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Standing high on the slopes of the Holywood Hills, overlooking Belfast Lough and the County Antrim Coastline, is the magnificent Culloden Estate and Spa, the most prestigious luxury five star hotel in Northern Ireland. Originally built as an official palace for the Bishops of Down, the Culloden stands in 12 acres of beautiful secluded gardens and woodland. Palatial surroundings, exquisite decor, fine antiques and exceptional service combine to give the Culloden Estate and Spa a unique air of elegance.

A recent renovation programme has ensured that the Culloden Estate and Spa remains one of the top hotels in Ireland. Following the impressive bedroom, spa and restaurant refurbishments the Culloden continues to attract guests from around the world and pick up prestigious accolades, most recently being named Luxury Hotel of the Year at this year’s Irish Hotel Awards and highly commended at the first ever Georgina Campbell Breakfast Awards in the Best 5-Star Hotel category

With all its tranquil opulence you could be forgiven for thinking the Culloden is a rural retreat, however, this beautiful property has the added advantage of being just 10 minutes from Belfast City centre and is conveniently located to many of Northern Ireland’s major visitor attractions.

Guests at the hotel can also enjoy an extensive range of dining and socialising options. A sumptuous Afternoon tea in the Drawing Room, Fine Dining in the Mitre Restaurant or relax by the fire in the cosy Cultra Inn.

Bright, spacious and individually decorated, each of the 98 bedrooms and suites in the Culloden Estate and Spa is comfortable and inviting. Our rooms are furnished with a King Koil ‘Cloud Bed’ and luxurious bed-linen to ensure a good night’s sleep. After a restful night, guests can wake up to wonderful views over the hotel gardens and down towards Belfast Lough.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • Premium bedding 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms –  
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

Mitre Restaurant 

The Mitre Restaurant is one of the finest restaurants in Northern Ireland, run by leading chef, Paul McKnight. With breathtaking views across Belfast Lough, it serves modern Irish Cuisine using only the finest and freshest local ingredients.

The décor is gothic grandeur, the food gourmet chic, while waiters ensure your glass never runs empty.

The Cultra Inn 

Enjoy the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere as you sit by the log fire, take in the stunning views and enjoy a drink or delicious meal with friends.

Located in the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Culloden Estate and Spa the Cultra Inn is one of County Down’s finest bars and restaurants. The team at the Cultra Inn takes pride in their wholesome and exciting menu. Using only the freshest locally sourced ingredients, they create memorable dishes that showcase the best of local seasonal produce. 

The Crozier Lounge

The newest addition to Culloden Estate and Spa is the perfect location for guests to relax in luxurious surroundings.

By day guests can sit by the fire and enjoy scones, morning coffee, our cake of the day or sample the delicious lounge food. By evening the Crozier transforms into a pre and post dinner area for guests to enjoy some exquisite cocktails, premium wines and a range of fabulous gins.

On the Map: Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, is located in the northeastern corner of the country in County Antrim. Belfast is well served by a network of good roads, including the M1 motorway from Dublin City.

Approximately one third of the population of Northern Ireland – about half a million people – live in Belfast. It’s setting is very attractive, nestling in a semicircle of hills, where the River Langan enters Belfast Lough. The city got it’s name from Beile Feirst  “the mouth of the sandy ford” – and was founded in 1177 when the Anglo-Normans built a castle here. It began to really expand in the 17th century with the development of the local linen and shipbuilding industries (the Titanic was built here).  Sights to see in Belfast City, the Belfast City Hall, built of Portland stone in Classical Renaissance style, dominates the city center.  The Linen Hall Library, founded in 1788 is an absolute delight, a cultural centre with exhibitions, a Theater & Performing Arts Archive and a Genealogy and Heraldry collection. Away from the city center you have the Ulster Museum in the Botanic Gardens, near Queens University which has miles of galleries and exhibitions. This lively and friendly city, with historic buildings standing side-by-side with modern creations is a delight not to be missed.

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