Visiting Tipperary's Scenic Sites stay with us at the 4 star Anner Hotel
Visitng local attractions in Tipperary, stay with us here at the 4 star Anner Hotel, where our private grounds are surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens,
Set on the outskirts of Thurles , the hotel boasts 92 bedrooms all tastefully decorated in restful tones, extensive conference facilities are available, as well as Private Dining, Conference and Banqueting Suites, Eds Bar & Bistro, Seasons Restaurant, extensive Leisure Centre with 18M swimming pool, Kiddies pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gymnasium, and our beautifully appointed Wedding Banqueting Suite.
Tipperary seems to have been at one time a county that was the hub of ancient architecture. It is now littered with castles and ancient buildings. Visit the medieval and celtic collection of ruins at the Rock of Cashel which have sweeping pastoral views or check out Cahir Castle which is an imposing 12th-century fortress sitting on an island in the River Suir. Cahir Castle has been used an iconic filming location from as far back as Stanley Kubrick's 1975 drama Barry Lyndon and John Boorman's Excalibur, to more recent epics like David Lowery's The Green Knight and Ridley Scott's The Last Duel.
The Rock of Cashel described by Lonely Planet as "one of Ireland's most spectacular historic sites: a prominent green hill, banded with limestone outcrops, rising from a grassy plain and bristling with ancient fortifications" is well worth a visit and is open all year round only closing between 24th and 26th of December.
Swiss Cottage in Cahir which is a beautifully constructed “Cottage Orné” built in the 1800. It houses a stylish spiral staircase and detailed Parisian wallpaper manufactured by the Dufour factory. Well worth a visit as the house is inspired by nature and this is evident in such things as the curving thached roof, the external woodwork resembling branched trees, and the natural themes on the wallpaper and other internal furnishings.
Holycross Abbey is part of Ireland's Ancient East trail and guided tours of the Abbey are available everySunday at 2.30pm, March to September inclusive. You can come along to the cloister area and join this tour at 2.30pm without pre-booking.
Nenagh Castle rising to a height of 100 feet,Nenagh Castle boasts the finest cylindrical keep in Ireland.The castle was initially built as a military castle between 1200 and 1220. It was at Nenagh Castle in 1336, that a peace treaty was signed between James the 1st Earl of Ormond and a representative of the O'Kennedy family. More than 600 years later the treaty was preseted as a gift to US President John F Kennedy during his state visit to Ireland in 1963. It is now housed in the JFK library in Massachusetts. The medieval landmark is hughely significant to Ireland's histoical past. a treasure of Ireland's Ancient East not to be missed. Free admission and free guided tours.