Our expansive 350-acre estate lends itself perfectly to a selection of exhilarating activities and experiences.Discover more
For hundreds of years, the grounds of Ashford Castle have provided space for thrilling estate activities for its owners and their friends. Successive generations of the de Burgo, Bingham, Browne and Guinness families have created one of the finest sporting estates in all of Ireland, if not the world – which is proudly continued to this day.
The expansive 350-acre Ashford Estate lends itself perfectly to a range of activities, from country classic pastimes such as horse riding, fishing, falconry and shooting, to more modern activities such as golf, cycling and kayaking. So whether you are the active type or prefer to relax and soak up the scenery, you are spoilt for choice at Ashford Castle. Michael and Fiona, our dedicated Activities Coordinators, are on hand to advise, and even have two Go Pro cameras to capture all the action!
Enjoy perfectly mixed cocktails, delicious snacks, a Royal Afternoon Tea, exquisite dining in our English Grill or an authentic Indian tasting journey in our Curry Room. Discover a selection of extraordinary experiences, from sushi and sashimi in our intimate Leopard Bar to gin tasting in our striking New York Bar, with live music throughout the afternoon and evening.
Fine wine is an integral part of The Rubens experience, and our wine list is filled with fine vintages from around the world. Within it you will encounter a careful selection featuring the great names from the Old World – classic wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne – complemented by a wide range of wines from the New World, many of them offering outstanding value.
Foremost among these are the wines from the celebrated Bouchard Finlayson, our sister wine estate, makers of some of South Africa’s most distinguished wines. The Rubens at the Palace is proud to present a range of outstanding vintages from this prestigious marque.
Sit back and enjoy G&T macarons from our delicious “Royal Afternoon Tea” with views of The Royal Mews, the entrance used by the Royal family.Explore more