Ballynahinch Castle is a breathtakingly beautiful medieval castle, which today is considered one of the best 4 star luxury hotels in the romantic walls of a castle in Ireland. The unique combination of forests, rivers and picturesque scenery of the Ballynahinch Castle is located near the town of Recess in the Irish county of Galway.
By car the castle complex Balynahinch can be reached by road from the town of Recess. The name of the complex comes from an ancient Irish dialect and means, settlement on the island.
Ballynahinch Castle and its wonderful natural places extend over an area of 450 acres in the heart of the Connemara. The castle is located next to the eponymous river Balynahinch which is surrounded by picturesque mountain heights. The river is rich with the world-famous catch of salmon.
Today the Balynahinch castle is a wonderful place where one can combine a holiday in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere with your favorite hobbies. There are great opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, etc.
Ballynahinch Castle keeps alive the tradition of the local Irish for centuries. The castle was built in the 17th century as the official home of the Martyn family. As a first class hotel castle Ballynahinch has been operating since 1946.
Today most of the rooms of the castle have been turned into pleasant comfortable rooms for visitors who can appreciate the first-class service, the romantic and historic atmosphere and inspiring natural scenery of Ballynahinch. Each of the forty bedrooms of the castle has its own bathroom and is decorated to the highest standards, criteria of comfort and convenience. Visitors and guests may choose between luxurious bedrooms and riverside apartments.
The exquisite suites overlooking the river Baliynahinch have two bedrooms, which is where you will find the great views. The service and culinary delicacies offered at the restaurant of the castle Ballynahinch are able to satisfy the most discerning guests. Easy access to the Atlantic, as well as rivers in the region is a prerequisite for the unique fish dishes, which guests can enjoy.
Among the outdoor activities are a wide range of opportunities for walking. Ballynahinch Castle organize tourist routes to the adjacent mountains, and in all possible directions in the area, providing relief walks. Guests can also hire a pony to ride on the riverbank.
Lovers of rock climbing can find the perfect conditions in the region of Ballynahinch. From November to late January hunting is also practiced there. However if you are not so keen on these outdoor sports, you can try your luck with a rod in anticipation of catching some large salmon in the river Ballynahinch.