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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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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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northern ireland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
7 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Belfast
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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Derry, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is heaven. Acres of landscaped gardens carved out of the spectacular Donegal wilderness. The setting couldn't be more breathtaking - mountains, lakes, deer, golden eagles blah blah blah. The mock baronial castle I can take or leave but some might be impressed. I visit every year and it never fails to deliver.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Visited Glenveagh today with a group of language students. We were very well looked after with courteous staff. Spent three hours here and could have stayed longer. Great day out.

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Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Loved the scenery and the castle and the lovely walk to and from the castle. The coffee shop was gorgeous and had a treat after our walk. We walked round the beautiful gardens and took some wonderful pictures of the scenery and some family photos too.

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