View from ground of Towers at Glenveagh CastleBlack and White Photo of Glenveagh Castle Circa 1885View of Caastle from Hill Top

Virtual Tour

Our New Castle Virtual Tour is now online ->

Thanks to everyone for your patience this far. We now have the toilets open in a managed system at the Car park, Visitor Centre and Castle Area. Strict guidelines are in place for your safety, so please follow staff advice and signage. We will be monitoring how this works so your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

The castle area and gardens are also open for you to enjoy, but please also follow advice and signs and respect our staff and other visitors.

The Castle remain closed for the time being, apologies for the inconvenience caused.

The Tea rooms will be open and are also serving takeaway teas, coffee and cake.

All of these plans are subject to change. Once again we would like to thank you for your patience and we look forward to welcoming you back to Glenveagh National Park.

The hauntingly beautiful Glenveagh Castle on the shores of Lough Veagh….

Glenveagh Castle is a 19th century castellated mansion and was built between 1867 and 1873. Its construction in a remote mountain setting was inspired by the Victorian idyll of a romantic highland retreat.

It was designed by John Townsend Trench, a cousin of its builder and first owner, John George Adair, with whom he had been raised in Co. Laois. The designer appears to have imitated the style of earlier Irish Tower-houses adding an air of antiquity to the castle. The building stone chose was granite, plentiful in Donegal but difficult to work and allowing for little detail.


Opening Times & Prices




Castle Tours are not available.

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Telephone: 01 539 3232