Bellingham Castle is an elegant and spacious 17th Century Irish Castle, offering exclusive, luxury accommodation in Ireland’s North East. The castle is located just 11 kilometres from the bustling town of Dundalk, and is less than 1 hour from Dublin and Belfast via the M1 Motorway. Located in the heart of the small, medieval village of Castlebellingham in County Louth, and approached via a private, tree-flanked driveway, Bellingham Castle is the centrepiece of a 17 acre estate. The tone for your stay is set, as you pass through the entrance to Bellingham Castle, via a beautiful stone tower and gate lodge, built by Sir Henry Bellingham in 1880, followed by a long avenue flanked by tall broadleafs. Set on the banks of the River Glyde, the estate includes a weir and man-made river island with footbridges, mature trees and formal lawns and gardens. The formal drawing rooms, cozy library, bars and elegant Bute Suite are ideal for finding a few quiet and relaxing moments, while all guestrooms are rich in history, style and comfort.
All of the luxury castle bedrooms are individually designed and, depending on which you room you’re in, you’ll be able to see the River Glyde, our formal gardens, our fountain, or the nearby church steeples surrounded by mature, indigenous broad-leaves. Some of the larger castle bedrooms feature free-standing baths in the bedrooms for the ultimate in luxury and decadence.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Flat Screen TV
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Free WiFi is available in The Napper Tandy Room, The Library, The Oratory, The Chapel Bar and The Dining Room.
Bellingham Castle only offers B&B accommodation from Sunday through Thursday each week.
Lunch & Dinner services are not available at the castle on these days, but B&B guests can relax with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits in The Napper Tandy Rooms or The Library. The Castle also offers a full bar service at all times.
Your stay does include a Full Irish Breakfast, which is served in the Castle’s Dining Room, overlooking the Estate’s wonderful gardens.
A ‘Full Irish Breakfast’ typically consists of bacon (rashers!), sausages, black & white pudding, eggs, toast, tea or coffee. A selection of cereals, fruit & juices are also available to those who may not wish to start their day with too much salty meat!
On The Map: Dundalk is located just off the M1 motorway between Dublin & Belfast. The town is close to the border with Northern Ireland and equidistant from both Dublin and Belfast.
Dundalk, County Louth, enjoys a great location, strategically located approximately midway between the two largest cities in the island of Ireland, Belfast and Dublin. The town’s name, which was historically written as Dundalgan, has associations with the mythical warrior Cú Chulainn. The town’s crest reads ‘Mé do rug Cú Chulainn Cróga’ meaning ‘I gave birth to brave Cú Chulainn’. The Dundalk area has been inhabited since at least 3500 BC, in the Neolithic period. In 1169 the Normans arrived in Ireland and set about conquering large areas. By 1185 a Norman nobleman named Bertram de Verdun erected a manor house at Castletown Mount and subsequently obtained the town’s charter in 1189. The modern town of Dundalk largely owes its form to Lord Limerick (James Hamilton, later 1st Earl of Clanbrassil) in the 17th century. He commissioned the construction of streets leading to the town centre; his ideas came from many visits to Europe. In addition to the demolition of the old walls and castles, he had new roads laid out eastwards of the principal streets.