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The Millrace Hotel
The Millrace Hotel

Carrigduff, Bunclody

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3.8 out of 5 (109 reviews)

This family-friendly Bunclody hotel is located on a river, 0 mi (0 km) from Bunclody Golf Club, and within 6 mi (10 km) of …

£33
Riverside Park Hotel and Leisure Club
Riverside Park Hotel and Leisure Club

The Promenade, Enniscorthy Y21 T2F4

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4.5 out of 5 (140 reviews)

This family-friendly Enniscorthy hotel is located on a river, within a 10-minute walk of Wexford County Museum and National …

£55
Ashdown Park Hotel
Ashdown Park Hotel

Coach Road, Gorey

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4.3 out of 5 (26 reviews)

This family-friendly Gorey hotel is located in a rural location, within 2 mi (3 km) of Jumpstarts Adventure Park and Adventur …

£75
Marlfield House
Marlfield House

Courtown Road, Gorey

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4.9 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Located in the heart of Gorey, this historic hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Jumpstarts Adventure Park, Adventure Alley, and …

£164
Ballinahoun House
Ballinahoun House

Near Gorey, Kilmuckridge

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (17 reviews)

Situated in Kilmuckridge, this guesthouse is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Wells House & Gardens and within 9 mi (15 km) of …

£78
Mulvarra House
Mulvarra House

St. Mullin's, St. Mullins

3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Situated on the riverwalk, this bed & breakfast is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Carrigleade Golf Course and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from The …

£60
Arklow Bay Hotel
Arklow Bay Hotel

Sea Road 1, Arklow

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (76 reviews)

Situated in Arklow, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Bridgewater Shopping Centre and within 6 mi (10 km) of Woodenbridge …

£75
Maldron Hotel Wexford
Maldron Hotel Wexford

Ballindinas, Wexford

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (317 reviews)

This family-friendly Wexford hotel is located in the suburbs, within 2 mi (3 km) of Irish National Heritage Park and Wexfor …

£43
Hotel Kilkenny
Hotel Kilkenny

College Road, Kilkenny

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4.2 out of 5 (597 reviews)

This family-friendly Kilkenny hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Talbots Tower, Butler House, and St Mary's Cathedral. …

£64
Grove Farm House B&B
Grove Farm House B&B

Ballycocksuist, Inistioge

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (17 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Woodstock Estate and Woodstock House and Gardens. …

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Pocket Guide: Clonegall Huntington Castle Hotels

One of County Carlow’s most visited sites is Huntington Castle. Staying in a hotel in or around Carlow, whether a luxury four star or budget accommodation nearby gives visitors a great base to visit not only the castle but all the delights of the surrounding countryside, its farmlands and historic monuments.

The castle offers a wide range of attractions for visitors. One of the most popular is the guided tour of the castle. Originally built as a garrison in 1625 on the strategic route between Dublin and Wexford, it became a family home 50 years later after the army left. The fascinating tour of the building, which takes approximately half an hour, takes in all the additions of the house, as well as the basement which was converted to a temple dedicated to Isis, the Egyptian goddess.

The gardens at Huntington Castle date back to the 1680s. The imaginative formal layouts feature an Italian-style parterre garden, a French lime avenue, dating back to the creation of the gardens, and a 500-year-old yew walk. There are also many water features, such as the stew pond and ornamental lake. These features have recently been restored, along with the planting of 10,000 snowdrops, a new rose garden and management of its woodland to encourage bluebells.

One recent and welcome addition to the castle is the children’s woodland adventure play area and farm. Boris and Hamlet, the pot-bellied pigs, wander freely around the grounds of the castle, along with the chickens, sheep and cows in the castle’s surrounding fields.

In the playground, there are balance beams, monkey bars, swings and slides for all ages to enjoy. The farm was created in the late 19th Century as a model farm and continues as a working operation to this day. Elsewhere on this magnificent estate there is the 17th century barn theatre, believed to be the oldest in Ireland. It is a popular venue for many events, from evenings of music to weddings, christenings and other special occasions.

Near to the castle are both the world-famous Altamont Gardens and Newtownbarry Gardens. All these attractions are easily reached when booking a hotel online in or around Carlow.

Booking a hotel in the Carlow area will give easy access to not only Huntington Castle but the many other attractions nearby. All the accommodation in the area, from budget to three or four star, offers guests who book online comfort, excellent service and a range of meals on the menu, prepared with care and skill from fresh local ingredients. Carlow is one of the best places in Ireland to stay, well placed to visit so many of its delights.

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