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“Dont pass it by”

Glenveagh National Park
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

This is a lovely visit but beware the midges with all those trees and water. Put on repellent. I loved the gardens particularly the walled garden. There is a lovely little restaurant with beautiful tidbits available. Its a must see in Donegal. Well done to the national parks and wildlife service.

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Glenveagh is a must see if you are in Donegal. You can walk from car park which is about 4km on good surface but some might find it a little far. Bus available for €3 return. Gardens are superb and are free if you do not wish to visit castle which everyone should. The castle is not ancient but was built as a hunting lodge(I think). A video is shown before tour and the guide is very informed and delivers in very relaxed way. House is as beautiful and great views of surrounding area. There is a café for refreshments. Well worth a visit.

3  Thank John C
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Simply wonderful way to spend the day,the tour of the castle is great,gardens beautiful and the food at the visitors very tasty. The younger guy serving in the restaurant is a credit to them welcomed with a smile ,pleasant and hard working,though in fairness all the staff went above and beyond. Anna the tour Guide made her presentation look effortless.The bus drivers so nice especially Packie.Don't miss out if you can ,go.It's a little bit of heaven.

2  Thank Mary O
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Glenveagh national park and castle: have visited Glenveagh several times with our family and we all love it, in fact we try to visit every year, it's a wonderful way to spend a day. The castle is in an idyllic location, well worth a visit, if the weather is good take the walk from the visitor centre to the castle, its much nicer than sitting on a bus! Give yourself lots of time to wander around the beautiful gardens there is a nature walk and longer walks too for the more adventurous. Castle tour is very informative, well worth doing and nice tea rooms on site. Wear comfy shoes and don't try to rush it, because you will find yourself exploring, it is truly a beautiful place for all ages to enjoy, look forward to visiting again very soon.

2  Thank Sara D
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Glenveagh national park is beautiful- so scenic and peaceful. We visited the visitor centre first to find out about the park and the various walks etc. We decided to get the shuttle bus to Glenveagh Castle- we bought the tickets in the visitor centre and they were €3 return each. It took a couple of minutes to get there, with the last bus returning from the castle at 5.45pm. It is also possible to walk there and back. Once at the castle, we walked all around the walled garden, the garden area and to the view point just behind the castle. This viewpoint was a steep enough but short walk and once you've reached the viewing point there is a walk of about 1km which leads back around into the gardens. It is definitely worth doing for the lovely views of the lake and castle. There are lots of other longer walking routes in the national park too, all of which are marked out and mapped.

3  Thank champkis
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