Live Like Harry Potter in this Gorgeous Old Castle in Clare from €140 per Night

Shtory folks.

Hopefully, you’ve been enjoying our recent travel series that’s shining the spotlight on some of the best places to stay in Ireland.

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve looked at:

  • A Gooorgeous Treehouse in West Cork With its own Private Hot Tub (check it out here)
  • A hillpod in the hills of Donegal fit for a hobbit king (see it here)
  • Some insanely picturesque glamping in Portsalon (check it out here)
  • A Snug Cottage in Donegal that you’ll want to hibernate in (It Even Has A Private Beach) (have a look here)

Today, we’re having a gander at a castle in Clare that’s perfect for a trip away with a group of friends

ballyshannon castle clare

Ever fancy renting a castle and living like Harry and the lads in Gryffindor tower for a couple of nights?

Well, the magnificent Ballyhannon Castle can be yours to rent from €140 per person per night (based on a group of 25).

About Ballyhannon Castle

Ballyhannon Castle is a medieval Irish castle that dates back to the 15th century, and can be found near the village of Quin in County Clare.

The castle is a listed/protected structure, so those that stay here will be treated to a dwelling that has been fully preserved in all of its original glory.

This means you’ll get to experience how they lived back in 1490 when Ballyhannon Castle was first built.

Take a peek inside 🏰🏰

rent ballyshannon castle clare

ballyshannon castle clare rent

What the hosts say

According to the hosts, visitors to the Castle have described their first impression as like “having just stepped into a time machine”, and it’s not hard to see why.

The castle boasts six-feet thick battle-impenetrable walls, a winding spiral stone staircase, oak-beamed ceilings and flagstone floors.

ballyshannon castle co clare

ballyshannon castle clare

It literally looks like Gryffindor Tower from the Harry Potter series…

inside ballyshannon castle clare

For those of you that fancy staying here, here’s how much it will cost you to rent.

Castle & Coach House (for groups sleeping up to 25):

1 Nights Stay €3,500 €140 Per person per night for 25
2 nights Stay €4,500 €90 per person per night for 25
Per night thereafter €1000 €40 per person per night for 25
7 nights (June & August)
7 nights (Sept-May incl.)
€8,500 (1 free night)
€7,500 (2 free nights)
€49 per person per night for 25
€43 per person per night for 25

Castle Only (for groups sleeping up to 10):

1 night Stay €2,250 €225 per person per night for 10
2 nights Stay €2,750 €138 per person per night for 10
Per night thereafter €750 €75 per person per night for 10
7 nights (June & August)
7 nights (Sept-May incl.)
€5,750 (1 free night)
€5,000 (2 free nights)
€82 per person per night for 10
€71 per person per night for 10
And that's a wrap
Have you stayed here before? Or is there another castle in Ireland where you’ve spent the night? Let me know in the comments below.