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Glenveagh Castle, Letterkenny
(4.7/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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. A visit to Glenveagh Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Letterkenny itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Once again we had a great time as a family at glenveagh. Walked out on path and got bus back to visitor centre due to rain.. tearooms again top class.. 
  • This is a beautiful castle set in the grounds of Donegals national park Gleanveagh, there is a nice walk up to the castle and also a shuttle bus service so if youre tired you dont have to walk back! 
  • Amazing scenery on walk to castle. The weather on this particular weekend was beautiful which always helps