Glenveagh Castle
Glenveagh Castle
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  • Barbara M
    Wicklow, Ireland122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sightseeing trip.
    A lovely day at Glenveagh. The staff are all so friendly. The bus drivers are really helpful. A very scenic place and well worth a visit. We did the self guided tour of the castle which was really enjoyable. Highly recommend a trip to the coffee shop- lovely cakes and great choice too.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • BaronFoer
    Jacksonville, Florida910 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Modern castle
    Very nice modern castle. More of a 19th century place. It was interesting to wander through and get a feeling of what it was like. The gardens are very beautiful. It is a long walk from the parking there, take the bus, there were many people that got stuck in the rain and heavy wind. Walk only on a very nice day, still long walk.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 August 2023
  • David N
    Isle of Arran, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Holiday visit to Donegal
    On our recent holiday to Donegal we decided to visit Glenveagh Castle and we are really glad we did. Parking was first class with plenty of room and an option of how to reach the Castle either by foot along an “off road” path or as we decided, to take advantage of an electric shuttle bus service along a most picturesque road with wonderful views of the loch till the Castle came into view. Prices for the bus journey and tour of the Castle were very competitive in fact great value. The Castle had been donated to the state and still looks like someone’s home containing furniture and clothing of a personal nature. The staff answering your questions were professional yet with a local touch in fact the young lady we talked with had actually lived with her parents in the Castle. Your time was your own no one putting pressure on you to “hurry up”. The grounds and gardens are also fantastic and being able to have a chat with the gardeners and ground staff enriches your visit. We went to the tearoom and again delighted with what we had, the coffee was superb, again the staff though very busy still managed to have a chat, which is certainly the norm in Donegal. We would certainly recommend a visit to Glenveagh Castle and am sure that that will not be our last time there.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 October 2023
  • Hugh O
    Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A superb piece of Social History
    The castle was built in the 1850's by a man called Adair who subsequently subsequently evicted all the tenants. The house subsequently passed through a number of owners one of whom disappeared. It was left to the State and has been wonderfully maintained. well worth a visit
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 October 2023
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Greens Houseplants
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
From the carkpark it wasn't clear where to go and where to purchase bus tickets from but once we figured that out we had a lovely time. The gardens are stunning and the cafe was great. We had some delicious cake
Written 23 May 2024
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Hugh O
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The castle was built in the
1850's by a man called Adair who subsequently subsequently evicted all the tenants. The house subsequently passed through a number of owners one of whom disappeared. It was left to the State and has been wonderfully maintained. well worth a visit
Written 18 October 2023
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David N
Isle of Arran, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
On our recent holiday to Donegal we decided to visit Glenveagh Castle and we are really glad we did. Parking was first class with plenty of room and an option of how to reach the Castle either by foot along an “off road” path or as we decided, to take advantage of an electric shuttle bus service along a most picturesque road with wonderful views of the loch till the Castle came into view. Prices for the bus journey and tour of the Castle were very competitive in fact great value. The Castle had been donated to the state and still looks like someone’s home containing furniture and clothing of a personal nature. The staff answering your questions were professional yet with a local touch in fact the young lady we talked with had actually lived with her parents in the Castle. Your time was your own no one putting pressure on you to “hurry up”. The grounds and gardens are also fantastic and being able to have a chat with the gardeners and ground staff enriches your visit. We went to the tearoom and again delighted with what we had, the coffee was superb, again the staff though very busy still managed to have a chat, which is certainly the norm in Donegal. We would certainly recommend a visit to Glenveagh Castle and am sure that that will not be our last time there.
Written 8 October 2023
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BaronFoer
Jacksonville, FL910 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Very nice modern castle. More of a 19th century place. It was interesting to wander through and get a feeling of what it was like. The gardens are very beautiful. It is a long walk from the parking there, take the bus, there were many people that got stuck in the rain and heavy wind. Walk only on a very nice day, still long walk.
Written 24 August 2023
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Barbara M
Wicklow, Ireland122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
A lovely day at Glenveagh. The staff are all so friendly. The bus drivers are really helpful. A very scenic place and well worth a visit. We did the self guided tour of the castle which was really enjoyable. Highly recommend a trip to the coffee shop- lovely cakes and great choice too.
Written 22 July 2023
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Philippe Beaujard
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We arrived at 16.45, I have a disabled friend, but the shuttle bus refused to take us because buses don't take people after 16.30
Very poor service
Written 17 June 2023
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Heather M
Lincoln, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
The castle gardens were glorious. We enjoyed both the walled and Victorian gardens with all the blooms looking resplendent, well worth the walk even for my slightly disabled father.
Tea rooms and gift shop at the castle were lovely and well worth a visit.
The shuttle from the visitors centre to the castle was easy and very reasonably priced, it’s a 4k walk so the bus is ideal. Our driver was called Michael and he was extremely helpful and thoughtful for us. My dad needed help, has a walker, and nothing was too much trouble. He is a real asset to you, such a lovely fellow.
We had lunch at the visitors centre and that was the only low point. Just 2 staff who were run off their feet. Most tables needed clearing, soup of the day had sold out by 1pm and they were doing their best but clearly they need more help in to clear tables and move the queue along.
Written 9 May 2023
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Lawrence G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Second time at the Park first time inside the Castle and second time to the tea rooms. I have planned to go again in September as the colours change through the season. It is simply stunning!
Written 10 April 2023
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Chris
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Lovely castle. Walked from the visitor centre (car park). About 40 mins nice flat gravel track. Bike hire available. For bus back. Amazing lunch in onsite cafe (stunning salads to accompany hot pie). A great visit on our tour to Northern Ireland and Donegal.
Written 7 April 2023
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Griz
Meadville, PA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We trekked through torrential rains and high winds, but had a most memorable experience. After parking at the visitor center, we walked to the castle (took approx. one hour and included multiple stops to appreciate the views). We were excited to learn the castle was open for tours, so we purchased tickets and enjoyed learning about the history and contents of the castle. The View Point Trail located behind the castle should not be missed. It is very steep in places, but at the top, the views are unmatched. Prior to boarding the bus (one way tickets purchased at castle) to return to the visitor center, we treated ourselves to hot drinks and sweets from Synge and Byrne located at the castle. We highly recommend a visit to Glenveagh National Park and Castle.
Written 2 December 2022
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