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“Beautiful scenery in the heart of Donegal”

Glenveagh National Park
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Glenveagh National Park is a great spot to explore the Derryveagh Mountains and Lough Veagh. The castle and grounds are well maintained and are a great place to stop, explore and grab some lunch while exploring the surroundings on the new walking trails.

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Fantastic place, beautiful mountains, lakes and castle. I wish I had more time than just one day to explore all of the trails.
There is a shuttle bus to and from castle, if you are to tired.
Don't forget your student card, you will get half price.

Thank Berezaa
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Great service, visitor centre gave precise and friendly information. Baby changing facilities. Free movie, short and interesting. Exhibition about wildlife for free. Shuttle bus or great walkway (around 45 min with photostops one way) to castle. Well sign posted, terrain wheel-chair friendly, safe, spectacular views. Walk it at least one way, you can take bus back if you are tired. For good walkers there are plenty more walks to choose from, visitor centre will give you all info. Viewpoint walk beside caste recommended, around 1,5 h, take your camera! Gardens amazing, very exotic. Guided tour good value and interesting. Tour guide Anna friendly and full of stories. This visit will take less than an hour and is very much worth it. Tearooms not huge selection, but good food, especially soup with home-made bread. Nice cakes.
If you don't have much time, go there just for 1 hour, walk about to take photos of mountains and lake (good view from shuttle bus stop point).
A half day would give you time to explore the castle and a small walk around garden. A full day can be easily filled with the longer walks and an enjoyable lunch in the tearooms.
Free car park. Driving time from Letterkenny 35 min, well signposted.
Staff deserve a special mention. If you want interaction, they will chat to you and help you organise your day. If you just wan to enjoy nature you can go straight to the lake. Good that Ireland has places like this. A must-see in Donegal.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Visited glenveagh today 1st April it was really busy and deservedly so crowds a the castle, in the gardens, tearooms and visitors centre. We so enjoyed the gardens, walks and as others have mentioned the bedrooms deserve a special mention as the quality of the produce all homemade is excellent and good value for money. Keep up the good work well done to all involved.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Just back from a day at Glenveagh. With a light dusting of snow on the hilltops, the scenery was outstanding. I have been there a number of times before and have always enjoyed the experience but the added walks have really added to the experience. In the past, walkers had to share the road to the castle with the shuttle buses. The new pathway separates traffic and walkers and really adds to the experience. There are a variety of walks depending on energy levels. Those who are less able can pay for the shuttle bus from the reception centre to the castle. Good catering at either end and toilets are clean. As an attraction, this can rank with any I have seen elsewhere in the world.

Thank GMac012
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