“I had a wonderful stay at Shankill Castle and can thoroughly recommend it as a place to recharge the creative batteries and maybe even get some work done. What other retreat offers three kitchen gardens to consult your Muse.”
“We enjoyed every minute in Shankill and I wrote two books while I was there.”
"This programme was one of the best experiences of my life."
"The castle is marvellous: soothing with old world quietude and brimming with character."
"Staying at Shankill Castle is an artist dream come true. Inspiration is everywhere, from the beautiful landscape, the quiet surroundings, and the warm hospitality from the lovely Cope family, it's the perfect place to create. I'm so happy with my experience there and I was able to get so much finished! I will always hold my Shankill Castle Residency close to my heart and I look forward to returning someday soon to continue writing!"