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Glenveagh Castle, Letterkenny
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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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  • Tour is only €5 Mini bus up to Castle is only €1.50 We walked up (1hr walk) and got the bus back. Amazing scenery, a must see! 
  • Little gem, great walk. Food at the café cheap and tasty. It takes 40 minutes to reach the castle but you can buy a return ticket by bus if you are tired or in a rush. 
  • This is hidden gem, on the 4K walk from the entrance to the castle we must have taken 100 pics around every corner there was something amazing about the landscape, the lake was so still it was like a ...  more »