowned part of the country, which is very popular with travellers.

Wilton Castle

A small boutique hotel that is popular with those exploring the east coast of Ireland, and rightly so...it  receives consistently brilliant feedback and has done so since joining Celtic Castles' portfolio last year.  Enjoy sumptuous suites and breathtaking views of rural Ireland.

Ballynahinch Castle

In the perfect location for lovers of all things outdoors, this 4-star castle hotel is nestled away on the west coast of Ireland. Spend the day exploring the estate's five kilometres of trails before enjoying a relaxing meal in the Owenmore Restaurant.