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Scenic Driving Routes in Donegal

6 spectacular scenic routes, which provide you with endless ideas to explore our beautiful county.

Scenic Driving Routes in Donegal

Routes 1 & 2

Scenic Route 1 - Donegal Bay Drive

Scenic Route 1 - Donegal Bay Drive

Donegal Bay has many different features and routes. The wild scenery and the central highlands are a feature of this spectacular drive.

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Scenic Route 2 - Ardara to the Bluestacks

Scenic Route 2 - Ardara to the Bluestacks

A small but exquisitely beautiful coastal peninsula with twin resorts is included on this drive which otherwise features the Bluestack Mountains and the glens and passes which cross the county east and west.

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Scenic Driving Routes in Donegal

Routes 3 & 4

Scenic Route 3 - The Rosses & Gweedore

Scenic Route 3 - The Rosses & Gweedore

The heart of Gaelic speaking Donegal. The county's highest peak - Errigal and the glorious Glenveagh National Park in the Derryveagh Mountains are the major features on this drive.

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Scenic Route 4 - Donegal East

Scenic Route 4 - Donegal East

A tour, starting in Twin Towns and passing through the fertile eastern foothills of the county. This short tour incorporates a diocesan cathedral, an ancient stone fort and a wildfowl sanctuary.

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Scenic Driving Routes in Donegal

Routes 5 & 6

Scenic Route 5 - Fanad Peninsula to Shephaven Bay

Scenic Route 5 - Fanad Peninsula to Shephaven Bay

Deep bays and spectacular peninsular scenery, an ancient Celtic castle, a rock where the O'Donnell Chieftains were inaugurated and a most varied and interesting forest park, are some of the fascinating attractions of this drive, presided over by massive Muckish Mountain.

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Scenic Route 6 - Inis Eoghan 100 / Inishowen 100

Scenic Route 6 - Inis Eoghan 100 / Inishowen 100

It may sound like a Formula 1 race, but it gets its name from the approximate distance in miles of the signposted drive, which officially starts in Bridgend on the Inishowen Peninsula. You will certainly not wish to break any speed records as you linger and savour the many scenic and historical gems which Inishowen, the biggest of the Donegal peninsulas, has to offer.

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