Donegal’s 5 star Lough Eske Castle has been named the Number One Luxury Hotel in Ireland.

The hotel topped a travel-inspiring list by The Times today and was hailed as the best residence for lakeside romance.

Lough Eske Castle is no stranger to awards. In recent years it was crowned the second best hotel in Ireland in the Condé Nast Traveler, as well as Ulster Spa of the Year.

In today’s article, The Times highlighted the castle’s historical origins, as well as its new additions including the Father Browne bar.

The hotel team said they were ‘honoured’ to be placed at the top of a grouping of beautiful hotels.

Lough Eske Castle can be found nestled within a 43 acre wooded estate hugging the shores of Lough Eske, at the base of the Bluestack Mountains, just ten minutes’ drive from Donegal Town.