Cairngorms, Highlands Scotland
We are inspired by our beautiful surroundings, deep in the Scottish Highlands. Each of our bedrooms showcase panoramic views of the spectacular landscape, while the verdant countryside is home to a wide variety of wildlife, from Golden Eagle and Osprey to Red Deer Stag and Pine Martin, as well as an abundance of wild flowers, plants and trees.
Ashford Castle was founded by the Anglo-Norman de Burgo family following their defeat of the native O'Connors of Connaught. The de Burgos built several such castles throughout the province, but Ashford in Ireland remained the principal stronghold.
This 800-year-old castle is truly remarkable, a grand, historic structure with national significance. The former home of the Guinness family, it has hosted countless notables over the years, including The Prince of Wales (who later became King George V) and President Ronald Reagan. Red Carnation’s impeccable five-year restoration, drawing on local experts and artisans, has reaffirmed Ashford Castle’s status as one of the most prestigious hotels in Europe – a true celebration of past, present and future.
A favourite welcome drink on arrival, fresh-cut bouquets in the suites, candlelit turndowns, personalised gifts, complimentary use of our ‘wellies’... these all create a cosseting experience that make guests feel truly valued.
Led by General Manager Niall Rochford, with over 30 years of service, every member is empowered to make a difference, offering exceptionally considerate attention to detail, and our warm, Irish welcome is world-famous.
Enjoy unequalled luxury and service in our Staterooms.
Elegant and exceptional, each Suite is named after our most famous past guests, from Senator Kennedy to President Reagan.
Our private hideaway boathouse serves as the ultimate romantic retreat, and pays homage to the heritage of the estate.