Gregans Castle Hotel
At Gregans Castle Hotel, legends of battling clans and romantic poets reappear in the thick mists of this luxurious hotel hidden in the heart of Ireland’s Burren. The views of Galway Bay gracefully sweep guests to a mysterious world where limestone mountains of the Burren unfold before heather-dappled glens, and roaring turf fires create timeless splendor. Rugged unspoiled beauty, rare wildflowers resting on the edge of jagged cliffs, and a favorite Irish tune sung nearby are what begins the finest and very warmest stay at Gregans Castle Hotel, an 18th-century country house set within the unusual landscape of Ireland’s Burren.
Known for its legendary Irish hospitality, the Gregans Castle Hotel ranks as a treasured gem among Irish hotels. This historic 18th-century mansion welcomes guests by scenic roads, and extraordinary views of Galway Bay and the Burren abound from this luxurious resort, showcasing the layered limestone hills with their hidden glens that are steeped in treasured heritage. Here, in this quiet landscape, Gregans Castle Hotel has served as a sanctuary for bird watchers, botanists, and Hollywood luminaries like Sharon Stone, Ewan McGregor, and Kathy Bates.
Decades of careful restoration continue to reflect what the original occupants may have only envisioned: a landmark country house that remains true to its enduring legacy. With endless accolades – 2010 Supreme Winner of The Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Award for Excellence and The Georgina Campbell 2010 Country House of The Year Award – the historic Gregans Castle Hotel continues to capture guests’ imaginations.
Gregans Castle Hotel, a charter member of Historic Hotels Worldwide since 2011, dates back to the 18th century.
Historic fun fact: Writers J.R. Tolkein and C.S. Lewis often visited then owner Frank Martyn and stayed at Gregans Castle during the 1950s and it is believed that The Burren was part inspiration for the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The Enlightenment, 1701 ~ 1769
At Gregans Castle Hotel, legends of battling clans and romantic poets reappear in the thick mists of this luxurious hotel hidden in the heart of Ireland’s Burren.
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