Travel back in time and experience regal decadence at the Ballygally Castle Hotel
If youve looked into travelling in and around Ireland then chances are youve heard of the Ballygally castle Hotel; also known as a popular must stay spot for intrepid off beat travelers looking to explore the countries beautiful Antrim coastal region. The castle is located in Larne, an area steeped in natural beauty and home to a number of tourist attractions that includes the scenic Slemish Mountains and Glenarm Castle to name just a few. The Ballygally castle has a long history; it was originally built back in 1625 by a wealth Scottish couple who immigrated to Ireland, then after surviving a civil war was passed down to William Shaw the last squire of Ballygally. After becoming a coastguard station the building was then subsequently bought up by a textile millionaire and transformed into the hotel that you see today.
Though much of the interior and exterior of the Ballygally Hotel retains its original charming character it has been carefully refurbished into a modern yet elegant accommodation with plush inviting furnishings, intricately designed wooden fittings, original antique furniture and plenty of convenient home comforts. Guests can choose from 44 different rooms all decorated to fit the character of the buildings space and feel; these include the classic single/double, the executive single/double and the junior suite. If youre up for a more adventurous stay then why not inquire about the availability of the Ghost Room situated in one of the castles turrets and believed to be haunted by the late Lady Isabella. Aside from having some sunning views of the bay each room comes complete with a variety of amenities, such as a large color television with full cable channels, pay per view movies, a clock radio, weekday newspapers, extra towels/linen, an IDD telephone, WIFI access and room service.
Due to its unique location and style the Ballygally Castle Hotel has long been a choice venue for weddings and business outings. Almost any event can be catered for, as the hotel boasts a selection of large conference rooms and special all inclusive packages designed specifically for the individual; or why not rent the whole castle out for the week?
In terms of food and beverage at the Ballygally Hotel there are several options available for both casual and formal dining. The Garden Restaurant serves guests lunch and dinner through out the week offering a range of delicious seasonal dishes that use only the best quality local produce giving each dish a rich unique flavor. From 12:30pm on a Sunday the River Room is where all he guests meet to feast on a sumptuous traditional weekend roast while enjoying some unforgettable views over the bay, which on a clear day allows you to see as far away as Scotland. If you prefer a light snack over a couple of drinks than the hotels Bar and Lounge can provide you with a cozy atmosphere to enjoy a quiet meal. Finally for groups of guests wanting to arrange a private meal the Medieval Dungeon or Atmospheric Room 1625 may offer everyone a more interesting evening of good food, drink and conversation.