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Glenveagh National Park

Main entrance on R251 | Church Hill, Ireland
074-37090
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, National Parks
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Crumlin, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Went here with group of 8 aged 2-76 absolutely stunning-it was the hottest day of the year so far and gardens and castle were shown off in all their glory- only cost us 14 euros for all 8 of us to travel return on the bus (which comes every 10 mins) as 3 of the kids were 6 and under... More

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Maghera, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed beautiful home made scones and pastries and also soup. Delicious and in nice surroundings and friendly helpful staff. Well done. Had to pay 3 euro for the bus up to the castle but well worth it for the banter from the well informed driver - you could walk the 2.5 miles up and 2.5 miles back.

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We hired bikes in the car park and cycled around the park for a few hours. The views from the castle are amazing. There is a lovely little cafe which has a nice affordable menu.We cycled down to the waterfall and had a picnic. A lovely way to spend the day!

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Kelowna, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was a day trip from Portnoo and the drive was amazing. We travelled through hills ,lakes, bogs and forests. Park at the Visitor Centre and walk or take the minibus to Glenveagh Castle. There is a guided tour of the castle for a reasonable cost which was very informative. There are also beautful gardens surrounding the castle. For the... More

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The tour of the castle was very good and the guide was knowledgeable about the history. The gardens are beautiful and there are some nice walks that you can take around them. I used the shuttle bus from the visitor centre to the castle the views from the bus were great so from the walk would have been even better.

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Moville, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I live in Donegal so have visited Glenveagh regularly but every time I go it still takes my breath away! WOW! Surrounded by natural beauty and many gorgeous trees, this place is worth a visit. You can also get the bus or walk to the castle which is even more spectacular. Words cannot describe the beauty of this place.

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Deutschland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stopped on our tour in Donegal for visiting Glenveagh Castle on a very rainy day. There is a bus that takes you rom the visitor centre to the castle, but with good rain clothes you should do the walk in any case. The park is beautiful and charming. The tea room serves lovely cakes and pies. But you should... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

What I loved the most about Glenveagh National Park is that it is something so different from the coastal line of Donegal and it is not overly touristy or commercialised. We did the walk to the castle which is just over 4km and it was beautiful. The only thing is is that it is a small stone path which I... More

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newtownards
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Enjoy the walk to the castle, taking minibus back if you really must. Enjoy the grandeur of yesteryear by visiting the castle.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were touring and moving on a daily basis, this is an annual trip and I was looking for different routes than previous years, I only spotted the sign for the castle as we were driving past so thought we'd pop and have a look...wow, this was stunning. beautiful loch side with lovely gardens. we didn't have time for a... More

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