Like many of Ireland’s extraordinary historic buildings, Castleknock Castle has a colourful and fascinating history, linked with the changing fortunes of Dublin and the families who controlled it. Located to the north-west of the city centre, the area around Castleknock Castle is home to a wide variety of hotels including country clubs, B&Bs, lodges and guesthouses.
In order to properly appreciate Castleknock Castle, you need to understand its turbulent history. Founded by Norman Knight Hugh Tyrrel to defend the strategically important Esker, the castle was the final rallying point for the armed forces of Rory O’Conner, the last High King Of Ireland.
Castleknock Castle was captured by Robert the Bruce in the 14th Century and played a major part during several bloody battles in the English Civil War before falling into a state of ruin.
Accommodation Near Castleknock Castle
If you want to find out more about this fascinating building and the other historic structures in the area, there is a good selection of hotels close to Castleknock Castle to choose from. Ranging from luxurious country spas to affordable two and three star hotels, the variety of rooms on offer makes it easy to find accommodation that suits your needs perfectly.
For holidaymakers planning to travel regularly into Dublin city centre, the hotels close to local transport hubs are most convenient, whereas visitors who want to explore the countryside outside of Dublin should choose a room close to the area’s fast road links.
The Best Hotels for Shopping in Dublin
As well as providing easy access to Castleknock Castle and several other historic buildings in the area, the hotels close to the castle are ideal for shoppers coming to the capital. With both the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre and the Blanchardstown Centre within easy reach, visitors staying in hotels close to Castleknock Castle will be able to indulge their love of retail throughout their visit to the Irish capital.
Alternatively, Grafton Street, the city’s main shopping boulevard in Dublin’s city centre, boasts a wealth of high street names, boutiques and independent retailers.
Where to Stay for a Historic Break in Dublin
With fantastic historic attractions spread throughout the city centre and surrounding area, almost all hotels in Dublin will be near an attraction or two. If you want to see a lot of sights in one go, the hotels in the city centre are ideal as they are within walking distance of most of the city’s famous attractions.
However, as Dublin boasts fast and efficient transport links, holidaymakers staying at hotels near Castleknock Castle will find it easy to travel into the city centre to explore ancient buildings and sights.
Enjoy Castleknock Castle
A fantastic introduction to Irish history, Castleknock Castle makes a great day trip for holidaymakers staying in the Irish capital.
Explore the extensive choice of hotels close to the attraction today to find your perfect room and book your break to Ireland.