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Estate Walks & Cycles

Where Nature Meets Luxury

Part of Dromoland Castle’s magic is its magnificent estate. Standing sentinel over 450-acres, the fairy tale stronghold is a joy to behold from its surrounding lands, especially when these grounds hold their own secrets and thrills.

Pathways criss-cross the rolling land, meandering through woodlands, around the lake and beyond the fairways. Perhaps you wish to start your day with a morning jog. Maybe you’d like an invigorating afternoon walk or romantic after-dinner stroll. Or how about a fast-paced cycle through the woods astride one of our complementary guest bicycles.

Discover our new dawn to dusk nature trails, weaving around our magical estate and allowing guests to experience first-hand the wonderful wildlife that roam our lands. You may end up sharing your walks with our estate deer (over 500 of them!), badgers, squirrels and pheasants, who call our estate home.

A castle this grand deserves enchanting gardens and ours don’t disappoint. Based on designs by Andre Le Notre, who planned the Gardens at Versailles, you’ll find unexpected features at every turn, from the picture-perfect lily pond and sundial, to our beautiful walled garden and dramatic yew tree gallery that dates back to 1740. But wait until you discover the estate’s Temple of Mercury, a hilltop memorial that holds a fascinating secret…

A walking map of the estate is available at reception.

Bicycles are complementary for hotel guests’ use. Additional bikes can be arranged at a cost of €35 per bike.

If you are short on time, why not explore our estate by golf buggy, which can be rented for an hour for €40.