Wilton Castle4.0 out of 5.0
Wilton Castle4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Just arrived back from a weekend staying at Wilton Castle. This place is fantastic, there are no other words to describe it. Location is good, just ten minutes from Enniscorthy. Rooms are very spacious and all the amenities you need. It’s spotlessly clean and comfortable. I can not fault it at all and hopefully I’ll be back some day. It’s great value for money. I highly recommend it.
Set out for the Southwest after arriving in Dublin for two nights from Los Angeles. Decided that the first leg of a totally unplanned 9 nights after Dublin should be relatively close to Dublin so I could get used to the driving here. Less than a 2 hour drive to Wilton Castle was perfect prior to continuing on to Kinsale, Kenmare, etc. What a great find! Sean and Freddy welcomed us as we arrived early, like around 1pm. Freddy is a herder dog, Sean is not. Sean is an owner of this Castle/hotel/dairy farm. The newer hotel/B&B is attached to the ruins of the 14th century castle which you can walk through. The rooms are large, clean and well furnished. Included is a kitchen which we didn’t use. Couldn’t ask for a nicer hosts! The scenery, adjacent river, ambiance, parade of cows all made for a enjoyable stay! If you are looking for wild nightlife, this is not for you. If you are looking for something extraordinary, this is it. We were there one night and two might have been OK also. Breakfast is included, but we aren’t breakfast people so I can’t comment on that. No food service here, so a trip to Enniscorthy which is about 15 min away has plenty of restaurant options. I strongly recommend this great place and chat with Sean who knows the history of the castle. In reading the one or two negative reviews ( of many great reviews) I can only conclude those people selected the wrong type of accommodation, or they are crazy. WiFI is slow and poor, but come on, look where you are!! Freddy is the star! As you enter the long single lane road into the property, he guides you in to the castle, running up ahead of your car, stopping, turning around to make eye contact, and then continuing to take you there. On the way out, same thing! A herder dog for sure.
Stayed in the Thorhill suite, this place was massive. Well appointed kitchen, en suite bedroom and two additional bedrooms with an additional bathroom. Everything about this experience was amazing. The host was also amazing, he actually cam e back up to our suite to tell us about a local Galiec game that was going on down the street. Since my son is a major rugby fan we could not have asked for a more amazing local experience. The shop in Bree was also helpful for food items and was reasonable priced. The highlight of the stay was the dog named Freddy. He's a herding dog and every time we drove past he herded our car, my kids looked forward to it every time. If you have the time stop here and stay it was well worth the narrow roads to get there.
This castle was absolutely amazing. We were a little late for our check-in, but called ahead and it worked out fine. We stayed in one of the suites and it was very comfy. The beds have been the comfiest on the trip so far. The morning views from the castle were amazing. We headed downstairs for a great breakfast and then was given a tour of the castle. The history behind the place was very interesting. If you love peace and quiet, but still an amazing place to stay, this is right for you. Tip: since this place isn’t an all inclusive with a restaurant, you can stop in town 10 minutes north of the place and grab some food to either cook up or take-out and eat at the castle, since the kitchen is very nice.
The suites were nice, we had 2 of the 4 booked. We had stayed at Waterford Castle (5 star) on a previous trip, and unfortunately it was booked a year in advance for a wedding. The girls wanted to spend a night in a castle so we did some research and found Wilton Castle. It is nice, and we were early for check in and were met by the cleaning guy, he let us put our stuff in the suites and then we headed to town (15 minute drive) to grab a bite and have a pint or 2. When we returned we let ourselves in because there is no check in desk, or anyone on sight during the off hours. There is no bar, no restaurant, and on our trip no internet. Apparently the line was hit by a tree and service was down. This is a great place to stay if you do not want to be disturbed or even have someone to ask questions as there is not a soul to be found after hours, you are on your own which we found to be a bit odd. We would not stay here again, we prefer hospitality and at least meeting someone to officially "check in". Oh ...also no breakfast. We just left our keys in the door in the morning and left without seeing anyone...strange!
We stayed two nights in the two bedroom Alcock Suite with our young family (including baby). Really unusual, but exceptionally comfortable, accommodation. The living / dining room was enormous, with four huge dual aspect windows with unbeatable views, and both a fireplace and separate wood burner. The huge kitchen had two ovens and everything else you could possibly need. There are French doors opening out to a terrace at the back of the house, and from there you have access to the grounds below. At the end of the hall opposite the kitchen you have an exit directly into the ruins of the castle. Like I mentioned, unusual, but our four year old daughter was just in heaven. Both bedrooms were beautifully furnished with large, very comfortable, beds. As a result over the two nights we had four extra hours sleep than we normally get at home at the best of times, which is priceless when you have two young kids who like to get up before 6am. The grounds are perfectly maintained, with a working farm next door (again, the daughter was in heaven). There is a lovely little walk down by the river with lots of little quiet spots around the ruins where the girls could explore and play. Sean and David were really helpful and friendly, but at the same time completely unassuming and respectful of our privacy. They were happy to give you the low-down on the history of the house without forcing it on you. Sean mentioned that you can rent out the entire place for events. This would be a really special venue for a small wedding event. However, it is also a great place for a family to have a few days away from it all. Wilton Castle deserves all of its glowing reviews.
Stayed here in the middle of January. We had the Butle suite and it was lovely. The owner met us when we arrived and showed us around the apartment. We got food in and made meals ourselves. There is wifi and found it good, the signal did drop sometimes but overall it was okay. Would definitely recommend Wilton Castle for a few nights away. The castle is out of Enniscorthy so would recommend having a car!
Was lucky enough to stay here recently with a group of friends. Wasn’t sure what to expect but we knew we were in for a treat from the moment we arrived as the first views of this castle are just breathtaking . The spectacular building has been restored to the highest standard with the greatest attention to every detail. Each bedroom suite is as fabulous as the next and the beds are super comfy. We arrived well prepared with all our provisions and after dining at the large banquet table, we were soon relaxing in luxurious comfort by the log burning fire with candles illuminating the brick exposed walls. Pure bliss. Would love to return for a longer stay - couldn’t recommend highly enough.
Our group of 10 friends hired the entire Castle this weekend not realizing what a treat laid ahead of us. It excelled all our expectations. Unlike most websites, the Wilton Castle site shows exactly what to expect and more. All the accommodation is 5 star luxury, bedrooms & bathrooms finished to the highest standards, as are the common areas. We opted to eat in, as we didn't want to waste any precious time there. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, with one double oven, a single oven, micro-wave, large fridge freezer, dish washer & fully kitted with all the utensils, glassware, tableware, cooking equipment you could possibly need. Also, a nice bonus to have a well stocked larder with all the everyday condiments, not usually offered in self catering accommodation. Our group sat around the banquet table for hours in front of a wood burning stove, and retired to the end of the room to another log burning fire, lounging on deep, cosy, couches until the early hours. We had a ball. We would highly recommend a visit to anyone to stay in Wilton Castle. We will definitely be back, but for a longer stay next time. Thanks to Sean & David for being such wonderful hosts. Joanne Smyth
I stayed in the castle at the weekend with a group of 12 friends. We were already really excited about the trip but when we arrived at the castle we were blown away. The building is amazing and the interior decor is a lovely mix of old exposed brick with modern finishes. We had a brilliant weekend and would definitely love to go back again.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
Wilton Castle places you within a 10-minute drive of Enniscorthy Golf Club and National 1798 Centre. This 4-room, 4-star castle welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and dry cleaning/laundry services.
For your convenience, breakfast is served for a fee each morning.
A TV comes with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi.
Wilton Castle features free WiFi in public areas and a picnic area. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Dry cleaning/laundry services make packing light an option. This smoke-free castle also has wedding services.
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