Glenveagh Castle, Letterkenny

Experience the serene environment at Glenveagh Castle, a Baronial-style mansion in the Glenveagh National Park. Captain John George Adair built the castle around 1870 and developed the original structure and gardens with his wife, Cornelia Wadsworth Ritchie. Tour the site where Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, and Clark Gable (among others) spent their vacations. Take in views of the mountains, lakes, and forests while exploring the grounds. Stop by the visitor center for more information on the castle and gardens, which were given to Ireland in 1981. Make your Letterkenny itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • This was a gem of a visit. Starting off at the cafe - lovely coffee and scones. Then an excellent scenic walk down the lough to the castle. The castle and its grounds a surprise behind the trees. Wort...  more »
  • I regularly go to Glenveagh and this day I came across 2 young deer on the path to the castle. Fantastic place and beautiful any time of the year. Must visit if you’re in Donegal !  more »
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