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Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal

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  • A beautiful spot! We chose to walk the 4km trail from the Visitor's Center to the Castle, an easy, pretty walk along the lake shore. The have bikes for hire, too, and lots of people were riding them. ...  more »
  • A brisk walk of 2 and a half miles each way will bring you from the visitor's centre to the castle and back. If you prefer there is a shuttle bus for €1.50 each way. The pathway is very good quality a...  more »
  • Glenveagh National Park is beside Glenveagh Castle. The 16,500 sq.km (protected area). is really magnificent! There is a birch forest and bog area and also oak trees. Golden eagles were introduced in ...  more »
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  • Hidden gem. Beautiful unspoiled Irish countryside. The walled gardens are amazing and well looked after. The cafe in the castle itself is a good choice for food. There's a regular mini bus to bring you from visitor centre to castle but I would recommend walking to the castle and getting the bus back weather permitting. The tour is informative and completes the visit.
  • The castle is relatively modern. It looks pretty from the outside, but I did not go in. Instead I walked along the lake where you can see a waterfall at the end of the lake. The rocks and trees on the trail past the castle were rather magical. The trail from the visitor ceter to the castle though is somewhat unremarkable, so I would recommend taking a shuttle bus, especially if you are pressed in time.
  • Amazing place. The walks are paved and there's a minibus to the castle if you find some of the walk to much. On a clear day the views are incredible and you can quickly find yourself alone by leaving the main path between the main entrance and Castle. Definitely a place to go to in Donegal.
  • took the 4km 40min walk to the castle & gardens & shuttle bus back for €1.50 due to rain. worth doing the extra 1.5km for the viewpoint, steep initially but manageable. lovely tearooms & castle
  • Beautiful national park with a lake & majestic landscape. Absolutely wonderful castle with a great interior tour, gardens & rich history. Nice 45 min walk from the castle to the car park / reception area, but also has a bus service running every 15 minutes.

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