Glenveagh National Park and Glenveagh Castle

Glenveagh National Park and Glenveagh Castle

Contact Details

Address: Churchill, Letterkenny.

Group Bookings: 076 1002536

Visitor Services Supervisor: 076 1002536

Visitor Centre: 076 1002551

Fax No: +353 74 913 7072



Opening Hours

Visitor Centre:

March to October: Daily 09.00 - 18.00; Last Bus to Castle 16.45 and from the Castle 17.45; Closed Good Friday

November to February: Daily 09.00 - 17.00; Last bus to Castle 15.45 and from Castle 16.45; Closed over Christmas.

Castle Opening:

January to December: Daily 10.00 - 17.00; Closed Good Friday and Christmas Week. Contact the park for details of availability of castle tours during the winter months.

Admission Fees

Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior Citizen:Castle Price €3.00 Groups of 20+ Bus & Castle Tour €5.00
Child/Student: €2.00
Family Rate: €10.00

Access to the Castle is by shuttle bus (charges apply) from Visitor Centre-otherwise 3.5k walk
Guided Walks or Guided Garden Tours: €5.00 Adult
Guided Hill Walks: €10.00
Admission to the Park and Visitor Centre is Free.


Exhibitions, toilets, toilet for visitors with disabilities, car/coach park, self-guiding trails, gardens, shuttle bus service to the castle (€3.00 return)


Tearoom (Castle) - Open all year round. Reduced opening hours in Winter. Seating capacity: 50
Restaurant (Visitor centre) Open Easter - end September. Seating capacity 90

Glenveagh National Park:
Some 16,540 hectares (40,873 acres) of mountains, lakes, glens and woods, with a herd of red deer. A Scottish style castle is surrounded by one of the finest gardens in Ireland, which contrast with the rugged surroundings. The Visitor Centre houses exhibitions and an audio-visual show.
The Visitor Centre is accessible for visitors with disabilities.

Glenveagh Castle:
Built in the years 1870 - 1873, the castle consists of a four storey rectangular keep. Access to the interior is by tour only. Morning and afternoon teas are served in the castle tearooms all season. The ground floor of the castle is partially accessible for visitors with disabilities.

Location: 24km north-west of Letterkenny. Kilmacrennan / Termon to Dunlewy Road or Churchill to Dunlewy Road).

Guided Tours: Access to the Castle by guided tour only. (Videos/cameras not permitted on tour).
Max. No: 20
Duration: 45 mins.
Audio Visual Presentation: "Glenveagh"
Seating: 90
Duration: Various files to choose from ranging from 8 mins to 14 mins in length.
Languages: English, Irish, French, German and Italian.

Leaflet/Guide Booklet: English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Dutch and Spanish


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