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Top 10 Hotels in Carlow

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3 out of 5
Borris Road, Baganalstown, Muine Bheag, Carlow
€200
per night
22 Sep-23 Sep
5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)

"Very unique property, very quiet, away from hustle and bustle, if you like quiet this is the place. Excellent breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2019

Kilgraney House
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3.5 out of 5
Kilgraney, Muine Bheag, Carlow (county)
€180
per night
24 Sep-25 Sep
5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)

"This is an absolutely beautiful B&B on a picturesque property. The house is from around the 1860s and has all the character and charm of that area. The staff are amazingly friendly and had wonderful suggestions for tours and siteseeing . We would definitely return and stay again."…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2018

Lorum Old Rectory
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4 out of 5
Green Lane, Dublin Road, Carlow, Carlow
€71
per night
29 Sep-30 Sep
4.8/5Exceptional! (149 reviews)

"Nice, neat and sparkling . The service is excellent. The property is in a good location with a good scenery. The bed, the toilet are excellent. The breakfast is fantastic."…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2019

Avlon House Bed & Breakfast
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4 out of 5
Ballyling Lower, Graiguenamanagh, St. Mullins, Carlow
Free cancellation
€90
per night
23 Sep-24 Sep
4.7/5Exceptional! (31 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
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4 out of 5
Athy Road, Carlow, Carlow
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
€119
per night
1 Oct-2 Oct
4/5Very Good! (92 reviews)
High standard accommodation in Carlow

"I stayed one night for a business meeting. I made a mistake in the booking and inadvertently booked the wrong date. When I showed up to check-in the following evening the receptionist told me that they had expected me the previous evening. She told me that there was no problem and just switched my ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2019

Seven Oaks Hotel
Image for Luxurious Lake Retreat, Breathtaking Views! 5
Image for Luxurious Lake Guesthouse, Breathtaking Views! 5
Riverview, Sliguff, Muine Bheag, Carlow (county)
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5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Hidden Gem

"Oh how we wished we had more time to enjoy this property. Absolutely lovely!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Apr 2019

Luxurious Lake Guesthouse, Breathtaking Views! 5
Image for Woodford Dolmen Hotel
3 out of 5
Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Carlow
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
€64
per night
22 Sep-23 Sep
4.3/5Excellent! (133 reviews)

"Newly renovated. Very nice, Staff friendly. Would stay again"…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2019

Woodford Dolmen Hotel
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4 out of 5
Wolseley Estate, Tullow, Carlow
€97
per night
3 Oct-4 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (130 reviews)

"everything was perfect we couldnt have asked for better,we loved everything about the hotel, the food was excellent as was the pool and the childrens club was great value for money and the grandchildren loved it"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2019

Mount Wolseley Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort
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Killerig, Carlow, Carlow
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3.6/5Good! (29 reviews)
Overall Happy with the Killerig

"A night away from the kids for my wife's birthday, the room was massive and large hot tub and great views over looking the golf course. Very modern and clean, food was very good. My only issue was the band playing till 12:45am, this drives me mad which ment no sleep. This is an issue with most Irish ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Nov 2012

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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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