Is is worth your while? Really only you can answer this question, if its something you have always wanted to do and can afford it then go for it, if you're on a bit of a budget and not really bothered then don't.
But don't do the 'castle stay' thing just because 'people' have said you should.
Thanks for taking the time to post!
Thanks much I will check it out!!!
tony's right about carrigeen castle, it is very affordable, the price of a regular b&b.....paige and david butler are great hosts......
The Ashford Castle is our favorite hotel we've ever stayed at, and we've stayed at over 100 hotels. Although it is expensive, it is a stay that you will never forget. Go for it! You only live once!Edited: 30 December 2015, 15:36
Many of those hotels are not castles, but use the name to jusitfy high prices. I wouldn't dream of paying all that money for the likes of Ashford, many of the places in the Blue Book are as much "castles" and far more reasonable.