Glenveagh Castle, Letterkenny

Experience the serene environment at Glenveagh Castle, a Baronial-style mansion in the Glenveagh National Park. Captain John George Adair built the castle around 1870 and developed the original structure and gardens with his wife, Cornelia Wadsworth Ritchie. Tour the site where Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, and Clark Gable (among others) spent their vacations. Take in views of the mountains, lakes, and forests while exploring the grounds. Stop by the visitor center for more information on the castle and gardens, which were given to Ireland in 1981. Make your Letterkenny itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • A lovely 4 kms walk from the visitor's centre to the castle. Even though it was cold it was worth going. There is also a bus service for those pressed for time or who cannot walk far. Lovely gardens t...  more »
  • The Castle has a tour, paid, that leads by the rooms of the Castle where you can glimpse a little of the life of the time. Is very worthwhile!
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  • Lovely walk to the castle. Nice view along the water. Outside gardens very relaxing. Guided tour took you room to room with details abt the family. Great food at the cafe!  more »
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  • We loved this place beautiful castle and great surroundings gardens are well looked after. hill climbs are a must to view the amazing views.we payed for the bus to take us up as had 5 kids but would recommend either walk up or back if capable. The tour around the castle is about 45mins and well worth the price.
  • Unexpectedly lovely day out exploring the fascinating Scottish-style castellated country house and it’s great gardens (even at this post-winter, pre-summer stage). The only disappointment for our 6yo was the gift shop not being open.
  • Great place to visit, stunning views and lovely gardens
  • Grate day out for a family
  • The walk up to the Castle, only to walk away and not with Visitor Center shuttles, is superb and very easy. Magnificent points of view along the way. As long as the sky is a bit loaded, the colors are simply magical! Arriving on foot, through the great park surrounding the Castle. We did not visit the inside of the Castle but outside views are impressive and there are enough to make beautiful pictures.
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