The Destination: Castle Leslie Estate, Ireland

One of the stops on our road trip through Ireland was Castle Leslie Estate in Glaslough, Monaghan, only 80 minutes from Dublin and 60 minutes from Belfast. If you like history and want to experience living in a castle, this is the right place to visit. Perfect for a romantic, relaxing getaway or a wedding. After all, what’s a better place to marry your prince than in a castle! Each room is unique; bathrooms are romantically rustic and feature the first plumbed bath in Ireland and a throne toilet. I guarantee you that this will bring a certain level of adventure to your stay. Other rooms are located in The Lodge, Mews, and Cottages on the Estate. Fans of horse riding will welcome the large Equestrian center. Whether you are horse riding or just walking around, you will marvel at this stunning 1000 acres of beautiful Irish countryside, lakes and ancient trees. And when you get hungry after a day of adventure outdoors, you can choose one of many dining choices – from casual dinner to the award-winning Snaffles Restaurant, followed by a glass of wine or spirit in one of the elegant common rooms. If it was good enough for Paul McCartney to get married here, it must be good enough for everyone! PS: pack rubber boots!