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!
Evan Evans provides unforgettable journeys and experiences to Britain’s most iconic locations. Relax in comfort as our captivating guides unravel the sights and stories of Britain.
As we are situated overlooking the Royal Mews, you are perfectly placed to explore the regal sights of Westminster. Visit the Queen’s home of Buckingham Palace and see the Changing of the Guard.
See Westminster Abbey, where coronations and royal weddings take place, and take in the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
Visit the England of the past with this fantastic tour through history. Starting with a visit to the imposing Warwick Castle, an impenetrable Mediaeval fortress, we then travel down the river to Stratford-upon-Avon, home to Shakespeare. After exploring the quaint streets of the Bard’s hometown, we move into the Cotswolds, one of the most beautiful rural areas in the world filled with stunning stone villages. Finally, we visit Oxford, the oldest university town in Britain and birthplace of countless scientific discoveries.
The Cotswolds are one of Britain’s rare gems, a stunning rural backdrop that have been used for the filming locations for countless movies and television programmes, including the global phenomenon of Downton Abbey. Start the day by visiting Blenheim Palace, the beautiful birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Next move on to the picturesque cotswold villages of Bibury, and Bourton-on-the-Water, regularly voted the most beautiful in England. Finally, visit Bampton, location of so many scenes from Downton Abbey.
Dive into the wizardly wonder of Harry Potter at Warner Bros.Studios and rediscover the magic that enraptured the world. Explore the iconic sets such as the Forbidden Forest and the Gryffindor common room, before entering into Dumbledore’s rooms and seeing the Golden Snitch and props from the Ministry of Magic.