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Glenveagh National Park

Main entrance on R251, Ireland
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A must visit in Ireland

This place has everything. Location and setting beside the lake, a castle with history and mystery... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
Legs walked off me

Great park. Lovely walks along lake & castle. Shuttle bus available from car park for anyone... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
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“shuttle bus” (55 reviews)
“visitor centre” (57 reviews)
“castle tour” (36 reviews)
Main entrance on R251, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place has everything. Location and setting beside the lake, a castle with history and mystery as one of the owners disappeared while visiting a nearby island. Famous people like film stars and royalty have visited here, so this could be the setting for an...More

Thank geoffdickson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great park. Lovely walks along lake & castle. Shuttle bus available from car park for anyone feeling less energetic. Stunning scenery & views

Thank bobajob_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a taxi to the top of the glen and walked down the gravel and finally paved path. Stunning views of the glen, the lake, and the waterfalls. Even the rain showers moving in were picturesque. The taxi drop off was an adventure as...More

Thank Rod A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't really hike any in the park because of all the rain. We visited the visitor centre and then toured the castle and walked a little in the gardens, had tea in the tearoom, etc. Our GPS put us down on the opposite side...More

Thank mcconnellboys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got a nice day and there is nowhere in the world more beautiful than Donegal in the sunshine. I've been most places in Donegal but this was my first time here and it's incredible. We went to Norway earlier this year and it could...More

1  Thank NeilHalton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to rent bikes, but when we parked there was no signage to indicate that bikes had to be rented at the parking area. After the very long walk to the castle (signage distance was also wrong as it is much more than 2...More

Thank KayakGuideDOTcom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I are regular visitors here. As the children have grown we have been able to walk and cycle more. Ample parking, great bus service with friendly helpful drivers, beautiful tea room and shops. But most importantly the beauty of Gods creation in...More

Thank janiemac2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolutely fabulous National Park with the icing on the cake being Genveagh Castle. The tour is informative and all the staff pleasant, humorous and definitely provide Irish hospitality from the booking office, the baker from Dunloe (bus driver) to the guided tour of the...More

1  Thank shelaghknight
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I've been visiting Ireland for 35 years, & Glenveigh is my favourite place to visit: the house is pleasant enough, but the real attractions are the gardens (the loveliest in Ireland after Usher Gardens in Wicklow) & the wider estate: you could spend a long,...More

1  Thank Anthony Astore S
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This was my first time visiting the park, and it was beautiful. Gorgeous views of the mountains and lake, not to mention the castle and grounds. I took a tour of the castle, and it was magnificent, with its architecture, furnishings, history. Also had some...More

1  Thank NHjo
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Shirlene A
20 March 2017|
Response from trevor m | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, you'll need to call them...
sarah G
7 February 2017|
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Response from kate2606 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Take the N56 up to Termon (about 12km), then left onto the R255, (just under 6km) to a T junction with the 251, turn right on the 251 heading north. the entrance to Glenveagh is about 3.5 km on the left. Hope this is... More