Calling all history lovers! Do you love castles? Or do you just enjoy exploring fascinating areas that are off the beaten track? Wherever your passion lies, we have the perfect day out for you! Make sure you visit the fantastic Huntington Castle and Gardens in Co Carlow on your next day off! This magnificent castle plays a significant role throughout Irish history and tends to come up again and again.
Originally, the castle was built as a plantation castle. This meant that it was set up by a local Gaelic Clan to help defend against the attempted plantations of that land by the British. It was later captured by Oliver Cromwell. Nowadays, visitors can take tours of both the castle and gardens. Although, part of the castle is still lived in by some of the original builders! So, history lovers. What are you waiting for? Why don’t you make the most of your next day off and visit the fantastic Huntington Castle and Gardens on your next day off!