The Irish province of Leinster is a major draw for travellers, for whom an ideal base would be in one of the many excellent Kildare County hotels. This area has so much to offer, not least its position as the centre of the country's Grand Canal network. You can find the perfect hotel for yourself with great member benefits, by booking exclusively with HotelClub. The nearest airport to the county is in Dublin, around 43 kilometres away.
One of your first stops should be in Kildare itself, at Saint Brigids Cathedral and adjoining Round Tower. Make the effort to climb the steep steps, once you get your breath back you will quickly lose it again, with the breathtaking views available, looking out over the immediate area and beyond. The early 18th century Castletown House in Celbridge is certainly worthy of a guided tour. Great fun is guaranteed at the Ballinafagh Maze, where you can literally get lost in the splendour of the surrounds.
One of Kildare's favourite son's is the famous Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and at the Athy Heritage museum there is a fabulous exhibition of associated collectables on permanent display. Any steam engine enthusiast will simply adore the museum at Straffan, with dozens on show in an absolutely gorgeous old church, making it doubly appealing. If you are in the county towards the end of June any year, you will become embroiled in the delights of horse racing, and the Irish Derby in particular. Run at the Curragh and dominating the county for a week or so, it is Ireland’s premier race, creating a wonderful spectacle and a real treat to be involved in.
With sleek accommodations nestled amidst more than 280 acres of nature wonders, Killashee House Hotel makes for an ideal base for travellers looking to discover this part of Ireland. Patrons at... More
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