GUINNESS TOWER

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Rated 3 out of 5

Described as a hidden gem due to it being surrounded by tall trees in a woodland area near Ashford Castle in Cong, the Guinness tower, otherwise known as Leonard’s tower, is like a castle out of a fairytale.

The tower was built by Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness on the grounds of Ashford Castle in 1864 and it stand’s over 20 metres in height. There is a steep climb on a spiral staircase to the top but you are rewarded by stunning tree tops views over the Ashford Estate.

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53.537155, -9.295245

Guinness Tower

GALLERY

REVIEWS

Fairy Tale Tower

Rated 4 out of 5
October 13, 2022

Easy accessible from the Abbey, situated in woods with most remarkable ancient trees.

Ingo

Accessible via foot from Cong village

Rated 4 out of 5
August 15, 2022

No parking immediately nearby, but easily walked in 20 minutes through lush forest from Cong. While there are no views beyond treetops, it’s a nicely constructed tower & worth a climb.

Dana Wurtz
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