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Parks & Gardens

Donegal is a County blessed with such a diverse range of public and private parks and gardens. From carefully tended intimate cottage gardens to public parks and woodlands, Donegal has a wealth of peaceful havens for lovers of flowers and trees. Donegal Garden Trail promotes garden visiting as a collective effort in County Donegal, encouraging garden visiting as an educational and leisure activity.

Donegal Garden Trail: Castle Grove Country House Hotel & Gardens

Ramelton Road, Eighterross

Castle Grove is a four star family run Country House set in 200 acres of mature parkland. It is the perfect base to explore Donegals Wild Atlantic Way and other gardens on the Donegal Garden Trail. The house was built in 1695 and boasts a fascinating history, with gardens designed by Lancelot Capability Brown. There is a four acre Walled Garden dating back to the 1800s. Visitors are welcome to view the gardens and explore the secret trail to the shores of Lough Swilly. You will find peace, tranquillity and a warm welcome from the Sweeney Family.

Admission: No charge

Directions: From Letterkenny, take R245 towards Ramelton. Castle Grove is 5 miles out on the right (watch for sign).

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2019: Easter to October (11am to 5pm)

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