Markree Castle

County Sligo, Ireland

It is hard to imagine a destination with more romance, character and elegance than Markree Castle. This historic Irish castle venue is nestled in the stunning North West of Ireland in County Sligo on the route of the world famous Wild Atlantic Way. Markree Castle, with its relaxed atmosphere, picture-perfect 500-acre grounds and luxury accommodation, provides the ideal location for that truly unforgettable getaway you have always dreamed of.

A fairy-tale pairing of elegance and exemplary service, Markree Castle has been lovingly and extensively renovated to the highest standard by the renowned Irish hotelier family, the Corscaddens. It reopened in March 2017 and is now taking reservations for overnight stays as well as exclusive hire so you also have the opportunity to be King or Queen of your very own castle.

The extensive renovations ensure both the comfort of guests and the future of the castle. At every stage of the process, it was ensured the character and history of Markree Castle was protected, with furniture and original features reclaimed and rebuilt. The considered redecoration and modernisation have allowed Markree Castle to reclaim its position as one of the finest historic homes and luxury wedding and events venues in Ireland.

A stunning range of luxury guest accommodation is available at Markree Castle. The 31 en-suite castle bedrooms are the epitome of luxury to ensure you end your day in decadent comfort and style. Our guest bedrooms have been finished to the highest standards in luxury hotel accommodation, boasting all the modern amenities of a quality hotel but in a stunning 17th Century authentic Irish Castle. Each room in Markree Castle has been designed to take advantage of the wonderful and unique layout of the castle. The most popular bedroom for our guests is undoubtedly the castle’s Maude Gonne Suite, which is much more than just a suite. This is a three-room apartment located in the oldest part of the castle, down flag-stoned corridors, with a cosy open fire and in-room bar to make your stay at Markree Castle even more magical.

Wander through the castle, enjoying the blazing fire in the Grand Hall, period features and furnishings, and the breath-taking inter-linked dining rooms creating that authentic, old-world charm to instantly transport you back in time. The 500-acre grounds are also all yours to explore with mature trees, meticulously manicured gardens, and even the River Unshin flowing through the castle estate.
We had the most incredible wedding day at Markree Castle, it is a beautiful venue and we couldn't recommend it more. The food is amazing and there are so many options to chose from it really caters to all tastes.
Elaine & John - November 2022

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