Good God Drummond Tower looks class.
I’ve been on a bit of a buzz lately of poking around on Airbnb to find castles to stay in that fall within my very modest budget.
The mini obsession was spurred on after we spent a night in Tubbrid Castle in Kilkenny and had the whole place to ourselves. A mad experience altogether.
It wasn’t until I was doing some research for our guide on 41 things to do in Louth that I came across the place below.
Welcome to Drummond Tower
This place really does look incredible.
You’ll find Victoria Drummond Tower in Monasterboice in Drogheda, less than a 15-minute drive from the centre of Drogheda town and less than 50 minutes from Dublin Airport.
The tower was built way back in 1858 by Victor Drummond Delap as part of Monasterboice House and Demesne.
Recently restored and available to rent
The tower was recently restored into a small habitable dwelling and is now available to rent during a number of months each year.
The tower boasts 4 floors, each of which has been carefully restored to ensure that the character and charm of the original dwelling remain intact.
The kitchen area offers a nice mix of old and new
The beautiful old spiral staircases that join each floor look incredible but may cause trouble for some (it’s 43 steep steps to the top)
Just take my money…
I can easily picture myself sat happily here with a drink and a book on a wild winters evening.
The bedrooms also look pretty damn comfy
Still not convinced about Drummond Tower? Here’s the icing on the cake
The top floor of Drummond Tower is a castellated roof terrace.
From here guests can enjoy a 360-degree view of the surrounding countryside.
The roof terrace is well illuminated, so if you fancy checking out the stars on a clear night, tip up to the roof with a blanket and a drop of whiskey and you’ll be laughing.
How much a night will set you back
To check the price, I’ve stuck in a night in March 2022 for 4 people sharing:
- Total cost: €346
- Cost per person: €86.50
- Book a night or see more here
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I was born in a quiet corner of a Gaeltacht on the Dingle Peninsula. Over the years, I’ve explored Ireland far and wide, from the wilds of West Clare to the shores of Sherkin. Particularly fond of heritage, history and hikes (and words beginning with ‘H’, apparently…).