Palace Hotels: Dromoland Castle, County Clare, Ireland
Dromoland, with its towers, turrets, and suits of armor, dates back to 1014. Your room is appointed with ornate furniture, vibrant fabrics, and fairy-tale garden views. While you’re there, try your hand at the regal art of falconry.
Dromoland Castle, Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare, 353/(0) 61-368-144. From $655. dromoland.ie. This story appeared in the July/August 2011 issue.