Charismatic Irish castle set in 1,000 rolling acres
Charismatic, fun and mildly eccentric, Castle Leslie is set within a rolling 1,000 acre estate. As well as the Hunting Lodge you’ll also find a riding school, cottages and dozens of diversions.
- A blue blooded setting for bedding down.
- Everything you'd expect of a grand estate.
- Outdoor activities galore.
Hit the Spot
75 km from Dublin in grassy Glasnough.
There's an Equestrian centre, a cookery school and a pamper-grade spa – so plenty to do.
Good to know
Definitely not for lovers of bland and boring – Castle Leslie oozes period personality.
ClosedOpen all year
ParkingThere is free guest parking.
AirportDublin – 90 minutes
TrainArmagh station – 25 minutes
ChildrenWelcome aged 13 and over.
LocationCastle Leslie Estate, Glaslough, County Monaghan, Ireland
Rooms and suites
35 rooms, two suites
Guestrooms in the Lodge are chic, country house boutique. All are decorated in keeping with the building's period features and designed with comfort in mind.
For a taste of grandeur, try one of the Master rooms – royals have slumbered in the Mauve room, and in the impossibly grand four-poster Red room.
Eat & Drink
There's a choice of dining spots here offering different culinary experiences. You can enjoy a late breakfast, a lingering lunch, a picnic on a boat in the lake, afternoon tea by the fire, champagne or canapés on the terrace. Afterwards, it may be a game of billiards, cheese and port in the drawing room or a bevvy or two in the bar.
Generally served as late as you like.
See & Do
There's no need to even leave the estate here: go horse riding in a thousand acres of parkland and rolling hills, pike fishing on the lake or walking in the woods. Sign up at the Equestrian Centre and get going on your steed – you'll find 300 jumps here to test out your skills, from knee-highs to knee-tremblers. There are 21 miles of bridle paths and a mile-long, all-weather gallop.
Stroll through acre after pretty acre before settling down for a champagne picnic. Cook up a storm in the cookery school, play golf not far away or curl up with a book. And if you simply want to chill, you can’t go far wrong with the Victorian Spa where pampering is the order of the day.
Castle Leslie's organic Victorian Spa offers a galaxy of pampering and therapeutic treatments using 100% organic skincare products. Bring your partner and spend the day trying out the hot tubs, hydrotherapy bath and Victorian steam boxes. From Fire and Ice facials and aromatherapy to a range of men-only treatments, this is the place to pamper.