The Old Inn join Ireland’s Blue Book for 2023

The Old Inn join Ireland’s Blue Book for 2023

10 November 2022

Ireland's Blue Book is a unique collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants. Located throughout the island of Ireland, these charming and stylish hideaways are the perfect choice for your romantic escape or weekend retreat. Activities vary from golf, fishing, spas and cookery schools or just relaxing in warm and comfortable surroundings, there’s something for everyone. With a choice of elegant Georgian Manors, Stately Castles, Historic Hotels, Luxury Boutique Hotels and Designer Lodges, there is a property in the collection to suit everyone's tastes and requirements.

The Old Inn, dating back to 1614, is labelled as one of the region’s most historic hotels due in part to its links with author and 20th Century Literary icon C.S. Lewis. Nestled in the charming village of Crawfordsburn in beautiful County Down, located just 15 minutes from Belfast and 5 minutes from the seaside town of Bangor, The Old Inn is the perfect escape.

The hotel is bursting with character, from cosy corners and elegant interiors to the stunning views from the Treetop Spa over the beautiful country park.

Managing Director of The Old Inn, Colin Johnston, says “We are delighted to join such a prestigious group of unique and historic hotels and look forward to the journey ahead as part of the Blue Book family”.

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