One Night Ashford Castle Celebrating 800 Years of Hospitality for Two -
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Your royal adventure begins when you enter through the grand stone gates of this remarkable 800-year-old castle and discover delicious cuisine, passionate service, a wealth of estate activities and a state-of-the-art spa. As Ireland's top hotel destination and former home of the Guinness family, generous hospitality awaits. In 1951, the film director John Ford came to the west of Ireland to film The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. The grounds of the castle, as well as nearby Cong, formed the backdrop for much of the action in the film which ended up winning 2 Oscars. The tradition of Afternoon Tea has been wonderfully preserved at Ashford Castle since 1868. The Afternoon Tea menu offers guests a wide selection of specialty teas, delicate finger sandwiches, warm freshly baked scones with lashings of cream and home-made jam. It's the perfect way to spend a leisurely afternoon with friends. The expansive 350-acre Ashford Estate lends itself perfectly to a range of activities, from country classic pastimes such as horse riding, fishing, falconry and shooting, to more modern activities such as golf, cycling, ziplining, off-road driving and kayaking. So whether you are the active type or prefer to relax and soak up the scenery, you are spoiled for choice at Ashford Castle.