Located in County Clare, Ireland, just eight miles from Shannon Airport and only five and a half hours from the eastern seaboard, Dromoland Castle is the perfect honeymoon destination for any couple.
1. A Real Irish Castle. From the moment guests check in, they feel the hearty Irish welcome that begins their special time at Dromoland Castle. It is one of the most famous 16th-century baronial castles, created for Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland in the eleventh century, passed down through centuries of the O'Brien clan, and now transformed into a luxurious five star hotel. The resort offers two levels of accommodations to suit any budget between Dromoland Castle and The Inn at Dromoland.
2. Bridal Suite. Honeymooning couples may never want to leave their uber luxurious and sumptuous accommodations. A Presidential Suite, with a beautiful canopy bed, State Rooms and Deluxe Rooms are offered – all with special amenities that await honeymooning couples.
3. Romantic Meals. Couples can dine in a romantic candlelit setting in the Earl of Thomond Restaurant, where the chef combines a wealth of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients for gastronomic delights. Other restaurants at the resort offer a variety of dining options, from a casual pub atmosphere to an elegant repast amidst castle walls lined with portraits and regal furnishings. The staff is also delighted to prepare special picnic baskets for relaxing lunches on or off the property, complete with a chilled bottle of champagne.
4. Relaxing Spa. The Spa at Dromoland is a luxurious haven of calm and tranquility where romantic couples' massages, soothing wraps and Pevonia natural skincare treatments relax and revitalize both body and soul. Guests should inquire about the Honeymoon Spa Package, or just while away the hours in the year-round, gazebo-covered outdoor hydro spa.
5. Private Nooks. Dromoland Castle itself is nestled into 450 acres of lush green parkland with wonderfully private nooks and crannies. Couples can stroll in the colorful walled garden, take afternoon tea in the soft chairs of the gallery, enjoy a private pony and trap ride around the grounds or relax near one of the remote “follies” like the Temple of Mercury or the Hermit's Grotto.
6. On-Site Activities. At Dromoland Castle, there is always something to do, and hardly a reason to leave. Couples challenge each other on the 18-hole championship parkland golf course or take golfing lessons together, experience the power of a bird of prey up close at the School of Falconry's Hawk Walk, ride horseback, shoot clays or try their hands at fly fishing in the Dromoland Lough, stocked with trout, perch and other course fish. There are also many interesting trails for long dreamy walks that encourage couples to build their own castles in the air.
7. Interesting Day Trips. There are plenty of interesting ways to enjoy the nearby countryside as well, including visiting the acclaimed 15th-century Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, with its rollicking Medieval Banquet, and the quintessentially-Irish villages that dot the landscape. For natural beauty, the towering Cliffs of Moher–one of Ireland's top attractions–and The Burren, an area of tranquil valleys, majestic mountains and megalithic tombs and monuments older than Egypt's pyramids, are accessible for a day's outing.
Visit website: www.dromoland.ie