Caste Leslie in Monaghan is one of the only castles in Ireland that is still owned by members of the original family. This stunning castle is rich with history yet is completely functional. You can spend the night in the castle, or just visit for a tour to explore the expansive grounds. The castle lodge serves afternoon tea, coffee and meals prepared using locally sourced Irish produce. And while the grounds are grand and impressive, it still feels warm and welcoming due to the true Irish hospitality.
Contributor: Tara Povey from whereistara.com