Historic Houses and Castles

Historic Houses and Castles

Glenveagh National Park and Castle


Republic of Ireland

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Set in some 16,500 hectares of County Donegal mountains, lakes, glens and woods, with a large herd of red deer, Glenveagh Castle is a 19th Century, castellated mansion built between 1867 and 1873.

Surrounded by the famous Glenveagh Gardens, its construction in a remote mountain setting was inspired by the Victorian idyll of a romantic highland retreat. John Townsend Trench, a cousin of its builder and first owner, John George Adair, designed it.

Access to the castle is by guided tour only,(videos/cameras not permitted on tour). Maximum number for the 45 minute guided tour is twenty. “Glenveagh” a 35 minute audio-visual presentation, seats 90. Languages English, Irish, French, German and Italian.

Pease visit website for admission prices, facilities and all further details.

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