Travel Blogs from Dingle
... and rugged looking hillsides, with bright emerald green bushes and grasses. I didn't think Ireland could get greener but I was wrong. Hydrangeas and fuchsias grow like weeds. There make hedges and grow as taller than Chris and as wide as a car! I've never seen anything like it! Just outside of Dingle, we take a detour to a ruined tower, Minard Castle, to have our picnic lunch. Minard Castle, what's left of it, rests atop a small rise beside a rocky ...
... to go slow - to rest, recover and to refocus.
We tour the Dingle Peninsula that offers the most breathtaking seascapes bounded by sheer and rugged cliffs with green farming land criss-crossed with ancient stone walls.
It is heavily rural with narrow winding roads edged with masses of greenery, red flowering fuchsias and ...
... a pint of Bulmer's and Dave had a pint of Harp, Brit stuck with her usual drink of choice...7-up. Once the music started we were highly disappointed, it sounded more like a German polka band that trad Irish. We finished our drinks as fast as we could and headed out. Two doors down we heard just what we were looking for and popped in, grabbed seats and drinks and enjoyed our evening immensely. Brittany and I especially enjoyed watching Dave get hit ...
... few acres so did not have to rely on the landowner to decide their fate. Judging from the number of sheep in this area I can probably safely say they had some of those as well!The Dingle cemetery plots date from the late 50’s… 1950’s. When I asked about earlier graveyards I was told that there was a famine grave yard next to the old hospital but they weren’t aware of others. Of course, in speaking with them I ...
... ordered her first Guiness and she enjoyed it. More power to her. I can’t enjoy a regular lager let alone Guiness. We were there when the music started at about 9:30. When the guitar player was setting up I was skeptical because he looked like a homeless guy. The fiddle player arrived a few minutes late and he joined in for the second song. Looks can be deceiving. They were very good at playing and singing. We stayed only until 10:00 as I was tired. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Castlewood House Dingle
Well worth the money
At first we felt that the price may be a bit steep, but after staying at the castlewood it seemed a bargain.. beautiful house, clean/spotless, large clean rooms and bathrooms, amazing breakfast, warm and attentive service (brillaint hosts), central location, stunning surroundings... i have no complaints and would recommend this to anyone wanting a guaranteed comfortable stay.
We stayed here in late June for two nights and did not want to leave. Helen and Brian were charming and attentive hosts. The rooms are gorgeous - thoughtfully and tastefully appointed, with comfortable beds and luxury linens. We felt like we were on our honeymoon again. Breakfasts were outstanding. Great location too - close to town - 5 minute walk - but far enough so that it is peacefully quiet at night. We were extremely lucky with the weather - 70 degrees and sunny - but Dingle and Castlewood House would be a welcome retreat even in gloomy weather. Highly recommended and we will be back next year!!
Perfect views, huge, modern rooms, super friendly staff. One of the highlights of our 2 week trip to Ireland. Breakfast was fantastic too ! I can't believe that there is anywhere better in Dingle. View from the room (think it was room 10) attached.
We had 2 rooms at the newly opened Castlewood GuestHouse, Next door to Heatons, A truly amazing place. Excellent Service, and the best Irish Breakfast EVER!!! The breakfast menu is out of this world, and quite frankly its worth staying just for that.
Bedrooms are immaculate, jacuzzi baths, power showers, huge rooms with magnificent views of the harbour, truly stunning.... wanted to stay for ever.
We had a fabulous time at Castlewood House in Dingle. This upmarket B&B is located overlooking Dingle Bay and it's only a five minute walk into the centre of town. The rooms are beautifully furnished with whirlpool baths. Helen gave us a very warm welcome. It has only been open for three months and they are obviously very proud of the hotel they have created; their enthusiasm is infectious! The breakfasts are great - porridge with Baileys or Irish Mist! You've got to try it once (it's perhaps too much for breakfast). Comfortable lounge area. Great for playing Scrabble or reading. Highly recommended. It deserves to be successful.
Loved this B&B
Stayed 1 night in this B and B. It is much pricier than most but definitely worth it! The rooms are all furnished differently in a very attractive way. It is a short walk into town. Dingle is such fun, lots of great restaurants and loads of pubs with live entertainment.
Breakfast was delicious, fantastic black and white pudding! The only complaint I would have is that ther service at b'fast was very slow.
I would definitely stay here again!
We spent two nights at the beautiful Castlewood House in July 2005. We felt immediately at home. A large "family" room accomodated ourselves and our two teenagers more than comfortably. The bathroom was first class with jetted tub and separate shower, marble vanity top with vessel sink, lovely fixtures and great towels. The suite was professionally decorated with beautiful, quality furniture and comfortable beds.
Wonderful Luxury B&B
We stayed one night at the Castlewood House, and wish we could have stayed longer. Staff was very helpful, and went out of the way to make your stay great. Breakfast was a real treat - made to order omelettes and specials, in addition to the normal B&B fare. Luxury linens and lots of little extras. Great location with free parking.
My fiancé and I stayed at the Castlewood House, in June 2005. Originally, we were due to stay at this hotel in May, but our booking had been booked for the wrong day and when we arrived it was full. I can't compliment how this was handled! Brian, the owner, made some calls to other guesthouses in Dingle to find us alternative accommodation, and gave us a complementary 2 nights stay, to be taken at our leisure.
Loved the new Castlewood House!
Castlewood House is a new inn on the Dingle Bay. Great location walk to town. Beautiful room and baths and the common areas are gorgeous! Great breakfast and great hosts! We hope we can go back soon. We loved it!!!