Travel & Leisure magazine

  • Ashford Castle in Cong has been voted the number one resort hotel in the UK and Ireland by readers of leading US travel magazine Travel & Leisure.

    Readers praised its beautiful property and the "magical experience" of the 13th-century Mayo castle.

    Seven other Irish hotels made the top 10 list.

    Tourism Ireland says the accolades are extremely welcome as the industry looks to plan for the recovery of overseas tourism.