Castle Leslie Estate in County Monaghan is nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside. Dotted with ancient woodland and glittering lakes, it’s one of the last great Irish Castles still owned by the founding family. Since the 1660s the distinguished and somewhat individual Leslie family have lived on the Estate. They have welcomed everyone from politicians to poets, ambassadors to ufologists to world renowned celebrities.
Castle Leslie Estate is now truly one of the finest luxury estates in Ireland. Following significant investment and a major restoration over the last two decades, it’s now waiting to be discovered by you. Castle Leslie Estate is just 80 minutes from Dublin and 60 minutes from Belfast, yet a millions miles from anywhere!
The Castle, at the heart of the Estate, offers authentic original interiors and old-style hospitality and is a complete respite from the world. The Lodge is the social hub of the Estate and brings locals and guests together in an atmosphere of conviviality and comfort. The Old Stable Mews and Village Cottages offers guests convenience, and the privacy of luxury home rental.
The Estate offers an idyllic setting for outdoor activity and adventure. It’s the perfect place to discover the thrill of exploring the countryside on horseback or foot. You can spend a few hours fishing on one of Ireland’s best-preserved lakes. Alternatively, you might prefer to enjoy a massage in the Victorian Treatment Rooms at the end of an activity packed day or relax with a book in one of our many beautiful rooms in the Castle or the Lodge.
A truly private and stunningly beautiful location, Castle Leslie Estate is also a magical setting for unique weddings!
All these factors help make us one of the most renowned country estates Ireland has to offer.
My husband treated me to a fabulous break here for my big birthday. An amazing experience, staff are really lovely and extremely helpful. A concierge service is available to take guests from the Castle to the Lodge which was extremely appreciated. Food and service in Snaffles restaurant was the best I have had. We were in the Room of Calm, which is amazing, with a Jacuzzi bath with a difference. Thank you to all the staff at the Castle and Lodge for making the experience so memorableKerry
Our wedding all went perfectly and better than we could ever have thought. It was great from start to stop and honestly couldn't have went any better! You were great from start to finish, the guys in reservations couldn't have helped anymore and John on the day was an absolute gent and made sure everything ran perfectly, along with all the rest for the staff. We couldn't be any happier with how the day turned out and every single guest was amazed at the place and complimentary on everything from the venue, to the food, the bedrooms, decor and the staff. It truly was perfection all round so thank you and all the guys again.We can't wait to get booked in again and will definitely be back next year.Steven and Charlotte
I would urge anyone who hasn’t visited yet to stay. Simply beautiful setting, very welcoming staff with a personal service and delicious food at Snappers restaurant. No wonder it has won many awards. The Castle itself really does take you back to what it would have been like to live here in days gone by and with the lake on its doorstep you can simply sit back and immerse yourself in the magical experience and wonderful views.Martina
Our wedding day was like a dream come true. We are so proud of our day and the feedback from our guests has been nothing but positive. My vegan guests commented that they have never had such a fabulous meal at a wedding- the food was outstanding for them. We were blessed with the weather too for photos and John was a great help during this. It's the most beautiful location. Helen, we are over the moon about our day, the venue was beautiful and I would highly recommend Castle Leslie Estate as a venue to anyone. My parents feel exactly the same. Thank YOU so much. You were an absolute joy to work with and made us feel valued and important. Can we please do it all again??Katie and Michael
Excellent experience everyone was so welcoming to us from the moment we walked into the Castle, we met a very helpful manager who gave us a guided tour of the castle, and all the staff couldn’t have been friendlier to us! We then went for a drink in the lodge and got the same welcome and had the same excellent experience there also, Top class place to visit I can’t recommend it highly enough!David
Thank you so much for everything, really it was such a perfect day and all your calmness and your amazing work in the lead up paid off hugely. We heard nothing but glowing reports from all our guests about the wedding and Castle Leslie Estate being the "best venue ever"! Those lights in the marquee were a-m-a-z-i-n-g!! Everything just flowed beautifully and we were all thrilled with how it went. Seriously, we had such a perfect time and I cannot thank you and everyone at Castle Leslie enough for making it the best day ever :)Aoife & Hugh
My first impression of the Castle was its just amazing. Once you step inside the doors of the Castle you every need is catered for. The rooms are just stunning. The staff cannot do enough for you. We went horse riding and the experience was everything I could have hoped for and grounds were so peaceful and excellent views. It was our first time at the Castle but won’t be our last. We were given the break away for a wedding present and it was the best present we received!Lorraine
Fabulous hotel, fabulous setting and great staff. Stayed at the Lodge in a beautiful room with balcony overlooking the stables. Breakfast was great as was food in the bar. Had afternoon tea at the castle which was lovely too and the waitress was a very friendly lady. Such a relaxing place. The Castle is just the nicest setting with the gardens, lake and boathouse and we just seen it in the snow. Would love to see it with the sun shining. Highly recommend!Mairead