Paradise Found: The best of both worlds with Ashford Castle X the Merrion Hotel

Live a life of luxury for four nights with two 5-star stays at Ashford Castle and the Merrion Hotel

The Merrion Hotel dates back to the 1760s but beautifully blends the historic and the modern

Given the choice between a countryside escape or a city break which would you go for? The countryside offers peace and tranquillity, unspoilt stretches of coast, and small towns full of character scattered among rolling hills while the city offers a lively atmosphere, historic sights and world-class eateries. Very often picking a holiday destination boils down to deciding which category you belong in.

But in a silver lining of sorts, this past year and the ...