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In this big wide world, there are castles. Many of them. And then there are Castles. Around the globe, it's not uncommon for hotels to label themselves as castles without being truly deserving of the word. Ashford Castle is not one of these hotels: this imposing property is as castle-like as it gets, from the sweeping manicured lawns, to the authentic suit of armor greeting guests in the foyer, to the turreted towers. But cascading over all this grandeur is a sense of the warmest Irish hospitality one will ever know.


An exceptional new rail experience is taking shape in Ireland. Launching in August 2016, the Belmond family will offer the first ever luxury touring train in the Emerald Isle, lifting travel there to dazzling new heights. The magnificent yet intimate Belmond Grand Hibernian will feature just 20 en-suite cabins, with design inspired by Dublin’s classic Georgian architecture, evoking the golden age of travel in the style of its legendary sisters, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and the Belmond Royal Scotsman. Taking its name from the classical Latin word for Ireland—Hiberia—the Belmond Grand Hibernian recalls the ancient isle’s romance and culture. Itinerary options include ....



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www.travelbyentree.com is a blog by the peripatetic editors of ENTREE Travel Newsletter (www.entreenews.com), one of the country’s most respected sources of travel news for the discriminating globe-trotter. The blog celebrates the joy (and sometimes the pain) of travel. We pride ourselves on our careful research. We sleep in the beds and eat the food we report on. We cannot be bought. We are family-owned and we expect excellence when we travel. We will not tolerate poor service or mediocre treatment. Please follow us and write with your memorable travel experiences, good and bad.

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