Norman castle near Dublin, County Meath
Durhamstown Castle in Meath is a Norman castle just a half-hour away from Dublin. It dates back to 1420 and is beautifully decorated, showing reverence for the incredible architecture alongside the owners’ design flair, with bold colours and exotic finds peppered throughout. There are plenty of opportunities for country walks in the area, with both the seaside and romantic woodlands nearby. While it’s on the expensive side, it has seven bedrooms and can sleep up to 16, working out at an affordable price per person at full capacity. To fully immerse yourself in the regal experience, you can also book to have some or all meals catered at the castle.