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.
An exceptional experience awaits families - you will receive the VIP treatment from the moment you arrive. Expect a warm Irish welcome from our wonderful team and our resident Irish Wolfhounds, followed by a welcome gift for children, personalised cookies and home-made apple juice.
Night times are just as special as the day at Ashford Castle with fluffy bathrobes and slippers to envelop guests in cosy comfort, and delicious homemade cookies personalised with the children's names. Our beautiful Deluxe Queen Family Rooms offer enough space for the whole family, with two Queen size beds and a cosy relaxation area, and our interconnecting rooms allow total flexibility.
With 350 acres of Irish Estate to explore, there are plenty of hidden adventures just waiting to be discovered. Find the secret folly tower, dubbed 'Rapunzel's Castle', complete all the activities to earn the 'Wolfhounds' Badge, and ask us about the secret map to the fairy paths. Our estate boasts many exhilarating activities, from Ireland’s first and finest falconry school, to horse-riding, zip-wiring, tree-climbing and kayaking.
At Ashford Castle we make meal times fun! We understand that sometimes eating in a restaurant with little ones can be a challenge, so we do our utmost to accommodate the needs of the whole family, from adaptable seating to special cutlery and thoughtfully designed children’s menus. If your children have a favourite dish that isn’t on the menu, please let us know and we’ll be glad to provide this wherever possible. Our American diner Stanley's is also a firm favourite with our youngest guests.