Hastings Culloden Hotel
This is 5 star. This is red carpet romance. Platinum standard pleasure. This is something very special indeed.
Nestled high in the Holywood hills and overlooking Belfast Lough, is the Hastings Group's most luxurious hotel, The Culloden Estate & Spa. Originally built as an official palace for the Bishops of Down, this stunning spot, set in 12 acres of secluded gardens, is the jewel in the crown of County Down. Come for business. Indulge in an ESPA Spa treatment. Head for Royal Belfast Golf Club.
Let this be your home from home while you stay with us, albeit a stately home.
Today the Culloden Estate and Spa is one of the finest and most distinguished 5 star hotels in Northern Ireland, but not everyone is aware that this majestic Gothic mansion is steeped in history!
The Culloden was built in 1876 by a Mr. William Auchinleck Robinson, JP and former MP. It took two and a half years to complete, and most of the stone came from Scotland by boat, arriving in the County Down fishing village of Portaferry and being brought to the site by horse and cart.
Mr Robinson carefully chose his site in Cultra within the townland of Craigavad, and only 6 miles from the centre of Belfast. He was conscious of the fact that its situation on the Eastern side of Belfast Lough had certain climatic advantages. The site benefited from the shelter of the Holywood Hills, and the cold North and North Easterly winds seemed to loose their strength as they crossed the expanse of the Lough before reaching Craigavad. Consequently the locality's temperature was about 3 degrees higher than in Belfast!
Additional Information & Facilities
- Air-Conditioned Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Family Rooms
- Fitness Suite
- Garden for Guest Use
- Ground Floor Room Available
- Laundry Facilities
- Meeting Room
- Private Parking
- Restaurant on Premises
- Rural Setting
- TV in Rooms