Castle Durrow Grounds Walking Tour is a 1 mile loop trail located near the city of Durrow. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A leisurely stroll around a castle with a rich history. Built in 1712, Castle Durrow has been called 'a piece of Irish history embodied in stone'. Approximately 90 minutes from Dublin on the Dublin-Cork M8 motorway in County Laois, the magnificent building stands in a commanding position in the centre of Durrow village overlooking the beautiful river Erkina. Following Castle Durrow's purchase in 1998 by Peter and Shelley Stokes, the castle has been transformed into an elegant 48-bedroomed country house hotel unlike any in Ireland. Set amid 30 acres of manicured gardens, woodlands, orchards and paddocks, Castle Durrow is a unique fusion of Queen Anne, Victorian and Georgian styles. We invite you to take a walk around its grounds taking in the best that the castle has to offer with the walk passing by the river, the 'kissing tree', the herb garden and the 'Good South' garden. Coupled with this fine scenery is a compelling story of the previous owners and of the area itself.