SITTING ON A THOUSAND-ACRE site in Co Monaghan is Castle Leslie Estate , one of the last Irish estates still owned by its founding family.
The Leslie family has lived on the estate since 1665, and today the estate also serves as a breathtakingly luxurious hotel, with a wide variety of accommodation and dining options -writes thejournal.ie.
We’re giving one lucky reader of TheJournal.ie the chance to escape somewhere truly special, with a €500 voucher for Castle Leslie Estate .
Former Beatle Paul McCartney famously married Heather Mills at Castle Leslie Estate back in 2002, in front of 300 family, friends and fellow celebrities.
The Blue Room at Castle Leslie Estate. Source: Castle Leslie
Other notable guests to have stayed in the castle’s surrounds include Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, Prince Arthur, Prince Pierre of Monaco and even WB Yeats.
From the period splendour of the castle accommodation to the restored 29-bedroom lodge, there’s plenty by way of accommodation, plus sumptuous breakfasts, afternoon tea, AA Rosette-winning food at Snaffles Restaurant, and casual food with great Guinness at Conor’s Bar.
Warming up in Castle Leslie's library. Source: Castle Leslie
While staying there, guests can avail of pike fishing, a private cinema, walking trails, kayaking, clay pigeon shooting, falconry, equestrian activities, spa treatments, hot air balloon rides and more.
What’s more, the estate is just 60 minutes from Belfast and 80 minutes from Dublin
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