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Donegal Town

Trip Planner Europe  /  Ireland  /  County Donegal  /  Donegal Town
(4.1/5 based on 1,900+ reviews for top 20 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, nightlife, sightseeing
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast. Explore its scenic harbor, popular beaches, and stone remnants that speak to the area's history, including the famous abbey. Though the town's restored Gaelic castle draws many visitors here, its vibrant streets are equally appealing. Visit the pubs and cafes of the town's historical center, called The Diamond, which is a haven for artists, musicians, and poets. Add Donegal Town and other destinations in Ireland to your travel plans using our Ireland vacation generator.
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Where to stay in Donegal Town

The tourist center of Ireland's northernemost region, Donegal Town boasts a number of hotels, hostels, and comfortable accommodations. The lodging here makes it a viable base for discovering the rugged wilderness of the county's coastline. Though there aren't many luxury options in the region, affordable hotels and traditional bed and breakfasts are plentiful in Donegal. Locals recommend staying close to the center of town, unless you want to upgrade to a more indulgent option in Lough Eske, a few kilometers away.
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