Classiebawn Castle

Classiebawn castle and the Ben Bulben - © Madrugada Verde
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Mullaghmore, (County Sligo)

Situated on a hill overlooking the village of Mullaghmore, Classiebawn Castle is an Irish castle located in County Sligo. It is a fairy tale castle that sits on the steep coastline of the Irish coast, with a breathtaking view of the Ben Bulben, one of the most famous mountains in the area. The place is wild and enchanting. One appreciates especially the atypical architecture of the castle, with its Victorian seigneurial style, very fashionable in the 19th century!

Visit the Classiebawn Castle

The most photographed private property in County Sligo!

Built in the 19th century by the Dublin architect J Rawson Carrol, Classiebawn Castle is situated on a property of more than 3000 hectares.

The castle was once the residence of Lord Louis Mountbatten, who liked to spend his holidays here. However, the Lord never appreciated the castle’s special charm, but rather its exceptional environment, with its wonderful panorama of the Ben Bulben and the Atlantic Ocean.

It must be said that the castle has a rather atypical charm. Its Victorian style has a lot to do with it, and some criticize its austerity, while others praise it as an architectural marvel. Don’t hesitate to get an idea: we love it!

Although you can’t visit it, it’s easy to photograph it and admire its yellow-brown sandstone stones, specially transported by sea from the County of Donegal.

The castle consists of a pretty central tower with a conical roof, 4 reception rooms, 10 bedrooms, and 5 bathrooms.

The rest of the buildings were reserved for staff quarters and kitchens.

To reach it, you just have to take a driveway leaving not far from the village of Mullaghmore.


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Address Address: near the village of Mullaghmore, not far from the R279
Lieu : (County Sligo)

Coordonnées GPSGPS : 54.455095,-8.469321

SchedulesSchedules :

closed to visitors



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