27 Sep September 27, 2016 by Vision Travel in Did You Know, Hotels, Travelling With Vision The magnificent five star Ashford Castle is set in 350 acres, on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib. Dating back to 1228, the castle now enters a new chapter in its history, as part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. With 82 spectacular rooms, suites and the Hideaway Cottage, a wealth of activities and plenty of thoughtful touches, guests will enjoy acclaimed Irish hospitality on a grand scale. Outdoor Activities: Complimentary golf on the estates nine hole course, tennis on two all weather tennis courts, the ancient art of Falconry, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Horseback riding, boat trips on the lake, fishing with our Orvis endorsed guide, kayaking, zip lining, tree climbing and more….. Inside Activities: 32 seated Cinema, the Billiards Room and Cigar Terrace, state of the art Spa which includes, five treatment rooms, fitness room, relaxation room, manicure and pedicure station and the relaxation pool. Dining The dining options are plentiful including fine dinning complete with Ireland’s own Waterford Crystal and traditional afternoon tea. Celebrating? Enjoy a private wine tasting or dinner in the secret passageways of the castle which provide unique dinning spaces with a warm and cosy ambiance. Exclusively for Vision Virtuoso guests: Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability Full Irish breakfast included in rates daily served in restaurant $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full) Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability Check out a digital copy of The Best of the Best here.