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Address: Main entrance on R251, Ireland
Phone Number: 074-37090
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The Magic of Glenveagh

If you’ve got time while in Donegal, a trip to Glenveagh National Park, a remote valley, is worth the trip to experience this beautiful wilderness. The park consists of 16000... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you’ve got time while in Donegal, a trip to Glenveagh National Park, a remote valley, is worth the trip to experience this beautiful wilderness. The park consists of 16000 hectares of mountains, lakes, woods and bog, and to get a taste of the beauty a gentle 8 km walk (roundtrip) from the visitors center to Glenveagh Castle is truly... More 

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Thank Andree
County Donegal, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a wonderful haven of nature at its best,transport laid on for the extensive tours.the historical aspect alone is so so interesting.the guides are excellent

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Thank brb0yle
Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming up to Glenveagh for years especially at bank holidays. We were thrilled to discover the Education Centre this autumn which was open to famillies. They've been putting on the same music, craft stalls and so on for far too long. This is a hidden gem .... i cant understand why its not been opened before. This... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have limited mobility so opted not to tour the castle but the grounds & gardens were accessible. A minibus from the visitor centre to the castle was available for the sum of just €2 pp. as we are pensioners. We visited the gardens & tea rooms on our own but guided tours were available - I just prefer to... More 

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Gweedore, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Come for the history, stay for the views. This is a park that we are very much proud of, steeped in history, you can almost hear the fighting that went on in the hills that surround this stunning castle. There are plenty of different difficulty grade walks around the castle and visitor cr and the gardens are truly a must... More 

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Madera, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Walk (4 kilometers) from the visitor center or take the shuttle (2 euro) The trails at the castle are scenic and one is a challenge. All have great views of the lake. Did not go in the castle, looks a bit modern, but I am sure it would be intresting. Two hour minimum to enjoy the park. Be advised, letter... More 

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This is a stunning location and we were fortunate to get beautiful weather on the day. The gentleman at reception was extremely helpful and told us to ask them to ring for a wheelchair friendly bus when he sold us the tickets for the bus back. We opted to walk down and get the bus back to allow us time... More 

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New Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

My wife had spoken to a lady in Letterkenny and she suggested the Glenveagh National Park was a place to see. My wife and I were on a Self-Drive tour of Ireland so we had transportation and within an hour we arrived at the park. The castle and park are located in the north western area of Ireland in County... More 

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Armadale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

This is such a beautiful place to visit with several different walks and an excellent Visitor Centre. It's well laid out and it's about 3 - 4k to the castle. Plenty to explore and admire.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

lovely gardens and walkway surrounding the castle, nice location for picnic, just beautiful views, nature at its finest

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