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Rugged, mountainous and devastatingly beautiful, there's really nowhere quite like County Donegal for a cottage holiday on Ireland's North West coast. Bordered only by the roaring Atlantic and the emerald grasslands of the neighbouring County Londonderry, County Donegal's culture is both individual and distinctive. Come experience the joys of the region for yourself on a self-catering holiday in Ireland, and discover just what the locals mean when they say that in Donegal, 'things are different'.
Wild wonders on a cottage holiday in Donegal
If you're looking for truly photo-worthy landscapes on your Irish cottage holiday, make County Donegal your choice of holiday destination in Ireland. The county boasts a plethora of imposing natural vistas that prove a mecca for open-air ramblers and adventure sport enthusiasts. Hikers will love the challenge of scaling the 600m Slieve League Cliffs on Donegal's South West Coast, whose summit offers arresting views of the hammering Atlantic Ocean; whilst climbers can enjoy sprawling mountain routes in Donegal's Poisoned Glen and Inishowen Peninsula, which can be found on the county's stunning North East Coast.
If you'd prefer a gentler stroll, take to the Glenveagh National Park. This wonderful nature reserve houses some of the county's most eminent mountains, bog lands, lakes and woodlands, making it an excellent place for a stroll on your Donegal cottage holiday. Plus, there's a wealth of other outdoorsy activities on offer in the region too, from horse riding on Tramore Beach to surfing the Atlantic breakers in Bundoran, making County Donegal a real joy for any Irish cottage holiday criteria!
Discover a captivating culture with a Holiday Let in Donegal
And Donegal isn't just beautiful landscapes. The county has a rich and undulating history dating back over 4,000 years, making it a superb place to take the kids for a fun and informative family holiday in Ireland. Visit Glenveagh Castle, a beautiful Victorian 'folly' in the heart of the Glenveagh National Park, or enjoy a picnic on the site of Grianán Aileach, an ancient monument standing 250m above sea level on the breath taking Inishowen peninsula. For whatever your holiday home itinerary, choose a self-catering cottage in County Donegal, and discover the real beauty of Ireland today.