Poshly appointed guest rooms include 83 in the original section of the castle that date back to the 13th and 17th centuries. They feature high ceilings, traditional four-poster beds, original fireplaces, and antique furniture. Some have clawfoot tubs. Rooms in the newer wing date to the late 1960s and are also quite nice. I can attest that corner room 316 has a commanding view of the bridge and river and a lovely soaking tub. Being in the center of this vast estate, as the castle is, makes for a deep quiet at night.
Built in the late 1800s in honor of a visit by the Prince of Wales (the future King George V of England), the Prince of Wales Cocktail Bar is perfect for an afternoon or pre-dinner cocktail. It is also the place to be a 6 p.m. on September 26 to raise a glass of Guinness in celebration of Arthur’s Day--the birthday of former owner Sir Arthur Guinness (all of Ireland does the same thing at this time). When the Dungeon Bar is open, it is a fine option and features evening entertainment.
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images and video c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers