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Outdoor Irish adventures with Lough Eske Castle, Ireland

27th October 2014 Print
Lough Eske Castle

You can relax in the luxurious surroundings of Lough Eske Castle with a glass of brandy in front of a roaring fire, having eaten from the tantalizing menu that features fresh local ingredients, but that's not until the evening! 

The glorious 5 Star Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel and Spa, has been lovingly restored to a luxury 96 bedroom hotel on the shores of Lough Eske, just five minutes from Donegal Town in County Donegal Ireland. Known as 'The Wild Northwest' due to its sandy beaches, rugged mountains, a deep indented coastline and natural loughs, this is the perfect base for a great outdoor adventure with more than a hint of fine luxury and Irish charm.

Guests at Lough Eske are encouraged to get out and explore the breathtaking natural surroundings of The Blue Stack Mountains, the dramatic coastline with Slieve League or the natural loughs spread throughout the county.

Take to the water on a boat, or even a surf board! Lough Eske is located within a short drive of two of the best known locations for surfing in Ireland: Rossnowlagh and Bundoran. With a two night surfing package from 539 Euros, professionals and armatures can test out the waves.

For a drier and warmer experience, jump aboard the Donegal Waterbus, to enjoy Donegal Bay with a cup of warm Irish coffee. The one and a half hour cruise with commentary takes a tour of the bay looking at the history, flora, fauna and sea life in the area. If you are lucky you will see the seals on the sandbanks.

Back on dry land guests can perfect their swing with a visit to Donegal Golf course which is an 18 hole Championship Links course - designed by Eddie Hackett, and featured in Golf World Magazine's Top 100 Courses in Ireland and Great Britain.

The area surrounding Lough Eske Castle offers some wonderful walking and bike trails. Walking maps and guides can be picked up from the hotel reception. The Wild Atlantic Way stretches for 2,500 miles along Ireland's west coast, taking in some of the most enchanting scenery in the world. Lough Eske Castle can be found along the route and is offering a walking package from 539 Euros per person for a 2 night hiking break.

If you aren't already worn out after experiencing the wealth of activities on offer in the area, then also note that the hotel can arrange clay shooting, abseiling, orienteering, raft-building, kayaking, archery and paintballing! And of course after a busy day there is always the chance to relax and warm up in Spa Solis, featuring a thermal suite with an ice fountain, sauna, steam room, tropical experience showers and 8 treatment rooms.

Lough Eske Castle The five-star Lough Eske Castle is located just outside Donegal Town, nestled within 43-acres of forest woodland hugging the shores of Lough Eske.  Boasting 95 spacious guestrooms, an Aromatherapy Associates Spa and swimming pool, Cedars Restaurant and two bars, Solis Lough Eske Castle is redefining the meaning of luxury in the North-West of Ireland.


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Lough Eske Castle