Dramatic Landscapes of Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way
Staying at the four star REDCASTLE HOTEL OCEANFRONT, GOLF & SPA RESORT County Donegal.
25th April 2022 5 DAYS 4 NIGHT DBB £550 pp (+£123 single room supplement)
Our fantastic tour takes in Donegal's beautiful, dramatic scenery. We
enjoy a scenic ferry journey to Magilligan Point, a visit to the spectacular
Glenveagh National Park and a tour of Inishowen Peninsula, as well as
visits to Giant's Causeway and the Doagh Famine Village.
Our superb hotel nestled on the shores of Lough Foyle in the Inishowen Peninsula, with breath-taking views of the Wild Atlantic Way.
The Edge restaurant, where we enjoy our meals, is aptly named due to being on the water's edge and takes in the amazing views. Relax with a drink in the Captains bar. All 93 bedrooms are a mix of traditional and contemporary style and are equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities,
• Lift • Bar Restaurant • Leisure facilities with a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and whirlpool.
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.
Inishowen Peninsula & Doagh Famine Village
We meet our guide for the day at Grianan of Aileach to gain an insight into the
history of Grianan Fort - 800 feet above sea level, it has breath-taking views. We
continue to Dunree Fort Heritage Museum, boasting one of the best collections of
coast artillery guns in the world. We then travel via Mamore Gap where we learn
about St Eigne's well before continuing through the scenic Urris landscape. We stop
for a lunch of soup and sandwiches at the beautiful Glen House Rose Tearoom. From
here, we have the option of walking to one of Inishowen's most spectacular natural
attractions, the Glenevin Waterfall. Our next stop is the Doagh Famine Village for
a guided tour. The village is an outdoor museum telling the story of a family and
community living on the edge and surviving from the famine of the 1840s to the
present time. After, we make our way to the pretty village of Carndonagh and view
the Donagh Cross (or St Patrick Cross), dating back to the 7th century, before heading
to Malin Head, Ireland's most northerly point, at the top of both Ireland and the
Day 3 Glenveagh National Park
Today, we make our way to the spectacular Glenveagh National Park. We visit
the award-winning Visitor Centre and marvel at the beautiful Glenveagh Castle,
positioned beautifully on the edge of Lough Veagh. We can explore the castle's
charming courtyards, Walled Garden, Pleasure Grounds and Woodland Gardens.
Magilligan Point, Giant's Causeway & Derry
We begin the day with a stunning ferry journey from Greencastle to Magilligan
Point at the mouth of Lough Foyle and see where the Wild Atlantic Way joins up with
the Causeway Coast. We then head to the extraordinary Giant's Causeway. Flanked
by the wild North Atlantic Ocean on one side and a landscape of dramatic cliffs on
the other, we can marvel at the wonder of nature, before visiting the award-winning
Visitor Centre. We spend the rest of the day at leisure in the fabulous walled city
Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.