Welcome to your authentic Castle Experience in the beautiful West of Ireland in Ballina, County Mayo Award winning restaurant and wedding venue for 2018!
Explore Belleek Castle, an iconic Irish Country Home, fine dining restaurant, wedding venue, boutique hotel and spectacular exhibition of the eclectic Marshall Doran Collection of which one of our academically trained guides will be delighted to take you on a tour.
Belleek Castle has been a member of the prestigious Ireland's Blue Book since 2016. Ireland's Blue Book is a romantic collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants. Located throughout the island of Ireland these charming and stylish hideaways are the perfect choice for your holiday vacation in Ireland. They are also ideal for a midweek or weekend break and those seeking a romantic getaway.
Dine in the "Library Restaurant" at Bellek Castle and experience Irish culinary delights at its utmost excellence, our resturant has received a number of awards over the years and in 2017 we added the "Best Restaurant in Connaught" award at the Good Eating Guide Awards in Dublin. Belleek Castle also won "Best Customer Service in Mayo" and "Best Customer Service in Connaught" at the prestigious "Irish Restaurant Awards" in Dublin. From 2014 to 2016 the Library Restaurant also won the awards for "Best Hotel Restaurant in Mayo" and "Best Hotel Restaurant in Connaught" at the Irish Restaurant Awards.
The neo-gothic Country House, dating from 1831, has not lost its flavour by over modernisation...Belleek is unpretentious, rich in decor and antiquities, and was built on the site of the 14th century Belleek Abbey.
Leave reality behind you when you enter Belleek Castle: Charming tasteful bedrooms, our generous award-winning gourmet food, excellent service and the splendid interiors of the Castle will make your stay perfect and unforgettable.
Belleek Castle is the most romantic wedding venue: the enchanting Castle, our medieval banqueting hall, the exquisite food and our excellent service combine to make your ‘Special Day’ a truly memorable occasion. Belleek Castle, Ballina, is well-known as the most intimate, magical place for a Castle wedding in the North West and can cater for weddings/civil ceremonies on-site in various romantic settings. Our new ceremony room in the renovated 19th century stables of Belleek Castle has been given a rustic design and is the perfect venue for couples to exchange their wedding vows. Read more about romantic weddings at Belleek Castle. Winner of Mrs2Be "Best Castle Wedding Venue" for 2016
The Castle simply is the prefect base to explore this beautiful area on the route of the Wild Atlantic Way Ballina and the Monasteries of the Moy Greenway Cycling Trail. Also in the region we have many great heritage attractions nearby, such as "The Jackie Clarke Collection" "Micheal Davit Museum" and the "Ceide Fields" to name but a few.
The Castle, set in a ‘walking friendly’ forest, has so much interesting history and houses one of the finest collections of Mediaeval European Armour in Ireland, plus a collection of fossils, including Jurassic dinosaurs. The tours of the castle take place every day at 11 a.m. , 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. But pop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m and we will try and accomodate you! Booking is advised at all times of the year.
This historic Belleek Castle is informal, hassle-free and friendly, rich in decor and antiquities, with many open log fires to warm your steps back through half a millennium.
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Reviewed on Trip Advisor 6th February 2019
Peace and Tranquillity
Had a fabulous stay at Belleek Castle it came highly recommended by a friend of ours and has a rapidly growing reputation, so we decided to stay for a short trip and take in the food at the Castle and the in the Café in the Courtyard. We were a complementary upgrade on arrival a superior room with a four-poster bed with the most delightful view of the front lawn and the woods that surrounds the castle, speechless by the room and view. We decided to take a tour of the museum as it was recommended on check in, have to say we were surprised by the collection of medieval weapons and armor one of the best I have ever seen, our tour guide Stephen was very helpful and even let us handle some of the swords and amour. We had one of our best meals in the restaurant the food is innovative with bundles of locally sourced ingredients and some of the produce even comes from the kitchen garden that we spotted earlier on when walking around the grounds and woods. The menus are full of ingredients that are in season and well thought out. The next day before we left for home we decided to skip breakfast so we could try out the café in the courtyard ( Jack Fenn) which amazing and set in such a relaxed setting .We had a delightful conversation with our server Meabh and she explained the ethos of the café and it certainly links up well with the food in the Castle . Definitely worth a visit if you're in Ballina or for a walk in the woods. We had one of the best experiences staying at Belleek we loved the open fires, most amazing room and our food eating in the restaurant and café a long with the museum tour… total bliss, peace and quiet, every aspect was a delight.
Reviewed on Facebook 3rd February 2019
Belleek is one of my favourite spots
it truly is Mayo's best kept secret.The food is absolutely heavinly and the service we receive each time we visit is excellent, staff are very attentive and professional.Perfect for all occasions from couples looking to get a short romantic break relaxing in front of the open fire with a glass of wine or special occasions.We also had our son's christening here and again nothing far from amazing. Well done guys and keep up the great work!!
Reviewed on Tripadvisor in October 2018
Fantastic place to Stay
Have recently returned from a 3 night break. The castle has a lovely relaxing feeling about it. Paul Maya and the team are so welcoming and professional. The dining experience was wonderful top quality meals with great service. Our room was very spacious and comfortable. We did the museum tour which I would highly recommend. The castle grounds and Belleek woods are beautiful. We will definitely return.
Reviewed on Tripadvisor in March 2018
Belleek will forever be in my heart, mainly because I got married here and it was the most magical wedding I could have ever expected. For any considering this location honestly it's a 5/5 for service and beauty.We recently went back 1.5 years later for a dinner with the family and it was amazing being back -- we were treated so wonderfully by Maya and Paul who own the castle. It was just really nice to be remembered and treated.Outside of all this, the place has amazing food -- Michelin level -- for all the food lovers.Bedrooms are swank too.
Summer Months (May - September)
Gates are open to the public from 12 p.m.
Scheduled tours are at 11 a.m. 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. But pop in anytime between 11 a.m and 4 p.m and we will try and accomodate you!
Booking for tours is advised.
Number one tourist attraction in Ballina on Trip Advisor.
Belleek Castle Museum won 2016 Traveller's Choice Award from Trip Advisor.
Winter Months (October - April)
Gates are open to the public from 2 p.m.
Belleek Castle on +353 (0)96 22 400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Belleek Castle is closed for January
In The Beautiful West Of Ireland In Ballina, Co. Mayo