Castle Leslie Estate offers a wide variety of activities to satisfy guests’ every desire. So whether you’re looking for an energetic, action packed or a reviving activity, Castle Leslie Estate has it all.
A visit to our spa will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised. With seven treatment rooms, a relaxation area and an outdoor hot tub overlooking the stables, it’s the perfect place to ease weary muscles. Our highly trained therapists will pamper you with a range of traditional organic therapies from the ‘Eminence Organics’ and ‘Voya’ ranges.
As one of Europe’s finest equestrian playgrounds, Castle Leslie Estate offers memorable horse riding experiences for riding enthusiasts of all levels. Our facilities include a 1,000 acre private estate, 300 cross country jumps, 21 miles of meandering bridleways, a mile long all-weather gallop, 56 stables, a horse simulator for beginners and an indoor arena with cross country fences. We welcome riders of all ability and age groups, as long as you’re over seven! We offer expert tuition, gentle hacks and exhilarating cross-country rides.
Managed with care by the Leslie family for generations, the beautiful ‘Glaslough’ or Green Lake is considered by many to be one of the best preserved lakes in Ireland. It is synonymous with monster pike: in 1991, a fisherman caught a specimen weighing 38lb 9oz (17.5kg) in the lake. It broke the 18-year official Irish record. Fishing is open to residents and non-residents, and is charged per rod (person) per day and includes the use of a boat.
We offer guests the unique opportunity to learn and experience kayaking on Glaslough Lake at Castle Leslie Estate. Take in the beauty and magical surroundings and experience unique views of the estate whilst trying to stay afloat! Sessions are morning or afternoon which last 3 hours in total. We welcome family enquiries – minimum age is 8 years old and parents must accompany their children at all times. Your qualified instructor will accompany you at all times. All necessary water and safety equipment is provided by the instructors.
Bookings can be made within 24 hours’ notice or sooner, depending on availability
Experience the thrill of Clay Target Shooting with a qualified instructor to accompany you at all times. This activity lasts between 1.5 – 2 hours including the safety briefing. Bookings can be made within 24 hours’ notice or sooner, depending on availability.
Experience the magic of a tailor-made Hot Air Balloon Flight from Castle Leslie Estate. Lasting approximately 1 hour with the whole experience lasting about 3 hours, flights are available for groups of 2 – 8 passengers and can take place in early morning or evening, around sunrise or sunset. Book Balloon Flights within 12 hours of departure.
Enjoy a morning or afternoon boating on the glittering Glaslough Lake. Why not make it even more perfect with a gourmet picnic basket?
With 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, ancient woodlands and glittering lakes, Castle Leslie Estate is a picturesque rural destination for those in search of an outdoor experience. The estate features unique flora and fauna, an Integrated Wetlands project and many historical ruins and sights including the Gothic Lodge, the Walled Garden dating back to 1850 and the Pinetum. There are a variety of exceptional routes for walkers of all levels, from short jaunts to long leisurely strolls, both on the Estate grounds and around the village of Glaslough.
At Castle Leslie Estate, we source our picnic ingredients from our superb local suppliers and prepare it in ways that work al fresco. Think of Irish cheeses, fresh bread, seasonal fruit and vegetables prepared simply and packed carefully. We’ve thoughtfully chosen several idyllic spots for the perfect picnic in our beautiful 1,000 acre Estate. We’ll pack up the most perfect picnics for you to enjoy and leave you to it.
Experience a unique insight into the noble and ancient art of Falconry which offers a stimulating, unique and memorable experience. The majestic, beautiful birds are captive bred, both in Ireland and abroad. They include different species of falcons, hawks, owls and a magnificent golden eagle. Book 48 hours in advance, and expect the activity to last between 1.5 – 2.5.
Take in a private movie screening at our cinema in the Castle.
Please contact us at reception for information, prices and to make a booking for any of our onsite activities.
As we are an equine playground and working farm, Castle Leslie Estate is not a suitable environment for bicycles. However the Ulster Canal Cycle Trail passes through Glaslough village and guests are welcome to follow the route and take in the scenery in the surrounding area. Please ask at reception for more information.