Dromoland Castle – County Clare, Ireland (Prices & Photos)
Often referred to as the “hotel of dreams,” Dromoland Castle Hotel dates all the way back to the 5th century, though it was transformed into a hotel just a little over a half-century ago. This upscale, ultra-luxurious hotel offers the chance to live like royalty as the ancestral home of one of the few true Irish royals – direct descendants of Brian Boru, High King of Ireland from 1002 to 1014. The moment you and your new spouse step onto the meticulously-groomed 375-acre estate, you’ll feel like royalty yourself. The façade and towers, added in the 1830s, are reminiscent of knights and dragoons, while rooms feature elegant touches throughout. In addition to 5-star accommodations, guests will find a wealth of fresh, locally sourced produce and an extensive array of dining options, as well as a spa, golf course, award-winning falconry school and the opportunities for fun activities like horse riding, fishing, clay shooting and archery.