Markree Castle Hotel (4*) is one of the finest family run castle hotels in Ireland. Home of the Cooper family for more than 350 years it is now run as a small family hotel by Charles and Mary Cooper, 10th generation of the family to live at Markree. Set in a secluded 500 acre estate in County Sligo, peace and relaxation combined with good food, fine wine and old-world charm make a stay at Markree a step back in time.
The only castle hotel in Sligo, Markree is a truly unique hidden gem in the heart of Sligo. The rooms have the typical grandeur of a castle with high ceilings, wonderful views and atmospheric surroundings. The restaurant has also become well known for carefully-prepared meals of a high standard. Day activities, such as horse riding and golfing can be arranged.
Comfortable classic rooms are each individually furnished and decorated with hand made curtains and period furniture. Each room is different, but all have views over the formal gardens or the unspoiled wood and parkland and combine the best in modern comforts with old world charm. Each room is equipped with Ensuite bathroom, Tea & coffee making facilities, amazing countryside views, direct dial phone, luxurious goose down duvet (hollow fibre available on request), individually controlled heating, hairdryer, digital TV.
Experience a level of comfort above classic rooms and enhance your stay in one of the supremely comfortable superior bedrooms. With all of the facilities of the classic rooms but with added separate seating areas, more original features and enhanced comfort. Superior rooms allow you to make the most of your castle hotel experience, with each taking inspiration from one of Markree’s famous guests.
Experience a level of comfort above our classic rooms and enhance your stay in this Sligo hotel by booking one of our supremely comfortable superior bedrooms. With all of the facilities of our classic rooms but with added separate seating areas, more original features and enhanced comfort. Our superior rooms allow you to make the most of your castle hotel experience, with each taking inspiration from one of Markree’s famous guests. The Head Chef, Strandhill native, Dave Mullan his passion for food from source to table is reflected in the quality of his ingredients and innovative menus. Served in the opulent dining room at Markree Castle with it’s world famous Roccoco style plasterwork.
Markree is an ideal location from which to explore the Sligo. Markree Castle is a base from which to make drives and walks that take in the beauty of the Sligo landscape that inspired WB Yeats. From climbing up to Queen Maeve’s grave on the top of Knocknarea, to watching surfers from the comfort of a beach-front pub in Strandhill to a visit to historical Lissadell, hotel staff are happy to help you plan the particulars of your day trip. Horse riding is available on the estate and clay pigeon shooting and archery can be arranged in advance. Sligo is a mecca for golfers with no fewer than a dozen of Ireland’s top golf courses within easy reach of this Sligo hotel.
(Belfast, Donegal, Sligo, Dublin)
Stay in historical castles and manor houses as you are driven around Northern Ireland by a knowledgeable driver-guide to visit many of the gems of the country including the Giants Causeway, the cosmopolitan city of Belfast, picturesque Donegal and Sligo, stunning coastline and mountains and lakes and historical sites.
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