Guests indulge themselves at one of the most sought-after luxury castles in Ireland.
Castle Leslie Estate, one of the top luxury castle hotels in Ireland, is a sumptuous destination for the discriminating traveler. Located in Glaslough, County Monaghan, it has long been a private escape for distinguished ambassadors, poets, and celebrity guests such as Bono, Mick Jagger, and Paul McCartney. For equestrians with a penchant for an aristocratic experience and unlimited riding options, Castle Leslie is nothing short of paradise.
Recently revitalized, Castle Leslie has become an ultimate equestrian destination. The 1,000-acre property maintains two stables, full-service equestrian facilities, and an indoor arena.
More than 300 cross-country jumps are scattered over the estate, and 21 miles of bridleways meander across the landscape, offering a gorgeous backdrop for a vigorous ride or an easy day of hacking.
If you prefer a more structured equestrian vacation, there are three- and five-day instruction packages. Lessons are available for beginners, pleasure riders, and those looking to improve their skills in show jumping, cross country, and dressage. A less demanding and charming way to explore the property is by carriage.
For those fortunate enough, Sir John Leslie, a descendant of the original family, which dates back to the 1660s, may join you and share a bit of his colorful lore about the estate.
Flickering with welcoming candles, the castle includes 20 rooms, each tastefully appointed with antiques, family heirlooms, and walls graced with period sketches and paintings. Cozy up to your private fireplace or next to a window overlooking the lakes and manicured gardens. Each room has an intriguing back-story and is worth investigating.
The Old Stable Mews embody an authentic equestrian flavor. Available in three-, four-, or five-bedroom configurations, they are the perfect choice for groups and families.
The Lodge, adjacent to the equestrian center, includes 29 rooms with a mix of traditional and modern décor. There you may meet some of the locals who come to the Lodge to enjoy a delicious meal served with flair at Snaffles Restaurant or share a pint of hearty Irish Stout and traditional country fare with friends at Conor’s Bar.
Time to unwind? Be sure to partake of a soothing treatment at the castle’s full-service spa or hone your culinary skills at the on-site cookery school.
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