A Tour to Glenveagh National Park and Errigal Drive in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht is an experience that you will never forget. The sheer natural beauty of the landscape with its shimmering lakes and Mountains will leave a lasting impression combined with the unique history and folklore of this area.
The Tour is fully guided with lots of stories, history, folklore and fun along the way with plenty of photography stops.
*This tour can also be customised to suit any requirements including Ancestry, historical, photography.
Glenveagh National Park, Castle & Gardens:
Glenveagh National Park lies in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north west of County Donegal.
It is a 16,000 hectare National Park, home to a herd of Red Deer and Golden Eagles.
Glenveagh Castle sits on a promontory point overlooking Lough Beagh with stunning views. It was modelled on Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
It was built by a wealthy land speculator called John George Adair who became notorious for the evictions of 46 families from Derryveagh.
It is surrounded by the renowned Glenveagh Gardens to explore from the walled kitchen garden to the Italian terrace.
The Glenveagh Visitor Centre has a living heather roof mimicking the surrounding landscape. The centre has extensive displays and audio visual provide an introduction to the park’s natural and constructed history.
The Castle Tour (Optional) 40 minutes duration approx.
There are many walking trails of various lengths to enjoy.
Our highest mountain in County Donegal, at 751m in the Derryveagh Mountain range.
This glen lies at the foot of Mount Errigal with breathtaking views of the white marble ruins of the old Church.
An area of great legend, folklore, and music.
Glenveagh National Park:
A Jewel in the heart of County Donegal and the second largest national park in Ireland.
A picturesque landscape of outstanding beauty.
It is a stunningly beautiful area of mountains, sweeping valleys and lakes.
Best known for Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa, St. Connell’s Church and navvy poet Patrick MacGill.