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Exploring the Estate

AT DROMOLAND CASTLE

This luxury Castle Estate in Ireland is the perfect location for exploring either on foot or by Bike. Dromoland has plenty of walks and pathways that offer varied and interesting routes. For the more energetic bikes are available for hire free of charge to all of our guests. 

Luxury destination resort Dromoland Castle doesn’t disappoint, with two public gardens, several working gardens, a landscaped natural gallery and lily pond, and carefully designed entrances to the castle. Each is unique, charming, and carefully tended by Head Gardener Dorothea Madden, creating what many students of landscaping art consider one of the finest displays of naturalistic gardening in Europe.  A favourite walk takes guests from the front door past a weeping ash, a yew hedge (a plant native to Ireland), and boxus, thence along the gallery to the pond with its cultivated water lilies, swamp cypress, and a lovely sundial. Lining the gallery, which dates to circa 1740, are 62 yew trees on each side and a beech, itself 26 feet wide and one of the oldest in all of Ireland. Also near the pond are several cedar Wellingtonia trees that are approximately 300 years old, and the estate proudly claims a monkey puzzle tree that is 150 to 200 years old.

The jewel in the crown for traditional garden lovers is the magnificent walled garden directly adjoining the terrace outside The Fig Tree Restaurant at the Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club, itself graced with flagstones and a pretty arbor. Indeed that’s a delightful vantage point from which to view the garden, but the formal entrance actually lies at the foot of a path leading from the castle itself.

Please contact the hotel by calling +353 61 368144  or email sales@dromoland.ie