The sun is out and most people are trying to figure out how they are going to spend their next few days.
With the brilliant weather expected to continue over the county this weekend, we thought what better way to plan than to list some of Donegal’s nicest locations.
In recent years with the help of the surge in popularity of the Wild Atlantic Way has gained Donegal massive interest.
With temperatures set to be as high as 19 C and maybe even hotter, this weekend gives the perfect opportunity to take a tour of the county.
Sliabh Liag are some of the highest and finest marine cliffs in Europe if you haven’t seen them yet they are not to be missed. To make the most of your visit, it’s best to leave your car in the car park and walk the few kilometres to the cliffs. There are terrific views of the Atlantic Ocean, Donegal Bay and the Sligo Mountains. But beware, the top of Sliabh Liag is 601m high and not for the faint-hearted.
Fanad Head lies on the north coast of County Donegal between Lough Swilly and Mulroy Bay. It’s loacated near Fanad beach and if you take the short trip there you’ll see why the beach was once voted the second most beautiful in the world. Still, it has more to offer than good looks, as it’s also a haven for water sports enthusiasts, walkers and golfers. Most importantly though, the views from the lighthouse are absoloutely sensational.
Doe Castle sits deep in Sheephaven Bay, in a spectacular location on the shore near Creeslough village. The castle gives beautiful views in every direction and has a massive historical story behind it. The castle is just minutes away from Creeslough Wild Atlantic camp, a perfect location for the kids. It’s also only a short drive from Dunfanaghy also which has a beautiful beach and plenty of nice places to eat.
Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh National Park is remotely situated just off Churchill and offers the 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 is Glenveagh Castle, a late 19th century castellated mansion, built as a hunting lodge. The park is free to enter and is the perfect location to take the kids or just go for a slow stroll.
Rugged yet inviting, Donegal’s Malin Head is steeped in history and offers activities such as walking, fishing, swimming and bird watching. Here, you can see some of the nicest views that Donegal has to offer. On a fine day nothing beats taking the views of the ocean and the rest of Malin in. A long drive for some who are situated in the northern part of the county, but one that is worthwhile.
If you have an interest in boats and enjoy nice scenery then Killybegs is the spot for you. A harbour that tends to be jam packed with some of the nicest boats around. It is well worth the travel for a nice relaxed and chilled day out. The town itself offers a range of nice places to eat and always attracts large numbers of tourists.
One thing is for sure, Donegal has a lot to offer in terms of tourist destinations so there is no excuse not to go out this weekend and enjoy the beautiful scenery.Tags: