Popular Accommodations in County Donegal
Highlights County Donegal
- Golden Eagle in Glenveagh National Park
- Breathtaking views from the Slieve League cliffs
- Celtic stone circle Beltany
- Glenveagh Castle with Victorian Garden
Most popular in County Donegal
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Vacation rentals in County Donegal
In County Donegal there are numerous holiday apartments with sea views, from which you only need a few steps to the nearest beach. There is also the possibility of renting a vacation rental with garden in the interior of the country. Such an accommodation is the perfect starting point for hikes through unspoilt countryside. Those who want to use the infrastructure of a city should take a closer look at the apartments in Ballyshannon, Lifford or Letterkenny.
Holidays in County Donegal
Location and orientation
County Donegal is the northernmost county in Ireland. It borders directly on Northern Ireland, which belongs to Great Britain. Important landscapes in Donegal are the Glenveagh National Park and the Inishowen Peninsula, which is the northernmost tip of the island. If you are coming from Germany, it is best to use Donegal Airport.
A famous personality from Donegal County is New Age musician Enya, born in 1961, who has won several Grammy Awards.
Top 3 travel tips
Glenveagh National Park is the largest national park in Ireland with 16,548 hectares. The area is home to Mount Errigal, 751 metres high, and Mount Slieve Snaght, 683 metres high. The lake Lough Veagh, where the Glenveagh Castle with its Victorian gardens is located, is also a landscape characterising. During your walk through the national park you can see many animals, such as large herds of red deer and golden eagles.2. Go to the gigantic sea cliffs
Slieve League is the name for the 601 high cliffs that drop steeply into the sea not far from Teelin. These cliffs are among the highest in Europe. In addition to the magnificent view, you can also admire the ruins of a chapel, a semi-circular stone wall and a dilapidated beehive hut and visit the holy spring there.3. Visit the Celtic cult site
Three kilometres south of Raphoe is the stone circle of Beltany. The name of the stone circle goes back to the Celtic fertility festival Beltane, which was probably celebrated here. Today 64 of the stone circle, which originally consisted of about 80 stones, are still preserved. The stone circle, which is situated on an elevated platform, has a diameter of 44 metres and probably dates from around 3000 BC.