Here are some of the best sights to see and day drives to take from Killybegs during a week-long driving holiday, By visiting these top attractions and taking these scenic drives, visitors can experience the best of County Donegal during their 7-day holiday.
Glenveagh National Park:
This park boasts breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and lakes, as well as a wonderful castle and stunning gardens to explore. You can get a guided tour of the inside of the castle which is a real treat. And there is a good cafe at the castle. The garden walks are well worth doing.
Slieve League Cliffs:
Not far from Killybegs travelling west along the coast, these cliffs are some of the highest, if not the very highest sea-facing cliffs in Europe, offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding landscape. There is a local bar & restaurant called the Rusty Mackerel. And Teelin harbour is close by.
Donegal Bay and Blue Stack Mountains Drive:
This 142 km drive takes visitors through the stunning Blue Stack Mountains and along the shores of Donegal Bay. Visit Biddys of Barnes for some refreshments and enjoy Barnesmore Gap. Or have afternoon tea in Harveys Point or Lough Eske Castle.
Fanad Head Lighthouse:
This iconic lighthouse is located on the Fanad Head Peninsula and offers panoramic views of the coast, from a very northerly point with views west to Tory Island and east to Malin Head across Lough Swilly. There is a ferry during the summer from Rathmullan over to Buncrana in Inishowen.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site in nearby County Antrim features unique rock formations that are a must-see for anyone visiting County Donegal. You can take a ferry from Greencastle during the summer across the Foyle. Or drive through the city of Derry and walk the famous walls.
This 100 km loop takes visitors around the Inishowen Peninsula, offering views of the coast, mountains, and local villages. Stop off in Nancys Barn in Ballyliffin, home of the famous golf course, or get an ice cream in Buncrana.
This northernmost point in Ireland, also in Inishowen Peninsula offers rugged landscapes and spectacular views of the Atlantic, and some deasy across to the Scottish Isles.
Wild Atlantic Way:
This 2,500 km route stretches along the west coast of Ireland and offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, as you travel south from Malin Head to Cork through Slogo, Mayo, Galway, Clare, and Kerry to name a few of the counties.