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Glenveagh National Park and Glenveagh Castle

Glenveagh National Park and Glenveagh Castle

Contact Details


Co. Donegal,
F92 D6X6

Group Bookings: +353 (76) 100 2537

Visitor Services Supervisor: +353 (76) 100 2536

Visitor Centre: +353 (76) 100 2551

Fax No: +353 (74) 913 7072

Website: www.glenveaghnationalpark.ie

Email: glenveaghbookings@ahg.gov.ie

Opening Hours

Visitor Centre:

March to October
Daily 09.00 - 18.00
Last Bus to Castle 16.45
Last bus from Castle 17.45
Closed Good Friday

November to February
Daily 09.00 - 17.00
Last bus to Castle 15.45
Last bus 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 Castle Ticket €7.00

Concession Castle Ticket €5.00

Family Castle Ticket €15.00

65 years & over, student with a valid student card & children over the age of six years

Castle Tours will be limited during the off peak and busy season


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




COVID-19 – Public Notice - NPWS

In accordance with the further restrictions announced last night to minimize the spread of COVID-19, National Parks and Nature/Wildfowl Reserve sites will only be open to local pedestrians from today (Saturday). Carparks at Glenveagh and all NPWS sites are closed to the public. The decision has been made in order to facilitate citizens living within 2km of our sites to take brief individual physical exercise within their locality, which may include children from their household provided all adhere to strict 2m social groups physical distancing measures. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

28 MARCH 2020

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