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“Stunning”

Glenveagh National Park
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

I visited in 2012 and 2013 and I have just booked a month long holiday in 2014 and plan to visit Glenveagh many times. It is beautiful, make sure you visit the castle as the gardens are so pretty. The views are fabulous.
The visitor centre is also worth a visit, and the staff are great. Plan to have lunch there........the food is exceptional. Then go to the castle and have afternoon tea, the cakes are delicious
Glenveagh really is worth a visit

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Nice walk along the lake to the Castle and its Garden. Don't hesitate to stop at the visitor centre where you will find a very friendly staff who will give you great advise for the rest of your stay in Donegal. We climbed the Mont Errigal the next day (tricky path and very wet at the beginning, but amazing view then)

Thank William P
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

I live 20 minutes away from this delightful park, and I don't visit it enough, having only been there twice in the past year. It is a wonderful place, with a well-run visitors centre, beautiful paved walk along the lake to the castle, lovely good-value tea-rooms, and lovely gardens.

It's great for adults of course, but also loads of nooks and crannies for kids to explore.

If you are anywhere in the neighbourhood, do take a half day or day to visit this beautiful place.

Thank 0lordy
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We have driven past the signs for this park several times and never ventured in. This time we were expecting a locked gate because we had read that the park is closed in winter months. Wrong! It used to close but now stays open. We were delighted to find a large car park and a very helpful set of information boards advising, amongst other things, a Visitor Center and a Castle, neither of which we had expected. The Visitor Centre was staffed by a helpful lady who told us that, although the cafe at the centre was closed for winter, there was a teashop at the castle; she also ran a film for us in the audio-visual room which gave us some of the history of the area. We took the bus to the castle (too lazy to walk the 2.5 miles!) and the ride itself was an unrivalled scenic experience. The tour of the castle was a delight as was the food in the teashop. We meandered through the formal gardens, chatting to some of the gardeners busily working away and took loads of photographs of the wonderful autumn colours. We would thoroughly recommend a visit (of several hours duration) to this outstanding place!

Thank Don I
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

It is very hard to put this place into words. It is a great place for walkers and families to visit. I only had a day here but I very much plan to take a visit again in the future. The lake is amazing and the castle and the Gardens are well worth a visit and good value at 5 euro. The cafe is excellent and very well priced. If you travel with young children there is a good bus service as well as paths for strollers. The vistor centre is very informative on the history of the area as well as the abundance of wildlife in the park

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