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Castle Leslie Estate

County Monaghan, Ireland

1,000 acre estate, 80 minutes from Dublin, 60 minutes from Belfast…a million miles from anywhere. Nestled in undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodland and glittering lakes, Castle Leslie Estate in Monaghan is one of the last great Irish Castle estates still in the hands of its founding family. Whether you’d like a spa escape, equestrian adventure, or gourmet dining break, or a magical setting for unique weddings, Castle Leslie Estate is the perfect destination. 


Since the 1660s, the distinguished and somewhat individual Leslie family have lived on the Castle Estate welcoming everyone from politicians to poets, ambassadors to ufologists. Over the last two decades, following significant investment and a major restoration programme, 

their home has been made one of the finest luxury hotels Ireland has to offer.

For a fascinating (and abridged!) account of their 1000 year history, we invite you to read this brochure.

Hotel Rooms at the Castle

With its authentic interiors and old-style hospitality, the Castle exudes old world grandeur and offers complete respite from the world. It is filled with beautiful furniture, antiques and heirlooms. It has twenty one original and uniquely decorated bedrooms and bathrooms. From romantic boudoirs designed with relaxation and privacy in mind to more flamboyant bedrooms decorated with rich deep colours, there’s a room and a view to suit every taste.

Each bathroom is also unique and features include the first plumbed bath in Ireland, a throne toilet and a complete bathroom hidden away in a doll’s house.

Hotel Rooms at the Lodge

The Lodge, with its 50 bedrooms has been lovingly restored and imaginatively decorated retaining its period features and original character. Buzzing with activity, there’s always something going on at the Lodge. It is adjacent to the Equestrian Centre – ideal for those who wish to explore the grounds on horseback. It also houses the organic Victorian Treatment Rooms – the perfect place to luxuriate in! 

Each bedroom has been decorated in keeping with the building’s period features and designed with comfort in mind. They are each beautifully furnished and generously proportioned rooms.


No matter where you eat on the Estate, you will enjoy the best of classic Irish cooking. Castle Leslie Estate sources regional and artisan foods locally and prepares and presents them with imagination and flair. Freshness is their by-word. 

Their Executive Chef at Castle Leslie Estate, combines years of Michelin experience and personal passion with some tried and tested delicious recipes of the past. Cleverly re-inventing the Castle Leslie Estate Cook Book – a compilation of dog-eared family recipes dating back for centuries – The Executive Chef has cleverly stamped a whole new meaning on the expression ‘old meets new’. He and his team cater for all guests’ needs with style and a smile! 

Their daily-baked breads and scones and homemade preserves are enough to tempt any guest at Castle Leslie Estate. Enjoy an Afternoon Tea, a gourmet dinner at the Snaffles 2AA Rosette Restaurant, casual dining in Conor’s Bar & Lounge or private dining – the choice is yours!

Nature, Sports and Activities

During your stay, wander the 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, filled with majestic woodlands and lakes. There are many attractions to see; from the Equestrian Centre and working farm, to the unique flora and fauna and historical sites. These include building ruins, a Gothic Lodge, Walled Garden originating from 1850, the Pinetum, St. Salvator’s Church and an Integrated Wetlands project. There is a host of outdoor activities to avail of at Castle Leslie Estate including:

Walking, Horse Riding, Falconry, Clay Target Shooting, Archery, Picnics, Fishing, Boating and Horse Drawn Carriage rides. For more details please check the website.

Activities beyond the estate include Quad Biking, Pottery, Zip lines, Kayaking, Swimming and plenty more!

Equestrian Centre

Castle Leslie Estate and its world class Equestrian Centre is located in County Monaghan. Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes, the Estate offers an idyllic setting for exploring the beautiful Irish countryside on horseback. It welcomes riders of all age groups, as long as you’re over seven! Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre offers expert tuition, gentle hacks and exhilarating cross-country rides.

Spa - The Victorian Treatment Rooms

Castle Leslie Estate’s aim is to make your visit to the Victorian Treatment Rooms an unforgettable experience for all the right reasons. After consultations with their highly trained therapists, they will tailor each treatment exclusively for your needs. This encompases mind, body and spirit to leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed and at peace with yourself. For details, please check the Treatment Menu on the website.


Castle Leslie Estate is the perfect, most breath-taking venue for your wedding celebration. A truly private rural escape, it is a magical setting for your very special day. It’s no wonder it’s referred to as “Europe’s Most Romantic Hotel”. The character and charm can only be felt, not described therefore they invite you to come and experience it for yourself and look forward to welcoming you to this Estate to sample their renowned hospitality. To arrange a private viewing, call now on +353-47-88100 or email


Choose between the majestic Castle setting, the more traditional Lodge facilities or the seclusion of the Old Stable Mews. Castle Leslie Estate caters for delegates from 2 to 280 and for gala dinner events of up to 260 guests in their Pavilion marquee at The Castle. They understand the importance of personal and efficient service. Their dedicated events team will coordinate your entire experience from start to finish. Their team is flexible, professional and helpful. They will take care of all the details so you can get on with your work. However unusual your ideas, they’ll do their best to realise your vision.

Sammy Leslie

Life, the way it’s supposed to be


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Castle Leslie Estate
County Monaghan

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