Find out exactly how an award-winning hotel is run, plus all you need to know about our wonderful staff, insider tips and the very latest news

 
Historical Holidays
Historical holidays with Red Carnation Hotels

A medieval Irish castle and a Guernsey hotel that endured the German occupation during the Second World War are among our top stays for history lovers.

05th September 2019

Pastry Chef
Pastry chef Paula Stakelum on the perfect dessert

We interview Ashford Castle's award-winning Executive Head Pastry Chef.

30th August 2019

Ashford Castle Gifts
The 7 most coveted Ashford Castle gifts

Find out where to shop handmade and artisanal souvenirs, including Mrs Tea's Boutique and Bakery.

13th August 2019

Micro Wedding
The rise of the micro wedding

We explore the increasingly popular wedding trend.

05th August 2019

Be A Sommelier
What does it take to be a sommelier?

We introduce some of our most acclaimed connoisseurs.

29th July 2019

Candle History
From 1488 to today: Rathbornes’ candle history

We meet one of Mrs Tea's exceptional suppliers and hear the brand's captivating story.

 

26th July 2019

Beautiful Wedding Locations
Our most beautiful wedding locations

Spectacular scenery and immaculate service abounds at Red Carnation Hotels' most picturesque wedding locations.

19th July 2019

Bar Experience
Incredible bar experiences at Red Carnation Hotels

From year-round tasting sessions to exclusive pop-ups, discover what our most exceptional bars have to offer.

 

08th July 2019

Nature Getaways
Amazing nature getaways with Red Carnation Hotels

We divulge our most captivating breaks for naturalists.

04th July 2019

Tips For Travelling Alone
The solo adventurer’s tips for travelling alone

We explore how best enjoy a journey of self exploration and the benefits of going it alone.

03rd July 2019

Summer Weekend Breaks
Summer weekend breaks in the UK and Ireland

The best summer weekend breaks to take with Red Carnation Hotels in the UK and Ireland.

03rd June 2019

The Wild Atlantic Way
Exploring the Wild Atlantic Way

A famous Irish driving route that spans 1500 miles, explore some of the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way whilst staying at Ashford Castle.

03rd May 2019

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