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Access to the grounds
Please be advised that Ashford Castle is for hotel residents only. As we are a fully operational hotel we do not offer tours of the castle.
Please note you can certainly walk the grounds on the days that it is open to the public, there is an entrance fee of € 5.00 per child and € 10.00 per adult payable directly at the front gate on arrival, this will give you access to the gardens only. We recommend calling the hotel to ensure the grounds are open to avoid disappointed on arrival. Please see the estate rules for more information.
Car hire recommendations
The easiest way to get to Ashford Castle is by car and you’ll certainly want to drive around the wonderful landscapes surrounding the hotel. We recommend the following rental companies:
Chauffeur driven transfers
Chauffeured car journeys available to all major Irish airports. Prices below are based on a maximum of two passengers.
Ashford Castle to:
Dublin Airport €400.00
Shannon Airport €260.00
Knock Airport €150.00
Galway City Centre €150.00
Touring €150.00 (minimum of four hours required and €50.00 per person thereafter up to a max of six people.)
Ashford Castles own Fáilte Ireland National tour guide is delighted to offer our guests chauffeur driven tours in luxury SUV vehicles.
Tailor made tours are available for both full and half day excursions.Visit Connemara National Park, featuring 2,957 hectares of mountains, bogs, heaths, grasslands and forests, or Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens, one of Ireland’s best loved and most iconic tourist attractions and home to the Benedictine nuns since 1920. The lunar landscape of the Burren and breath taking heights of the Cliffs of Moher will leave you in no doubt as to the dramatic splendor of the West Coast of Ireland and The Wild Atlantic Way.
In car facilities include:
- Air conditioning
- Heated seats
Contact: Ashford Castle Concierge + 353 (0) 94 954 5300