Welcome to Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh National Park is a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains, pristine lakes, tumbling waterfalls and enchanted native oak woodland in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north west of County Donegal. At the centre of the Park on the edge of Lough Veagh is Glenveagh Castle, a late 19th century castellated mansion, built as a hunting lodge. At the same time Scots pine woodlands were planted and red deer re-introduced.Surrounding the Castle are the renowned Gardens, boasting a multitude of exotic plants whose luxuriance contrasts starkly with the surrounding barren landscape. The Walled Garden is a horticultural masterpiece, as are the Italian Terrace and Tuscan Garden.
Admission to the Park and Gardens is free. Open every day of the year from dawn to dusk.
- Parking, Toilets, Disabled Access, Visitor Centre, Exhibitions, Shuttle Buses, Castle Tours, Garden Tour, Education Centre, Walking Trails, Glen Walkers Bus, Tearoom, Restaurant (March – Oct) & Bicycle hire.
- Visitor Service facilities open 9am - 5.30pm from March to October and from 8.30am – 5pm from November to February.
- Services Closed Christmas week & Good Friday.
- Midge season in the park during July & August, insect repellent can be purchased from the Visitor Centre & Castle.