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Ballyseede Castle

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Rated from 2 to 5, Red Star ‘Inspectors’ Choice’ hotels are the best in Britain and Ireland within their particular banding.

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A picture-postcard castle with a long history

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At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Civil weddings
Outdoor parking

Located within minutes of Tralee, Ballyseede Castle is steeped in history dating back to 1590 and has been fought over, lived in and lovingly restored to a high standard which still pays homage to its ancient grandeur. The spacious bedrooms are elegantly decorated; some have four-poster beds and antique furnishings. There are gracious reception rooms with original ornamental cornices and marble fireplaces, a carved oak library, a cosy bar and a splendid banqueting hall. The castle stands in its own grounds at the end of a winding drive through formal gardens and natural woodland. All-day dining is available in the atmospheric Pappy's Bar, with more formal evening dining in the award-winning O'Connell Room. The Castle is popular for hosting wedding celebrations and other family events.

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  • En-suite rooms: 48
  • Family rooms: 4
  • Ground-floor rooms: 10
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Closed: January to 3 March


  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 180


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Babysitting service


  • Private fishing


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 220

Getting here

On N21 just after junction of N21/N22.

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