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Glenveagh National Park

Address: Main entrance on R251 | Church Hill, Ireland
Phone Number: 074-37090
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Castles, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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21 reviews 21 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

When we were in Donegal, a browse around Glenveigh National Park became more that just a pleasant experience. The shuttle bus gave us an opportunity to visit much more of the park than we had first planned. The scenery all along the area was a treat and the visit was well worthwhile.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Glenveagh National Park is one of the most spectacular areas in Donegal. From the visitor centre, detailing the history of the area, to Glenveagh Castle itself, the park is a wonderful place to visit. The more energetic can walk form the visitor centre to the castle, along a roadway which runs along the side of the lough. If your'e not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Can easily spend nearly a full day here if the weather is kind with all the different trails and gardens to look at. There is a shuttle bus available at the visitor centre to take you to the castle but we decided to walk the 4km as you get to take in all the views on offer. Wear comfortable shoes!!

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We decided to make a "quick" detour to Glenveaugh National Park on our way to Coleraine from Westport. It was worth the drive and visit. The weather was perfect with clear skies...it did begin to mist a bit for a short period of time, but didn't ruin our trip. We also went to the castle and gardens which were well... More 

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Killinchy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had a perfect cold but sunny winter's day to explore Glenveagh and spent the entire day here walking, visiting the castle and eating in the tearoom. We were keen and happy to get walking so we walked the 4 km to the castle (bus is 1.5 euro each way). On arrival we were just in time for a tour... More 

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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I recently visited this national park with my mother as we were staying in letterkenny for a few days we walked the 4km to the castle (felt more than 4km) and got the bus back which was €1.50 each! The castle itself it stunning and the gardens are beautiful to walk around almost like something from a movie! We also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

If you have been in a car traveling through County Donegal, you need to stop at this location and enjoy an afternoon hike and see the castle in the park. The hike from the park entrance "visitor's center" to the castle is 2.5 miles walking path. The path is well maintained. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The walk and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a beautiful piece of Ireland. A must see if you are in the north. Take time here to walk around the grounds and take in the history. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Beautiful place fir all ages-i never get tired if going there. Gardens are beautifully kept and walks by the lake are bliss.

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Galway, Ireland
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We arrived late to the park and was so sad we did, as we could have stayed there all day, it was that breathtaking. We did have enough time though to hop on the bus up to the castle and walk around the grounds. I'd definitely recommend walking up around the back of the castle to the hill above for... More 

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