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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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Letterkenny, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I parked my car in the car park and walked to the castle grounds, from there I walked to the waterfall, lovely scenery and a nice day out.

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you visit County Donegal in North West Ireland this is a must, the park with stunning scenery as well as a baroque castle makes for a great day out. As you arrive you can either take a shuttle bus, walk or cycle to the castle (depending on how fit you are) to the castle and survey a series of... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

At every turn in the road you can see are miles upon miles of never ending mountains. It's lonely and dramatic but the roads are surprisingly good and well surfaced.

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Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Well worth a visit, amazing scenery, lovely gardens and lots of walking routes. Go on a nice day though!

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Waterford, Ireland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Like all aspects of life, most things look so much better in beautiful sunshine. The day we visited Glenveagh National Park, the sun shone so warm and brightly and lit up all the wonderful trees, plants and flowers in this wonderful natural parkland. Such contrasts too. From the rocky, barren open countryside to the lush planting that surrounded the fabulous... More

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County Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A well defined and enjoyable walk from the visitor centre to the castle. Stunning views along the way and plenty of caterpillars, damselflies and dragonflies to keep the children chasing along the path. Fully intend to go back once the children are a bit older so we can tackle some of the more demanding walks.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Scenery is magnificent and extreme. We hired bikes which was really reasonably priced and was a brilliant way to get around with the children (no complaining about walking!). The cafe was lovely and staff were very helpful. The gardens ate beautifully laid out and it is well worth a visit.

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Issoire, France
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Small and narrow roads with grass in the middle, beautiful landscapes, in the middle of the wild. Take R254, a nice footpath follows a valley till the castle, with nice waterfalls. It's aso possible to go walking in the hills, climbing Astaleen waterfall. Difficult to walk in the crag : you'll need good shoes and hiking-pools. Sometimes, you will have... More

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Donegal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visited here for the first time which is a shame on my part as it's only just over an hours drive away I was very impressed with the modern visitor centre which has loads of information and exhibits and has a very reasonably priced restaurant. You could spend all day in the park with loads of walks and information signs... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Just Spent a fabulous day in Glenveagh National park with my family. I would thoroughly recommend this attraction as it is one of the most beautiful places in Ireland never mind Donegal. It was a beautiful day so we decided to hire the bicycles available to explore the park. My only disappointment was when we wanted to take a look... More

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