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Huntington Castle

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Coastal30457465544 wrote a review Sep. 1
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Good guided tour, plenty of history and interesting artefacts. Gardens are also lovely. Basement of the castle for me was a bit weird, you'll see what I mean!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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michaelvanturnhout wrote a review Aug. 2020
Dublin, Ireland133 contributions42 helpful votes
An amazing driveway leads to the old castle, to which a rambling house has been added. There are lots of peacocks and chickens walking around in the courtyard. It has an attractive garden and a cafe for somes coffees and cake. The house is actually not huge, and is very eccentric. The guide is a descendent of the family who orignally build the castle! She gave a great and colourful story of the house and the family.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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SparklyDiamond wrote a review Aug. 2020
73 contributions7 helpful votes
Well worth a visit. Fantastic wild playground. Interesting architecture. You'd never expect to find a castle like this in a little Carlow village. The grapes in the greenhouse were amazing.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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John B wrote a review Aug. 2020
Saggart, Ireland9 contributions4 helpful votes
The only word that describes our stay in Huntington Castle is “Magical”! It is like a living museum filled with objects of beauty and history. Alex, Claire and their lovely family are the custodians of Huntington and our stay exceeded our expectations in terms of comfort and hospitality. If you are looking for an alternative to a purely commercial venture - this is for you. Alex’s younger brother Harry couldn’t have been more charming - Thank you and we will be back. Grace & John
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Adi.B wrote a review Aug. 2020
Dublin, Ireland28 contributions7 helpful votes
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We have just spent Two Nights staying at the Gate Cottage at Huntington Castle+in a word “Wow”!! Our only regret was that We couldn’t stay longer. From the moment We arrived Alex couldn’t have been a more Welcoming Host! Turning in from the little village street of Clonegal is like stepping back in Time to some magical place! With the Castle standing strong at the end of a long Avenue of trees the cottage is on The right, surrounded by roses+all sorts of beautifully scented flowers. It has been completely renovated but very tastefully+sympathetically+every comfort is considered! The major plus for Us was the private walled courtyard complete with outdoor dining table+chairs+even the glorious Irish Summer was on Our side, ie it didn’t rain!! The Castle itself is absolutely fascinating+a guided tour is a must! The beautifully quaint tea rooms (where the staff are so friendly+helpful) are set in the courtyard of the Castle+serve the most delicious coffee+cakes! They also sell candles,speciality sweet treats,kiddies toys etc. And all of this to be had while the resident peacocks,chickens+hens wander around, it really is idyllic!! The Gardens are a true escape+the 500+year old Yew Avenue is a sight to behold!! There is also a playground for Younger Children, there seems to be nothing The Family hasn’t thought of to make Huntington a Wonderful place to visit or stay!! I could go on+on, but suffice to say We are absolutely thrilled to have found this hidden gem+will most definitely return!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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