The Northern Headlands of Donegal have it all.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway in stunning surrounds, or fancy an exhilarating outdoor adventure, the Northern Headlands of Donegal have it all. With breathtaking scenery, golden beaches, rugged islands and a beautiful array of wildlife, this northern – almost untouched – stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way is an absolute essential, any time of year. It’s no wonder Donegal was named the ‘Coolest Place on the Planet for 2017’ by National Geographic Traveller.
Here are a few of our suggestions of the main attractions in this part of Donegal.
Murder Hole Beach:
We are lucky at Rosguill we are surrounded by many Golden Sandy Beaches but with Murder Hole Beach we have a hidden gem located just a short walk from our Park, recently described by the Irish Independent Newspaper as “Ireland’s most mysterious
secret beach”. Go at low tide to enjoy the caves & bring your camera.
Ards Forest Park:
Ards Forest Park is probably the most beautiful and varied of Ireland’s
forest parks. It contains a large diversity of plant and wildlife & forms Sandy beaches, rivers,
viewing points, nature walks, picnic and play areas. Hours can be spent here in complete
relaxation, be it on the many nature walks or on its golden beaches. It is a place for everyone to
get away for awhile.
Doe Castle sits deep in Sheephaven Bay, in a spectacular location on the waterline
near Creeslough. It was a stronghold of the MacSweeney Clan for about 200 years & is
shrouded in both history & legend. Tours can be arranged. Just ask in our Park Ofﬁce & we will
provide more information.
Fanad Light House:
First lit on St. Patrick’s day 17th March 1817 Fanad Lighthouse has been a
beacon on the Fanad shores ever since. Step back in time and hear stories about light-keepers in
days gone by and climb the 79 steps to the top of the tower for spectacular views of land and sea.
Glenveagh National Park:
The 16,000 hectares of Glenveagh includes most of the Derryveagh Mountains, the Poisoned Glen and part of Errigal Mountain and is a beautiful place to walk the hills and follow trails. 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. The seeming random chaos of nature, the rough sculpted shapes of cliff and granite mountainous mass rising dramatically over the dark and often turbulent waters of Lough Veagh, provide the back drop to the ordered structure of Glenveagh Castle that shines like silver when lit by the sun, with its charming courtyards, Walled Garden, Pleasure Grounds and Woodland Gardens.