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Glenveagh National Park

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Address: Main entrance on R251, Ireland
Phone Number: 074-37090
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This is a great to spend the best part of a day . The walk to the castle is entirely along the lake , with hills around , and is stunning. We are in our 60s, of average fitness... read more

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ballymena n . ireland
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ballymena n . ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great to spend the best part of a day . The walk to the castle is entirely along the lake , with hills around , and is stunning. We are in our 60s, of average fitness, and walked to and from the castle, which is 8km in total. The walk is not difficult. A regular shuttle bus... More 

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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved Glenveagh. The kids enjoyed the beautiful gardens and most of all the castle tour which was very interesting and informative. It was a lovely way to spend the afternoon and good value too. 10 euro for a family house tour and the grounds were free. you can also pay 3 euro return for a shuttle bus from the... More 

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Gloucester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We didn't do this place justice but just enough time to enjoy two fabulous 99 ice creams and a quick walk part way along the route to the castle. What we did see was absolutely beautiful. This is one of those places that you know you will be back later in life to see the whole thing.

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Thank ChrisGandTheBean
Letterkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic place , castle are very interested, lots of flowers. Great cafe shop. Its option to go to the castle by bus or bicycle

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Thank Karolina501
Waterford, Ireland
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's important to note that access to everything here is FREE with the EXCEPTION of the castle itself which requires booking a guided tour and is necessary to fully enjoy the tour. People can choose to walk 4km each way or pay for a bus to ease the burden on one or both legs of the excursion while taking in... More 

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Thank James69_13
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An easy walk down to the castle for anyone of reasonable fitness! A really interesting tour round the castle - the guide was excellent and the views were spectacular!

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Thank Aileen W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What I really love...the castle's gardens. So many beautiful flowers. And you can sit in nice Café, where they have lovely carrot cake. And the walk to castle was ok...but buses...again?! I think 4km to castle is not so long walk.

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Thank Lucka K
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite living only about 45 minutes from Glenveagh, I had never been before. It's one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited: the water, the hills, everything was stunning, even though the weather shuffled between rain and sun. I wish I had planned the visit better so that we could have had more time to walk around (we took... More 

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Thank Jenna M
Limavady, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited Glenveagh shortly after it opened to the public taking a school party mainly for a visit to the grounds as part of their biology studies. We did visit the house and were shown around by a teenage girl who was living there at the time - mother was the house keeper. Since then I have visited many... More 

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Thank David F
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not sure what to expect but the castle and surroundings are beautiful - definitely worth a visit. The castle tour is very good value and the host is lovely and very knowledgeable. Make sure you leave enough time to have walks around the grounds and visit the cafe. There are a wide range of flowers, trees and views... More 

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