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Wilton Castle

Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Wilton Castle is a luxury 13th-century castle hotel and self-catering holiday let, set amidst the rolling hills of County Wexford, just two hours south-west of Dublin.


The castle has four self-contained apartments, each varying in size, individually-styled and furnished, with its own sitting room and fully-equipped kitchen. These can be booked individually or the entire castle can be booked for up to 16 guests.


Situated on the banks of the Boro River, which rises at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains in the heart of County Wexford, Wilton Castle is surrounded by open parkland and quiet wooded countryside. A part of the local landscape since 1247, when the first fortified tower was built on the land, this beautiful castle with its soaring chimney stacks and turreted towers has been restored from a ruin by local farmer Sean Windsor and is now available to rent and stay in once again.

Bedrooms

The four self-contained suites at Wilton Castle are spacious apartments, individually styled and furnished, each with their own sitting room, fully-equipped kitchens and views of the stunning surroundings.



The Butler Suite (sleeps 2)

A one-bedroom apartment on the first floor, sleeping up to two adults. Often used as the bridal suite, a curved staircase leads up to a bathroom in the castle's tower!

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The Furlong Suite (sleeps 2)

A one-bedroom apartment on the ground floor, sleeping up to two adults. An original exposed stone feature wall and a beautiful wet room really add to this room!

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The Alcock Suite (sleeps 4)

A two-bedroom apartment on the ground floor, sleeping up to four adults. This room, with patio doors leading out onto the terrace, is wheelchair-accessible, with grab rails in the bathroom.

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The Thornhill Suite (sleeps 6)

A three-bedroom apartment on the first floor, sleeping up to six adults. This room is perfect for families or groups of friends.

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Exclusive Use

Make your way down the driveway, through the estate and up to your very own the castle, turrets and all!


Wilton Castle can be hired exclusively on a self-catering basis for up to 16 overnight guests; perfect for summer getaways, birthday celebrations, intimate weddings, and so much more, all at an incredible price point!


The castle is extremely popular, especially throughout the summer months, so be sure to enquire early!


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Weddings

After a loving restoration, Wilton Castle is now the perfect venue for your special day. Imagine making your way down the driveway through the estate and up to the castle, turrets and all...?


With space for up to 100 guests in the banqueting hall, Wilton Castle can cater to anything from an intimate wedding to the grandest of ceremonies and occasions.


Accommodation in the castle is divided into separate suites. The upstairs one-bedroom Butler Suite lends itself beautifully to a bridal suite, with its tower bathroom and delicate furnishings. The remaining suites can be used for guest accommodation.


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History

Originally the home of William De Dene, a tower has stood on this land since at least 1247. A number of families, after which each of the castle's suites are named, called Wilton 'home' over the course of the next four hundred years before it fell into the hands of the Alcock family.



After more than two centuries under their watch, Wilton Castle was burnt to the ground by arsonists in 1923 following a number of turbulent years in the Irish Civil War.

An excerpt from The Irish Times, 7 March 1923, reads...
"Wilton Castle, the residence of Captain P.C. Alcock, about three miles from Enniscorthy, was burned by armed men on Monday night. Nothing remains of the beautiful building but smoke-begrimed, roofless walls, broken windows, and a heap of smouldering debris"

Renovations of the castle began in 2003, after more than 80 years left to ruin, and were spearheaded by the current owner, Sean Windsor. More than a decade later, in 2014, the castle opened its doors to the public once more, offering guests the chance to stay at this luxury Irish bed & breakfast venue.

Leisure

Two hours south of Dublin and one hour north-east of Waterford, Wilton Castle is at the heart of County Wexford, a particularly picturesque part of Ireland, and the perfect destination for a relaxing getaway in the south-east of Ireland. 


Places of interest within a short distance of Wilton Castle include:

Irish National Heritage Park, 12 miles
The Twin Churches, 13 miles
Wexford Town, 16 miles
Irish Agricultural Museum, 16 miles
Curracloe Beach, 17 miles
Colclough Walled Garden, 22 miles
Tintern Abbey, 23 miles
Slade Castle, 30 miles

Prices

Individual rooms at Wilton Castle can be booked online.


If you would like to ask any questions, or book the entire castle, please don't hesitate to get in touch .


Exclusive UsePrice per night
15 May - 14 Oct, Christmas & New Year€1,000 - €1,200
15 Oct - 22 Dec€950 - €1,000

The rates detailed above are per night, for exclusive hire of Wilton Castle on a self-catered basis for 2019 stays (contact us for 2020 rates).

Location

Wilton Castle sits two hours south of Ireland's capital of Dublin, one hour north-east of Waterford and just 20 minutes west of Wexford, a historic town founded by the Vikings in approximately 800 AD.


Easy access to a variety of cities in this region makes Wilton a popular choice with guests touring around Ireland, often their first stop before heading west.


Wexford Railway Station, 21 kilometres
Waterford Airport, 70 kilometres
Dublin Airport, 151 kilometres
Cork, 172 kilometres