Queen of the Castle

 The topiary gardens of Glin Castle on the west coast of Ireland in Co. Limerick.

The topiary gardens of Glin Castle on the west coast of Ireland in Co. Limerick.

Fancy a stay that ticks all the romantic, fireside and Emerald Isle boxes? Now open for private lettings, this Irish castle is a fairy-tale dream. Family-owned for 800 years by the hereditary Knights of Glin, it is the ancestral home of landscape gardener Catherine Fitzgerald, who along with her husband, the actor Dominic West (as dapper as you would expect) has refurbished the property to hire out as a venue for tailor-made friend and family gatherings, as well as creative retreats. A visit here is all about the chance to enjoy the countryside, feast - and live like a princess for however long you stay. For more on the castle, see the January 2019 issue of Red magazine.

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