Ever wanted to live like ancient Irish royalty? This Irish Airbnb castle is like nothing you've ever seen.
Irish castles are stunning sites where history and architectural majesty combine. This remarkable Airbnb listing gives you and eight friends the chance to sleep in an Irish castle, starting at a mere $181 per night for two guests, increasing up to $658 per night for 9 guests.
Tubbrid Castle in County Kilkenny is a unique 15th Century tower house, restored to its former glory by a father and son team. Here, original features meet modern luxury touches, and the unique castle offers the perfect jumping off point from which to explore the beautiful County Kilkenny and Ireland's Ancient East.
Nine guests can luxuriate in three bedrooms and avail of 2.5 bathrooms, free parking on premises, a deluxe kitchen, a roaring fireplace, central heating (rare for a castle!), and free WiFi.
What's the history behind this castle getaway? According to the listing:
In 942 AD, Muircheartach, King of modern-day Ulster, marched his army of 1000 Leather Cloaks south to avenge his allies, who had been attacked by Callaghan, King of Cashel. Muircheartach’s bard, Colmanach, recorded the journey in an epic poem, Circuit of Ireland, in which he praised the beauty of Osraí (now Kilkenny), and the hospitality of its people. At the edge of enemy territory and on the cusp of battle, Muircheartach’s army set up camp in Tubbrid, on a plain that a millennium later is still called Bán an Champa (the Field of the Encampment). The King himself is thought to have slept at the fort where Tubbrid Castle now stands. A thousand years later, the people of Kilkenny still pride ourselves on our warm hospitality and from the top floor bedroom of Tubbrid Castle you can survey Bán an Champa and enjoy lodgings befitting a king
In addition to allowing you to live like royalty, Tubbrid Castle is an ideal spot for exploring Ireland's Ancient East. Kilkenny City is a mere 20 minutes drive away, while; the Rock of Cashel is 30 minutes; Dublin, Cork, Limerick, and Kinsale are 90 minutes; Galway, the Burren, and the Cliffs of Moher are just over a two-hour drive.
The listing has an impressive number of five-star reviews, full of particular praise for the hosts and their warm hospitality.