Spas in Ireland

Be a Spa Queen of the Castle

By , May 24, 2022

Embark on a fairytale spa break at some of Ireland’s most majestic castles. Step back in time and experience a world of history, character and opulence. Discover luxury accommodation, lavish gardens, cosy rooms with roaring fires and of course some first class wellness at the spa. 

Ireland is said to be home to some 30,000 castle buildings and ruins. Lucky for those with regal tastes as many of these historic buildings have been renovated into luxury hotels with some of the finest spa facilities around.

We have listed 5 castles in Ireland where you will find a spa fit for a Queen. 

Kilronan Castle

Co. Roscommon

Once the ancestral home to a royal family, Kilronan Castle is now a luxurious 4 star hotel and spa in Co. Roscommon. This magnificent gothic manor has the homely feel and mediaeval soul of a bygone era blended with a modern touch of luxury and comfort. Kilronan Castle is home to Douglas Hyde Restaurant where you will find a variety of mouthwatering menus using locally sourced produce. There are a number of onsite woodlands walks on the castle grounds where you can explore the idyllic surroundings.

Prepare to be treated like royalty at The Spa at Kilronan Castle. The Spa is home to hot and cold vitality pools, hydrotherapy showers, tropical rain showers, saunas, aroma light-therapy steam rooms and even your own private chill-out suite and Jacuzzi. They offer a large selection of treatments, including personalized individual spa treatments using Elemis skincare products.

Kilkea Castle

Co. Kildare

With a history dating back to 1180, Kilkea Castle is one of the oldest inhabited castles in Ireland. This majestic castle is set on 180 acres of wonderful woodland, gardens and golf course in Co. Kildare. Experience a fairytale break away in one of the luxurious Castle Bedrooms, Carriage Bedrooms, Self-Catering Lodges or Lodge Bedrooms.

After a day exploring the castle, put your crown down and take a visit to The Spa at Kilkea Castle. This royalty-worthy spa features steam and sauna cabins, experience showers, a pool, a beauty lounge and much more. The Spa at Kilkea features Elemis skincare brand and their dedicated therapists are happy to advise you on your ideal skin care solutions.

Dromoland Castle

Co. Clare

Enjoy a world of historic grandeur at Dromoland Castle in Co. Clare. Welcoming guests since the 16th century, each room at Dromoland Castle has been thoughtfully designed to meet with royal approval. There is so much to do and see on the grounds of the castle so why not make like a royal and schedule some archery, clay shooting or falconry.

If like a true queen you enjoy the finer things in life, a visit to The Spa at Dromoland Castle will be in order. Here you will find a sanctuary of serene escapism within 16th century castle walls with a team of skilled therapists that will help you surrender to the pleasures of their soothing and luxurious treatments. The Spa at Dromoland Castle comprises 6 luxurious treatment rooms, heated massage chairs and soothing music. Magical!

Lough Eske Castle

Co. Donegal

Dating back to the 1400’s, the 4 storey Lough Eske Castle is a great place to make your fairytale dreams come true in the hills of Donegal. The spacious and cosy guest rooms in this 5 star castle feature 4 poster beds, works of art and luxurious fabrics. Dining at Lough Eske Castle involves sampling produce harvested from the land, shore and sea of this stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Nestled on the water’s edge, CARA Organic Beauty Spa is located in the original Victorian Glass House in the castle gardens. The spa features four single treatment rooms and two couple suites, one pedicure/manicure suite and a thermal suite which includes a jet bath, steam sauna and luxury showers. With a wide range of facials, beauty treatments and body treatments on offer you are sure to be pampered like a queen at CARA Organic Beauty Spa.

Ashford Castle

Co. Mayo

Situated on a 350-acre estate in Co. Mayo is the 5 star Ashford Castle. Ashford Castle was built in 1228 by the Anglo–Norman de Burgo family and has a rich history.  This grand, historic structure has splendid interiors brimming with antique furniture, fine fabrics and unique features at every turn. The castle is home to 6 restaurants and 3 bars where you can sample fresh local produce from the West of Ireland. Ashford Castle also features 83 traditional rooms and suites, a 32-seat cinema and apparently some secret passageways.

Live it up like royalty at Ashford Castle’s state of the art spa. From seashell chandeliers to a relaxation pool housed in a new bronze conservatory, the interior of the spa is definitely suitable for a queen. Ashford Castle Spa also includes five treatment rooms, hammam, a steam room and an outdoor terrace with views over Lough Corrib. Your experience is enhanced by Spa partners Natura Bisse, Elemis Voya and Ashford Spa’s signature own Brand B Africa.

More spas to explore

If you know a queen who dreams of experiencing an enchanting castle escape in a fairytale Irish setting why not treat them to a spa break away in one of the castles listed above. We have narrowed down this list to just 5 spas in castles in Ireland but there are many other storybook-worthy spa getaways on offer. 

For those in search of the highest levels of service we’ve listed out all the 5 Star Spa Hotels in Ireland and for loved up couples do check out these romantic spa destinations guaranteed to make you fall in love with Irish spas.

Áine Timlin

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