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Glenveagh National Park

Main entrance on R251 | Church Hill, Ireland
074-37090
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Type: Castles, National Parks
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you have a car you will enjoy a tour of this area of Donegal the wild scenery is something quite unlike the rest of the county. Mt. Errigal is simply spectacular and the valley equally splendid. The visitor centre is free and has toilet facilities, although on our visit we were disappointed that the restaurant was closed (a cup... More

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Philadelphia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Is there anything in Donegal that's not beautiful? Glenveagh is a bit out of the way - in a northwest corner of this northwest county of Ireland - but worth the travel time if you want a place to walk into wild beauty. There is a bus to take you about - to the gentleman's castle, Visitor's Center, cafeteria and... More

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Dungloe, Donegal, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I have Ben to Glenveagh many times over the years and I have to say it is beautiful no matter what time of the year you go. The walks around Glenveagh are stunning and not too difficult and well worth doing if you can. If you don't want to walk the little bus will run you up to the castle... More

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Liverpool
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Awesome. But you need to do a proper walk up the lock. You don't need to be a walker. The path is well made and easy to walk on. There are no steep hills and very few people venture along the path by the lock. Why I do not know.

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leeds
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I visited in 2012 and 2013 and I have just booked a month long holiday in 2014 and plan to visit Glenveagh many times. It is beautiful, make sure you visit the castle as the gardens are so pretty. The views are fabulous. The visitor centre is also worth a visit, and the staff are great. Plan to have lunch... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Nice walk along the lake to the Castle and its Garden. Don't hesitate to stop at the visitor centre where you will find a very friendly staff who will give you great advise for the rest of your stay in Donegal. We climbed the Mont Errigal the next day (tricky path and very wet at the beginning, but amazing view... More

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Donegal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I live 20 minutes away from this delightful park, and I don't visit it enough, having only been there twice in the past year. It is a wonderful place, with a well-run visitors centre, beautiful paved walk along the lake to the castle, lovely good-value tea-rooms, and lovely gardens. It's great for adults of course, but also loads of nooks... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We have driven past the signs for this park several times and never ventured in. This time we were expecting a locked gate because we had read that the park is closed in winter months. Wrong! It used to close but now stays open. We were delighted to find a large car park and a very helpful set of information... More

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Castlewellan, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

It is very hard to put this place into words. It is a great place for walkers and families to visit. I only had a day here but I very much plan to take a visit again in the future. The lake is amazing and the castle and the Gardens are well worth a visit and good value at 5... More

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Alveston, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This is a very unspoiled area in the middle of nowhere. I can recommend a visit and you should take advantage of the views by walking up the hill behind the castle. If you park at the visitors centre, you can walk or take a frequent bus to the castle and back. The gardens are pretty but unexpected in the... More

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