Castle Leslie Estate in Glaslough, County Monaghan, Ireland
Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes, Castle Leslie Estate is one of the last great Irish estates still in the hands of its founding family. The Leslie Family arrived in Ireland in the 16th Century and bought the Estate at that time. Today, this castle hotel in Ireland is led and managed by Sammy Leslie and governed by a Family Trust. The family considers itself to be guardians of the land and their overwhelming desire is to protect the Estate for future generations.
Located in Glaslough, County Monaghan, and considered to be one of the finest Castle Hotels Ireland has to offer, Castle Leslie Estate is just 80 minutes from Dublin and 60 minutes from Belfast. Following extensive restoration over the past decade, the Estate has been all but transformed to its original glory. Today, this luxury hotel in Ireland boasts a variety of luxurious accommodations, culinary options and a diverse range of on and off-site activities. It is the perfect location for a romantic adult break, a family activity holiday or a business meeting or celebration.
Location of Castle Leslie Estate
Nearest Airport: DUB, BHD
Amenities for Castle Leslie Estate
- Bar & Lounge
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- In-Room Amenities
- Clay Bird Shooting
- Horseback Riding
- Children's Amenities
- Children's Programs
- Historic Sites
- Honeymoons & Romance
Reviews for Castle Leslie Estate
Fantastic stay, would definitely go again. Not quite 5 star in my opinion, but still worth the price tag. Pros: Our rooms were comfortable, quiet and the bathrooms are great. Staff were very friendly and professional. The castle and grounds are world class. A long walk through the woods and we didn't pass another soul. Afternoon tea in the castle was a real treat. Guests are free to roam. Cons: Dining style and environment was a little dated, and could have done the local produce more justice with a better kitchen team, but it was still tasty. Reception / bar area where we stayed in the stables is a little uncomfortable and lacking in character, and feels more like a garden centre cafe compared to the rest of the estate, particularly the castle itself which is exceptional.
Gavinf03 - Dublin, Ireland
Lovely holiday at Castle Leslie, first class from time we booked in till we checked out. Accommodation, food and employees outstanding! Many thanks for a very pleasant holiday and for making us feel so welcome.
Arrived Thursday 1/617 our 1st night was to be at the Lodge. We were met at reception by a lovely young lady "Natasha " who was so helpful, instantly felt at home and comfortable after our flight from the UK and journey from Dublin. We were shown to our room which had a regency feel with a modern touch, so comfortable and with all the added touches and requirements, tea making facilities, iron & ironing board etc. Breakfast included a full range of continental to the full cooked Irish as well as a vegetarian choice. The service was impeccable and the staff delightful. 2nd night we were in the Castle, again it was stunning, the breathtaking scenery and the sense of history it was a weekend of bliss. Just to add the wedding we attended was superb. This truly is a glorious place. Well done to all the staff you made our visit!
Torino03 - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
I've always wanted to stay in a Castle! Maybe I still believe I was always supposed to be a princess and it seemed fitting my name was Leslie and it was called Castle Leslie. What a lovely and beautiful place! If you can, stay in the main Castle and don't bother with the lodge. Although the restaurants and spa is at the lodge, it's an entirely different experience. There are only a handful of rooms in the Castle, so you have to book early and arrive early since rooms are first come first choice. I had my hopes on the red room, but ended up with the mauve room, which was my second choice. What a lovely room, very charming details, spacious and wonderful view of the lake property. We spent 3 nights and it was the perfect amount of time. There was a billboard room, libraries, and plenty of sitting areas throughout the property to escape. It felt very private. Great place to relax and take a romantic walk on around the property and lake. There are a couple of restaurants on property just a short 10 minute walk from the Castle to the lodge, but you can have them drive you there in their BMW or Range Rover. Very good options for lunch and dinner. Breakfast is included usually in the Castle and it's in a beautiful sun room facing the lake with full service options. It was a great way to start the day. You can also walk into town which is about a 10-15 walk from the Castle. There are some pubs, chocolate shop, small pizza place (not always open) and antique shops. Very small, but a nice way to spend a couple hours in the afternoon. I had the pleasure of getting a massage at the spa and it was very pleasant. The massage was relaxing, but skip the mani/pedi - it was not that good. There was a hot tub outdoors, but didn't utilize it. I would want to experience stays at other Castles in the future, but I would definitely come back to visit if I can.
Leslie G - Phoenix, Arizona
We stayed at one of the village houses as part of the 'Girls Weekend' packages. Slight negatives first: the kitchen was equipped minimally - it is kind of hard to cook breakfast for 6 ladies when there is only one frying pan, maybe we were only supposed to eat salat or something. What was also a bit annoying was that the entire time the Castle itself was booked for weddings which meant that we didn't have access to walking in the castle gardens and the big lake. We are planning to stay only if the Castle itself is available in the future. Now onto the things that make this place absolutely wonderful. The grounds are beyond beautiful, beautifully kept and just stunning. The Spa and more particularly its employees are AMAZING. I had the 'pleasure ground massage' and my beauty therapist was Grainne. Do yourself a favour and book a massage with Grainne, best massage I've ever had. All other ladies were also super happy with their beauty therapists but Grainne deserves a special shout out. The 6 course dinner at Snaffles restaurant was also very good. Slight overuse of foam by the chef, but overall a very good meal. The Gin selection is impressive and very good. Overall, the place is not only beautiful but the staff made it an extremely wonderful stay. From the older gentleman who drove us from the house to the Lodge when it was raining, to the Spa staff, the restaurant staff and all the front desk staff. Thank you, we will be back!
JFranziska - County Dublin, Ireland