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Glenveagh Castle, Letterkenny

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • Beautiful Castle. The castle may only be visited by guided tours which is well worth a visit. It was built in 1870-1873. It is a four story building and rectangular.  more »
  • Went to the glenveagh castle early January grounds are stunning lakes and rivers are beautiful the garden's and the castles grounds are stunning worth a visit.  more »
  • Headed out mid morning from the letterkenny area. We had only allowed for 4 hours for walking and exploring-we should have planned for a minimum of 8 or split it over two days and definitely go early ...  more »