Have you ever wanted a truly magical holiday experience without travelling too far? Well, now you can because Ashford Castle has been listed as one of the 25 best travel experiences in the world.
The luxury resort in Cong in Co. Mayo was included amongst the Chad Clark Certified 25, a list of travel experience compiled by tourism industry veteran and self-proclaimed “experience junkie”.
The list has been described as the first of its kind in the travel industry and has been compared to the Michelin Guide, which ranks the best restaurants around the world.
Travel experiences are continuing to grow in popular, with Ashford Castle’s fairytale experience being the only Irish entry.
According to Forbes, Clark spent much of last year analysing the nominees, with the final number “chosen on their own merits of how cool the experience actually is.”
Ashford Castle’s fairytale experience includes private chauffeur transfers from the airport, two nights in a Stateroom, afternoon tea in the Connaught Room, falconry, a private showing of The Quiet Man in the 32-seat cinema at the hotel, dinners in the Dungeon and George V restaurants, wine tasting and meeting the estate’s Irish Wolfhounds.