Activities

Whether it’s a relaxing break with your better half, a family vacation, business trip or a weekend away with friends, when you stay at Bellinter House there are an abundance of activities for you to explore.

The grounds at Bellinter House are extensive and have sweeping lawns, ancient trees and a number of secluded spots to relax and laze. There is a labyrinth of local footpaths and trails to explore and wellingtons are available for guests to borrow. We have listed below some additional activities that maybe of interest to you.

The Bathhouse Spa

No trip to Bellinter House is complete without a visit to the Bathhouse Spa. Follow our link to find out more about our onsite facilities and special offers.

Fishing

The River Boyne runs right along the grounds of Bellinter House and has a good run of salmon and sea trout especially between the start of Summer and early Autumn.

The majority of game angling is controlled by Angling Associations and therefore permits are required. For more details please contact our team directly on 046-9030900 or visit their website.

Golf

The County of Meath offers many exceptional golf courses for a  golfing enthusiast to explore. The below courses are all located less than one hour away and have all featured under the top 100 Irish Golf Courses (Golf Digest 2017).

  • Royal Tara Golf Club
  • Headfort Golf Club
  • Knightsbrook Golf Club
  • Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club
  • O’Meara and Montgomerie Golf Course
  • County Louth Golf Club (Baltray) - Up 2
  • Luttrellstown Castle Golf & Country Club
  • Killeen Castle
  • Portmarnock
  • K Club
  • Portmarnock Golf Club (Old)
  • County Louth Golf club Baltray

To find out more about these courses and green fees, please email reservations@bellinterhouse.com

Horse Riding

For an exciting day at the races, why not visit Fairy House in Ratoath, Navan Racecourse, Laytown or Bellewstown racecourse. Details of fixtures for horse-racing in Co. Meath can be found here.

There are also many equestrian centres throughout County Meath where you can visit during your stay including Royal Meath Equestrian Centre, Brookfield Stables, Pelletstown Riding Centre, Collistown Equestrian Centre, Broadmeadow Equestrian Centre and Kells Equestrian Centre to name a few. 

Painting, Mindfulness, Pilates and Yoga Workshops

Group activities can be ran for our guests on a request basis, including painting courses (one to one and groups), Mindfulness sessions, Pilates and Yoga Classes. To arrange this please contact reservations in advance of your arrival. Minimum numbers are required for some of these activities.

Walking Trails

Many of our guests enjoy a leisurely walk around our grounds and Bective Abbey. For the more adventurous the following trails are also very popular:

Hot Air Balloon

Make a magical dream come true and take a hot air balloon ride from our grounds at Bellinter House. This can be organised with a local company, however please be aware this activity is very much weather dependent.

 

Irelands Ancient East

Bellinter House is ideally located in the heart of the Boyne Valley, a focal point of Irelands Ancient East. Use your time at Bellinter House wisely and explore some of the following magnificent heritage sites.

  • Ardmulchan Church
  • Battle of the Boyne Site
  • Beaulieu House and Gardens
  • Bective Garden
  • Bru na Boinne – Newgrange and Knowth
  • Dongahmore Round Tower and Cemetery
  • Donaghpatrick Church
  • Drogheda Museum, Milmount
  • Duleek Abbey
  • Francis Ledwidge Museum
  • Highlanes Gallery
  • Hill of Slane
  • Hill of Tara
  • Kells Town and Monastic Sites
  • Loughcrew Cairns and Gardens
  • Monasterboice
  • Navan Town
  • Newtown Monuments
  • Old Mellifont Abbey
  • Patrickstown View
  • Slane Castle and Village
  • St Marys Abbey
  • St Peters Church
  • Townley Hall
  • Trim Castle and Trim Town

For more details on these sites, please visit their website.

Shopping

Take a trip into Navan or Trim and explore some of the unique individually owned boutiques, alternatively head to nearby Blanchardstown Shopping Centre or Dublin City Centre for a day of shopping or further afield is Kildare Village – where you can enjoy designer outlet shopping with up to 60% off. 

Visit Dublin

Dublin is little over a half hour away, why not use Bellinter House as a base to explore Dublin’s many attractions; Phoenix Park, The National Aquatic Centre, Dublin Zoo, Trinity College, The Guinness Store House and Stephens Green to name a few.

Other local attractions include:

  • Adventure Sports Navan
  • Boyne Boats
  • Boyne Valley Activities
  • Causey Farm
  • Celtic Adventures
  • Cultural Tourism Ireland
  • Fantasia Bettystown
  • Irish Military War Museum
  • Lismullin School of Culinary & Home Arts
  • Loughcrew Adventure Centre
  • Newgrange Falconry
  • Outdoor Activities at Rock Farm Slane
  • Puddenhill Activity Centre
  • Rathbeggan Lakes Heritage & Adventure Park
  • The Zone
  • WhiteRiver Karting

To find out more on these activities please visit their website or email our team at reservations@bellinterhouse.com

Car Service Arrangements

There is an abundance of activities that you can enjoy and locations to explore during your stay at Bellinter House. For advice on arranging transport whilst staying in Bellinter House please contact us directly by emailing reservations@bellinterhouse.com. We have a list of contacts that we would be happy to provide you with.

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