Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

Spectacularly preserved, this historic medieval home boasts a rich architectural heritage and soaring Gothic interiors. 2014 Ultimate House Hunt Historical Home Winner.
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Photo By: Ganly Walters, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Ganly Walters, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Ganly Walters, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Ganly Walters, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Ganly Walters, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Ganly Walters, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Ganly Walters, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Ganly Walters, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Ganly Walters, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Ganly Walters, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Ganly Walters, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Ganly Walters, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Ganly Walters, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Ganly Walters, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

One of Ireland's most historically significant castles, Tulira boasts a rich architectural heritage. Historians believe Tulira is the only Irish castle that was never invaded, attacked or ransacked. A large stone set over the main castle door dates the Victorian addition to 1882.

Banquet Hall: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

The banqueting hall sits on the top floor of the medieval tower. The Gothic architecture fulfills its purpose of filtering light into the space. The soaring ceiling and pointed arches also reflect this dramatic style.

Kitchen: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

Located in the east wing, the fully furnished and equipped kitchen centers around a royal blue AGA stove and cooktop. Beautiful marble tiles adorn the floor, and stained glass sparkles in the expansive windows.

Staircase: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

The main window in the great hall remained open until 2000 when the magnificent 12-piece stained glass was added. The design comes from the work of English architect Augustus Pugin.

Great Hall: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

The castle centers around the monumental great hall. Architectural details include a 40-foot-high timber ceiling, marble columns, carved stone capitals and a stained glass window. The chimney was envisioned by Augustus Pugin who also designed the Palace of Westminster, where Britain's houses of parliament meet.

Tulira Castle, Ireland: Fireplace Sitting

Tulira Castle, Ireland: Bedroom

Tulira Castle, Ireland: Bedroom with Green Accents

Tulira Castle, Ireland: Feminine Bedroom

Pink Bathroom: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

Five of the castle's seven bedrooms feature private en suite bathrooms. This spacious full bath includes a claw-foot tub, pedestal sink and the same pitch pine floors found throughout the rest of the home.

Tulira Castle, Ireland: Bedroom with Canopy Bed

Tulira Castle, Ireland: Exterior

Tulira Castle is a national landmark and one of the finest examples of an Irish Castle. Set upon 250 acres, Tulira Castle is without doubt one of Ireland's most historically significant castles, with a rich architectural heritage. The Castle is approached by an immaculate three-quarter-mile avenue, lined with 95 lime trees.The Castle comprises three main buildings, a medieval tower, courtyard buildings and the Victorian Castle. The original structure, a medieval tower house, rests 12th century foundations.

Tulira Castle, Ireland: Exterior

Tulira Castle, Ireland: Walled Garden

The walled garden, which was fully restored in 2006, extends to approximately 2 acres.

Tulira Castle, Ireland: Grounds

Tulira Castle, Ireland: Garden-Walk

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