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An absolute gem

A trip to this castle is a must if in or around the area. Although not super old it still is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dublin, Ireland
Found this by chance, glad we went...

We were told about this from our hostel host. I'm glad we went. The property was beautiful and I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Churchill, Letterkenny, Ireland
+353 74 913 7090
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A trip to this castle is a must if in or around the area. Although not super old it still is steeped in history. Definitely do the tour, well worth it.

Thank Dublin_Girl89
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told about this from our hostel host. I'm glad we went. The property was beautiful and I loved that you could either walk to the castle or take a shuttle bus to and fro. We walked to the castle (really enjoyed the walk/hike)....More

Thank LoveTravel559720
Reviewed 1 week ago

There must surely be no one left that hasn’t visited this beautiful spot in Donegal! Lying next to Mount Errigal and a close neighbour of The Glebe Gallery and The Poison Glen- it surely is amidst one of the most beautiful places in Donegal. Free...More

Thank marymcgrath50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most scenic, well preserved looked after castles and grounds in the country, great walking trails and tracks coupled with a lovely historic castle and well looked after grounds. Also staff very helpful and knowledgeable, couldn't recommend more.

Thank liamglencairn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice house and gardens. It has an interesting history and the guided tour is very good. Lovely cafe. Plenty of long and short walking trails. Worth a visit.

Thank Siobhan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on our last trip to Ireland in August. The castle grounds are a joy to walk around. It is set on a lake and the Victorian garden and conservatory are beautiful. The interior of the castle I found as attractive as the...More

Thank andesronj351
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend the bus to the castle with young children if nothing else, the bus driver gave some great info and we spotted a deer. They do have a letter hunt on the walk up which I'm sure would kill time. The castle is...More

Thank SarbDublinIreland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is set inside Glenveagh NP so a beautiful setting. This is a popular tourist attraction so there is a large parking lot a short distance from the visitors center and it gets very busy. The visitors center is very nice with restrooms and...More

Thank MT1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see this castle was great day out, walked from entrance was 4km but was a bus service available to drive up. Lovely gardens and cafe.

Thank He1en3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our coach tour stopped here. We had a nice guided tour of the castle. We walked around the grounds, which were lovely. If the weather were better, a long walk would have been in order. There’s a cafe which had good food. The visitor center...More

Thank PollyH756
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janet g
4 September 2018|
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Response from AndyS3222 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the park is open in October. Beautiful views. And from the car park there is shuttle buses to the castle also. Just check for tour times if you want to see inside the castle as these have to be purchased. Rest of... More
9 July 2018|
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Response from catinzhat | Reviewed this property |
March 17th – 31st October The Visitors Centre is open from 9.15am to 5.30pm The last Castle tour is at 4.30pm The last bus to castle and garden is at 4.45pm The last bus return from the castle is at 5.45pm Castle Tours... More
7 June 2018|
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Response from craig t | Reviewed this property |
The car park area is well marked and not far from the entry to the visitor center.