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Ashford Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in West Coast Ireland, Ireland.

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Ashford Castle, perched on the shores of the Lough Corrib lake in County Mayo, dates from the 13th century, with a French-influenced chateau added in the 1700s. Once the residence of the Guinness family, who developed and cultivated the surrounding woodlands and gardens, it's now home to a decidedly swanky five-star hotel, from where you can catch a boat across the lake.

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