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“Did not do High Tea.”

High tea at Ashford Castle
Ranked #1 of 1 Food & Drink in Cong
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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“Did not do High Tea.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

We had a great time exploring the grounds. Met some of the falcons raised there. Explored the Quiet Man cottage. Had lunch in the High tea room and explored the Castle. Was a beautiful experience in a beautiful place.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
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“Had a great day visiting the castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

Had a great day exploring the grounds of Ashford castle and enjoyed an evening meal in the Cullens Cottage the views over the lough and looking at the castle really where spectacular, I would have like a round of golf on the course but didn't have time to fit it in. Hopefully on my next trip to Cong and the castle I will get to explore a little more.

Visited July 2013
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Stonington,CT
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“Lovely Champagne tea...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

We enjoyed a beautiful elegant but not stuffy high tea for 6. A great relaxing afternoon after walking in the area where the Quiet Man was filmed. Beautiful grounds and attentive staff.

Visited July 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Beautiful Grounds/woods-just like Sherwood Forest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

High tea is lovely room with beautiful tapestry all around. Comfy huge chairs to relax in. Approximately 24 Euros. The grounds are beautiful, with a real mote. Watch the movie 'Quiet Man' before you come. It was filmed in this town of Cong. You can go to the museum in town-closes are 5 or 6, and go on a tour, and see many of the sites in the movie. While in town, be sure to go to the Roderick Abby, and WALK BACK to the Monk's fishing dock for fabulous river views, especially as the sun is setting. Absolutely beautiful. Then walk over the bridge through the stone archway into the woods. You will think you are in Sherwood's Forest. If you like walking in the woods, you will LOVE, LOVE this forest. The King of Ashford Castle planted many of the trees. I absolutely loved this place. One of my favorite memories of Ireland.

Visited July 2013
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SE PA, USA
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53 reviews
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“Loved the food and atmosphere.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

I have always wanted to have "high tea" either in Ireland or England and Ashford Castle did not disappoint. A grand place indeed! Found the atmosphere quiet and relaxed, but not snooty! The display of treats was lovely visually and very tasty, thank you very much.

When doing a road trip around Ireland, it is important to scale back, slow down and just soak up the atmosphere of peace and serenity. Ashford Castle provided all of this quite competently and I'm glad we made the extra effort to go.

Visited July 2013
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