In early 2015, Belmond purchased 10 carriages and a locomotive and set out to create an entirely unique adventure. After finessing the mechanical engineering, the carriages were taken to Brodie’s in Kilmarnock, Scotland to be painted a signature midnight blue with silver livery.
Back across the Irish Sea in County Antrim, a team of 40 skilled craftsmen spent 35,000 hours making the interiors. Reflecting the rich Georgian architecture of Dublin, all furnishings were locally sourced. Hand-crafted stone counters are from Dublin, while wool-blend carpets are from Ulster. Our symbol of the Celtic knot can be found in all the small details and each carriage features the tartan of its namesake county.
Each day promises a new adventure with a range of sensational excursions. Delve into the country’s rich history with tours to Blarney Castle, Ashford Castle, and Kylemore Abbey. Feel the thriving culture of Galway or the tranquility of old-world Waterford. Be swept up in the ethereal natural beauty of Connemara National Park after a morning of falconry. Savour an authentic taste of the country with an interactive tour at the Jameson Experience. On Belmond Grand Hibernian, memorable moments are never in short supply.
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