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Carlow, Ireland

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Top 10 Hotels in Carlow

Woodford Dolmen Hotel
3 out of 5
Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Carlow
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€65
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20
4.3/5Excellent! (153 reviews)

"A great stay for a quick stop. The area is beautiful and the scenery out the window was lovely to wake up to. The room was fitted for our family and the breakfast was a delight to enjoy. This is a great place to stay outside of Carlow."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2020

Woodford Dolmen Hotel
Brandon View House B&B
4 out of 5
Ballyling Lower, Graiguenamanagh, St. Mullins, Carlow
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4.7/5Exceptional! (32 reviews)

"Our host was wonderful! The views were excellent and the facilities were clean and beautiful."…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2019

Brandon View House B&B
Seven Oaks Hotel
4 out of 5
Athy Road, Carlow, Carlow
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€119
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21
4/5Very Good! (105 reviews)
Fab.

"All the staff were amazing. Rooms very clean but bar toilets a bit whiffy. The food was excellent. Short walk to town, good parking."…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2019

Seven Oaks Hotel
Avlon House Bed & Breakfast
4 out of 5
Green Lane, Dublin Road, Carlow, Carlow
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€62
per night
Mar 10 - Mar 11
4.9/5Exceptional! (161 reviews)

"This is a most delightful place to stay. The host is very hospitable. He was always prepared with suggestions to add to our day’s adventures. The Christmas decorations made it so warm and welcoming. The rooms are nicely furnished. It is very clean and comfortable. Would definitely stay again!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2019

Avlon House Bed & Breakfast
Luxurious Lake Guesthouse, Breathtaking Views! 5
Riverview, Sliguff, Muine Bheag, Carlow (county)
€124
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Beautiful stay

"Beautiful place, friendly, flexible host, and private lodging space, with fresh eggs from their own hen house for breakfast!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2019

Luxurious Lake Guesthouse, Breathtaking Views! 5
Luxurious Lake Retreat, Breathtaking Views! 5
Riverview, Sliguff, Muine Bheag, Carlow (county)
€136
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20
Luxurious Lake Retreat, Breathtaking Views! 5
Kilgraney House
3 out of 5
Borris Road, Baganalstown, Muine Bheag, Carlow
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5/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Splendid experience

"This b&b is absolutely amazing! I won’t spoil the experience by describing all the details, just trust the outstanding reviews and book your holiday here, loved every minute of it!!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2019

Kilgraney House
Lorum Old Rectory
3.5 out of 5
Kilgraney, Muine Bheag, Carlow (county)
€180
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21
5/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Want to go back!!!

"We arrived late and welcomed buy the owner she carried my suitcase upstairs, made us a hot drink to enjoy by the fire downstairs. Our favorite place on our trip. Beautifully restored 18th century rectory in the country, wished we could’ve stayed 2 nights!"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2019

Lorum Old Rectory
Mount Wolseley Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort
4 out of 5
Wolseley Estate, Tullow, Carlow
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€89
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24
4.2/5Excellent! (147 reviews)

"Keep up the great work. Cleanliness and friendliness gives you four stars"…"

Reviewed on 9 Nov 2019

Mount Wolseley Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort
Matty's Pub
3 out of 5
Royal Oak Village, Muine Bheag
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€139
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Bel appartement confortable et bon accueil de Matt

"L'appartement proposé par Matt est très confortable et bien équipé. Matt a nous y a très bien accueilli. Une bonne première étape dans notre découverte de l'Irlande."…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2019

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Pocket Guide: Carlow

Carlow may be small, but it certainly has a big heart, and this historic area has so much to offer visitors, including scenic walking trails, activity breaks, ancient sites and stunning gardens. If you’re looking for a short break in Ireland then a holiday Carlow could be just what you need.

Enjoy One of the Many Trails

Carlow has several wonderful trails to explore, each offering something unique to your Carlow experience, and taking you across the length and breadth of the county - although with Carlow being Ireland’s second-smallest county, you won’t take long driving from one side to another.

Among the popular trails waiting for visitors are the South Carlow Adventure Trail, the Carlow Garden Trail, the Carlow Food Trail and the Mount Leinster Heritage Drive. With the Blackstair Mountains and River Barrow providing ample activities and spectacular scenery to enjoy in Carlow, if you’re a first-time visitor to the county, you’ll wonder why it took so long to get here.

Ireland’s second-longest river, the River Barrow runs along the border of Carlow with several scenic viewing points in the county. With a range of short walks to enjoy, you can really escape from it all by walking along the River Barrow. If you fancy something more challenging, the River Barrow Way is a 115km walk that starts in Lowtown, Kildare, and ends in St Mullins, Carlow.

Walking in the Blackstair Mountains

The scenic Blackstair Mountains, which separate Carlow and Wexford, have several walking routes to enjoy, with something for all abilities, but do make sure to have appropriate footwear. Among the most popular treks are the Mount Leinster walk, which will see you scale Carlow’s highest peak, as well as the 11.5km Black Rock Mountain Loop. While exploring this mountainous terrain, be sure to visit the Nine Stones Viewing Point where you can enjoy views over eight counties including Kildare, Wicklow, Kilkenny and Waterford.

Drive the Mount Leinster Heritage Drive

Due to its size, Carlow is a county that can be easily explored in a couple of days, and the Mount Leinster Heritage Drive is one of the best ways to do this. The 75km driving route takes you through the beautiful Carlow countryside as you explore the towns and villages of Borris, Bunclody, Clonegal, Fenagh and Bagenalstown. This drive will take you to some of Carlow’s most spectacular homes and gardens, while the Carlow Garden Trail, which can be explored alongside the heritage drive, has over 20 picturesque gardens to enjoy.

Some of the popular sites to visit when driving the Mount Leinster Heritage Drive are Borris House, Huntington Castle and Gardens and the Altamont Gardens. There are also several ancient heritage sites and ruins along this driving route, with Ballymoon Castle, Rudkins Mills and Leighlinbridge Castle all worth taking the time to visit.

5,000 Years of History at Brownshill Dolmen

Take a detour from the Mount Leinster Heritage Trail and discover some 5,000 years of history at the megalithic site of Brownshill Dolmen. This prehistoric tomb is just a short drive from Carlow Town and is the largest tomb of its kind in Europe, and acts as a tribute to Ireland’s first farming communities.

Enjoy Carlow Town

The best way to explore Carlow Town is on foot, so leave the car and enjoy the popular Carlow Town Walk. The walk takes you face to face with many famous sites and monuments in the town including The Liberty Tree, Carlow Castle, Carlow County Museum and St Mary’s Church of Ireland.

For beer fans visiting the county, be sure to make a pitstop in Moneybeg and enjoy a tour of the Carlow Brewing Company, one of Ireland’s top craft beer companies.

Carlow Town has many great accommodation options, while there are hotels to suit all budgets in Carlow that will have you well placed to set off exploring the county.

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