Welcome to Blackwater Castle
Welcome to the home of history, heritage, nature and outdoor activities which all meet in a spectacular setting at Blackwater Castle, a twelfth Century Castle on the banks of the River Awbeg, surrounded by woodlands and a private river. Beautifully appointed suites, welcoming reception rooms, historical tours and extensive activities from zip-lining to fly fishing are all on offer at one of Ireland’s more interesting and best preserved castles. Visitors gracing the Castle down through the centuries include Mesolithic Man, Strongbow’s Men at Arms, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Michael Jackson while Oliver Cromwell and his army also passed through Castle lands. Exclusive hire, private dining and self catering holiday vacation rentals are also available.
This exceptional Castle is located in the heart of Southern Ireland nestled in the fertile hills of North Cork near the picturesque village of Castletownroche. Blackwater Castle is the original seat of the FitzHugh/Roche Family who travelled to Ireland with Strongbow in the late twelfth century (for more information on the history of the Castle click here). The Castle is located on an elevated site above the River Awbeg with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside from the Norman Tower which is reputed to be one of the best preserved keeps in Ireland. Blackwater Castle is blessed with a rich historical legacy the traces of which, dating from the early Mesolithic period, are visible today and are entertainingly and enthusiastically revealed and interpreted via guided tour with the owner Patrick Nordstrom. A stay at Blackwater Castle is a unique experience blending history and heritage with luxurious comfort, exciting activities, and beautiful scenery. Guests can be accommodated on a self catering, partial, or fully catered basis and the entire grounds of the Castle (or parts of it) are available for exclusive hire. Everything is possible here and Patrick is on hand to accommodate all requests. No matter how you choose to enjoy all that is on offer at Blackwater Castle, be it an exclusive wedding, overnight stay, adventure holiday or private dinner party, when you are here, you are at home!
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