The castle was built by King John in the 13th century. It was subsequently acquired by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1589 and since 1753 has been the home of the Dukes of Devonshire who reside there for five to six weeks per annum. For the remainder of the year, the fully staffed castle caters for small business conferences, holiday parties of up to 16 guests and is a particular favourite for large family gatherings. Leisure facilities include a golf course, salmon, brown and sea trout fishing and tennis. The staff including a butler and cook, provide a level of service associated with a more genteel era.
Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact Lismore Castle and Gardens for directions and precise location prior to your visit.