1. Luttrellstown Castle
Luttrellstown Castle dates back to the early 15th century. This Gothic styled castle is located in Clonsilla on the outskirts of Dublin, Ireland. It became famously known around the world when David Beckham married Victoria Beckham here in 1999.
2. Ashford Castle
Ashford Castle is a medieval castle that has been expanded over the centuries and turned into a five star luxury hotel in Mayo, Ireland on the shore of the Lough Corrib. James Bond actor, Pierce Brosnan had his wedding reception here when he married television host Keely Shaye Smith.
3. Blarney Castle
Blarney Castle is a medieval castle in Blarney, near Cork. At the top of the castle lies the renowned Blarney Stone. Tourists visiting Blarney Castle hang upside-down over a sheer drop to kiss the stone, which is said to give the gift of eloquence.
4. Rock of Cashel
The town of Cashel (meaning castle or fortress) is located in County Tipperary and is home to one of Ireland ‘s great historical sites, the Rock of Cashel also known as St. Patrick’s Rock. It was visited by St, Patrick in 450 and Brian Boru was crowned King of Ireland here in the 10th century.
5. Kinnitty Castle
Kinnitty Castle is a 19th-century gothic revival castle in Kinnitty, County Offaly. The splendid Kinnitty Castle Hotel was the wedding venue chosen by Irish boyband Boyzone’s Shane Lynch when he married Sheena White back in August 2007.
6. Trim Castle
Trim Castle is a Norman castle located by the River Boyne in Trim, County Meath, Ireland. With an area of 30,000 m², it is the largest Cambro-Norman castle in Ireland. The castle is famously noted for the part it played in the filming of the Mel Gibson directed film Braveheart.
7. Dunluce Castle
Dunluce Castle is a now-ruined medieval castle in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is accessible via a bridge connecting it to the mainland. The castle is surrounded by extremely steep drops on either side.
8. Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle is located in the heart of Dublin city. Up until 1922 it was under British rule, it is now a major Irish government complex. It houses a museum and the Chester Beatty Library. Dublin Castle has appeared in numerous films including Barry Lyndon, Michael Collins, Becoming Jane and The Medallion.
9. Bunratty Castle
Bunratty Castle is a large 15th century tower house located in Bunratty village in County Clare, Ireland. The castle is a large single tower house over five floors, built in grey stone. It is the most authentically restored and complete medieval fortresses in Ireland and situated within a park of 26 acres.
10. Malahide Castle
Malahide Castle, parts of which date to the 12th century, lies, with over 260 acres close to the village of Malahide in Dublin. The grounds at Malahide Castle were opened as a new concert venue in 2007 and has since seen acts such as the Arctic Monkeys, Pink, Neil Young, Radiohead, and Eric Clapton.