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These are some of the most beautiful castles in the world: Ireland

These are some of the most beautiful castles in the world: Ireland

The destinations we are going to discuss today really make you feel like you’ve stepped out of your mundane life and out of the everyday world for a while and emerged into a realm where the time stands still for a blessed moment that you can pluck and take away with you everywhere you go; these are some of the most beautiful castles in the world.

Ireland is the green and magical country where, at least in the countryside, you are almost expecting a couple of elves to pass by and tip their pointed hats at you in greeting. Ireland is a wonderfully romantic place and one of an old and melancholy history. A hotel you really should take into account is an old wonderful castle in Lough Corrib is Ashford Castle. This castle was built in Medieval times and enhanced in the Victorian era. It was owned for a long while by the Guinness family. I know what you are thinking and you are right: it’s the same family that made the trademark Irish beer that bears their name.

The castle passed from Ernest Guinness to Noel Huggard who is 1939 turned it into a hotel. It still has this function and I bet it can top any list of lodgings for a honeymoon. King George V spent a vacation here with his wife and the castle. Oscar Wilde, John Lennon, Jon Kennedy and John Wayne are among the most famous guests of the place.

Another utterly impressive castle was built by the famous Norman warrior William Marshal and his wife Lady Isabel (the daughter of Strongbow) in 1195. This is the famous Kilkenny Castle. The square construction was majestic and guarded by four towers (three still standing today) and had both domestic and protection purposes.

The famous lovers also owned Castle Dunamase, another fort that had the purpose of defense, display and domestic. Today, it is abandoned, but it still shines majestically in the golden light of the sunset.

If you want to enjoy all this beauty, you can rent a car in Dublin and travel around the country.