Riding in County Wicklow. Photo by Alex Calder Between Two Ears
Bel-Air Hotel, Ashford, Co. Wicklow
Bearing the glamorous name of Bel-Air, this is a unique place to stay and to horseback ride. Nestled in historic County Wicklow, Bel-Air has a thousand acres of woodland to trek through, their own cross-country course, and an arena if you’d prefer to take riding lessons. The hotel is charmingly old fashioned, with walls adorned with photos and paintings of the local hunt, and rumors of a ghost, as well as the best cream tea for miles. Less than an hour from Dublin, you can take a day off from riding to explore the city, if you can bear to leave the tranquility of the countryside.
Prices start from €130 per person sharing for one night B&B with a two hour trek.
Find out more here: http://www.belairhotelequestrian.com/