From the cliffs and the beaches by the sea to the expansive wilderness, County Donegal is known for its immense spaces of natural beauty. There are so many gorgeous places to see and things to do in the remote north western region of the isle, but these are a few Donegal attractions that you can’t miss!
The northernmost part of the Ireland Isle is best known for its beautiful beaches and incredible landscape. The breath-taking views from the remote part of the country offer a quiet and tranquil way to appreciate all of Ireland’s natural beauty.
Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh National Park is an adventure in every sense of the word. It offers everything from exploring the vast Irish forests and lakes to a castle and surrounding gardens.
Tour the beautiful castle or enjoy walks with views of the lakes, the park is filled with lots of walking paths which make it easy to take in the fantastic scenery and enjoy a day outside.
Wild Atlantic Way
One of the best drives that displays the best bits of Ireland is the one up and down Wild Atlantic Way. The 2,500-kilometre journey passes from quaint towns to magnificent cliffs and hidden beaches.
The scenic route showcases the power of the Irish Sea and the impact that it has on the west coast of Ireland.
Ballymastocker Bay is unarguably one of the finest beaches in Donegal. It was named the second most beautiful beach in the world by Obeserver Magazine, for its miles of pristine, golden sand.
Visitors from all over the world are drawn to this beautiful Blue Flag beach, making it one of the best Donegal attractions.
Sliabh Liag Cliffs
Standing at twice the height of the Cliffs of Moher, the Sliabh Liag Cliffs are an amazing sight to be seen. The extraordinary cliff walks make them one of the top Donegal attractions, and with these adrenaline-pumping heights it’s easy to see why.
A trip to Ireland isn’t complete without a round of golf, and there’s no better place to enjoy one than Donegal. Venture to the Ballyliffin Golf Club, with two championship courses, it hosted this year’s Irish Open and is considered one of the best complexes in Ireland.