Clontarf Castle is a 4 star hotel set in Ireland’s vibrant capital city. Nestled in a convenient location just 10 minutes from Dublin City Centre with all of its world-class attractions from Temple Bar to the historic buildings of Trinity College and the Book of Kells.

  • We are also a short 5 minute walk from beautiful Dublin Bay with its stunning beaches and nature reserves & the pretty heritage coastal towns of Clontarf & Howth.  
  • Clontarf Castle has a rich and varied history. From Brian Boru & the epic battle of Clontarf to The Knights Templar and from the Vernon Family, to Handel who resided at the castle when premiering his most famous work Messiah. Clontarf Castle has seen generations of celebrations played out within these historic walls, a building where the old enriches the new, a place where every experience is a memory in the making.
  • Our historic castle has been reinvented with modern architecture to create a stylish hotel offering the best of Irish cuisine in our onsite restaurant. Our Knight’s bar offers a peaceful retreat with a rich history dating back to the 12th century.
  • Stay in our 4 star hotel and experience what it was like to live like a king. Sleep in our four poster bed, in an air-conditioned room. Wake up to an Irish Breakfast in our luxury hotel restaurant. 
  • Book one of our affordable accommodation options today.

Attractions and Things to do when staying in Dublin

Our team have picked out some of the most popular attractions to enjoy when you are staying in Dublin. 

Exploring Clontarf 

Our hometown is packed with some of the best amenities in the city. Wether you are looking for a jolly walk down the promenade, or to play 18 holes in one of the many golf courses around our Dublin Castle Hotel. Clontarf is packed with plenty for you to do while staying in Dublin. 


The home of the world famous “Black Stuff” started its journey in St James’s Gate at the heart of old Dublin, where an enterprising brewer by the name of Arthur Guinness took out a 9,000-year lease on the brewery here for an annual rent of £45. Today it’s Ireland’s number one visitor attraction and a must see.


If jumping from place to place in the famous Dublin Temple Bar isn’t for you, then a visit to Christ Church Cathedral is a more cultural solution. Founded c.1028, Christ Church Cathedral is the spiritual heart of the city, and one of the top visitor attractions in Dublin. Explore the medieval crypt, the largest in Ireland, and the earliest surviving structure in the city.


The building facade of Trinity College is among many constructed since the foundation of the College on March 13th, 1592. The design is attributed to Theodore Jacobsen, a London-based amateur architect, with the collaboration of Henry Keene and John Sanderson.With so many historical figures passing through the education ranks of Trinity, such as Oscar Wilde, Schrödinger and Bram Stoker. It is a brilliant stop off for an educational section to your tour around Dublin City Center.After immersing yourself in Trinity College, visit the Book of Kells exhibit in the grounds, one of the most important highlights of Irish heritage dating back to the ninth century Once you reach the actual book, take as long as you’d like to look over its pages.


Along a stretch of the Dublin Bay coastline lies the award-winning heritage town of Malahide. Visit Malahide Castle, the marina, world-class pubs, cafes and restaurants with scenic, sandy beach views.The town has many Georgian buildings dotted around, with some of Ireland’s notable residents living in this cosy seaside town. The Castle’s central park is an excellent location for rambling about and taking in some fresh air. 


The stunning fishing village of Howth is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll. Fishing boats and yachts grace the marina while birds and sea life entertain as you look out to the Irish Sea.Take a hike up Howth Head Walk and reward yourself with the catch of the day at one of the many seafront restaurants. Explore Howth Castle ground and walk around the beautiful gardens before coming back to settle into our luxurious Knights Bar. 

Phoenix Park 

Home to Dublin Zoo, the residency of the American Ambassador, the President of Ireland, and so much more. The Phoenix Park is a perfect stop on your trip to Dublin City Center. It’s quite accessible by public transport from the hotel also. 

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