Activities available to guests

Castle Leslie Estate is a charming rural destination for those searching for outdoor adventures. 80 minutes from Dublin, 60 minutes from Belfast and a million miles from anywhere…

During your stay, wander our 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, filled with majestic woodlands and lakes. There are many attractions to see; from the Equestrian Centre and working farm, to the unique flora and fauna and historical sites. These include building ruins, a Gothic Lodge, Walled Garden originating from 1850, the Pinetum, St. Salvator’s Church and an Integrated Wetlands project.

There is a host of outdoor activities to avail of at Castle Leslie Estate including;

Walking

There are a variety of exceptional walks, from short jaunts to long leisurely strolls. Wander throughout the Estate grounds and around the village of Glaslough. Breath in the fresh country air and stunning scenery as you walk throughout the beautiful landscape of our estate. With several walks mapped out, all of which containing stunning scenery, Castle Leslie Estate has something for everyone.

Horse Riding

Castle Leslie Estate offers an idyllic setting for outdoor activity and adventure. Catering for intermediate to advanced riders, it is the perfect place to discover the thrill of exploring the beautiful Irish countryside on horseback. We welcome riders of all age groups, as long as you’re over seven! We offer expert tuition, gentle hacks and exhilarating cross-country rides.

Falconry

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 the magnificent golden eagle. We have four different packages which you can choose from and bookings can be made 72 hours in advance.

Clay Target Shooting

Experience the thrill of Clay Target Shooting at Castle Leslie Estate. Glenn Ross is an ICPSA accredited Safety Officer and Coach and recognized by An Garda Siochana to carry out gun competency training. He has represented Ireland 11 times at Home International level and once at the World Cup in Rome 2005. He has won the Ulster Open twice and Irish Grand Prix twice in recent years and also has 11 Ulster Inter-Provincial badges, 10 of which are winning badges.

Archery

Test your strength and accuracy to the full in a versatile and competitive sport. Archery won’t disappoint in the entertainment, satisfaction and fun that it offers. Archery is extremely competitive and really gets a group energized quickly. Your qualified instructor will accompany you at all times.  All necessary equipment is included.

Picnics

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.

Fishing

The Leslie family have been the custodians of the stunning ‘Glaslough’ or Green Lake for generations. The lake is brimming with monster pike, and fishermen widely consider it to be one of Ireland’s best preserved loughs. In fact, in 1991 a fisherman reeled in a catch weighing 38lb 9oz (17.5kg) and broke Ireland’s 18 year record.  Fishing is charged per rod (person) per day and includes the use of a boat.

Boating

Enjoy a morning or afternoon boating on our glistening Glaslough Lake or ‘Green Lake’.  While away the hours by relaxing on one of our boats and admire the stunning scenery all around you including our ancient woodlands, gardens and of course our beautiful Castle.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Journey back in time on an enchanting carriage ride through the tree-lined avenues and bridleways, sit back and be charmed by what awaits you on your personal tour of the most beautiful areas of the Estate. Our Stately horse and experienced driver make this jaunt a perfect way to enhance a visit to the Estate.

Please contact us at reception for information, prices and to make a booking for any of our onsite activities.

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