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Best things to do in County Donegal

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bed & Breakfast
“Quite a drive away but definetly worth it. They're one of Europes highest Marine Cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.”
59 locals recommend
Castle
“Only a 13 Min Drive away. Great for Cycling/ Wallking/ Castle Tour/ Gardens”
51 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“One of our favourite spots for walking and hiking and bring the dogs. Bit of a trek to get to (In the middle of Donegal), but even the journey there is beautiful and well worth it alone. Great for all types of weather with appropriate attire.”
29 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Spend a day in Derry City walking the ancient walls, guided tours available throughout the City. Greatest City I have ever visited, filled with heritage, culture, shopping, nightlife. Walking the Peace Bridge is a beautiful experience.”
17 locals recommend
Park
“Immerse yourself in the story of Irish Immigration and the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship, to log cabins of the American frontier. Meet an array of costumed characters with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share. Visit - www.nmni.com/uafp”
10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Award-winning Gastropub popular with locals and tourists. Family run for generations and offering a very warm welcome”
16 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Tower Museum is a must see visitor attraction. Permanent exhibitions at the museum include the Story of Derry and An Armada Shipwreck - La Trinidad Valencera. The museum also boasts the only open air viewing facility in the heart of the city centre with stunning panoramic views of the city and River Foyle. Temporary exhibitions are also displayed throughout the year.”
14 locals recommend
History Museum
“A fabulous mini museum with lovely staff, stunning scenery, great shopping and decent lunch options”
8 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Wonderful beaches, walking trails.... Costs E5 to park in the park itself, or park for free at Ards Friary and walk into the park.”
15 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Foyleside Shopping centre has a large food court, Mc Donalds and plenty of Highstreet brands like H&M, Topshop, River Island, Next and Easons. It connected to Debenhams and has 2 multi-storey carparks.”
6 locals recommend
Establishment
“Fabulous little castle in the middle of Donegal Town -- now open 7 days a week!”
12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Waterloo place is filled with bars all with live music from top to bottom. You will find that Peadar O'Donnells is a small but traditional pub filled with culture and music every night.”
11 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“One of Ireland highest mountains and well worth a climb. The views from the top are incredible. Tip, bring a clean pair of shoes!”
14 locals recommend
Multiplex
“On a rainy day it’s a great place to catch a movie, go bowling, let the kids play in the arcade or the soft play area called Bananas. You can also eat in the cafe or restaurant/bar. ”
14 locals recommend
Lodging
“Love this spot, great food and great live music too. Beach and playground nearby to blow away the cobwebs.”
8 locals recommend
Castle
“A trip to Glenveagh Castle is very enjoyable. Interesting history with great walks and fantastic gardens.”
14 locals recommend