Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic Donegal

Enjoy the history and other features of Donegal. This city's bars, restaurants and lake attract many visitors, and its scenic and welcoming location add to the charm. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Donegal

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Donegal has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Donegal Castle (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Donegal Bay Waterbus (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Donegal Golf Club (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Donegal Equestrian Centre (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Bundoran Golf Club (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Bundoran Surf Company (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Donegal

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Donegal is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lough Eske (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Ardnamona Gardens (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Rossnowlagh Beach (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Bluestack Mountains (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Lough Derg (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Lakeside Centre (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Donegal

The nearest airport is in Letterkenny (LTR-Letterkenny Airfield), located 27.1 mi (43.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Donegal (CFN), which is 28.1 mi (45.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Donegal?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 62 holiday lettings near Donegal. From 47 Cottages to 11 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Donegal for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Donegal?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Donegal. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ardnamona Gardens: 126 holiday lettings
  • Donegal Bay Waterbus: 150 holiday lettings
  • Donegal Castle: 152 holiday lettings
  • O'Donnel's Castle: 154 holiday lettings
  • Lough Derg: 74 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Donegal listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Donegal?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 47 Cottages in Donegal. Our other popular types of Donegal holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 11 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 47 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 47 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Donegal?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 36 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Donegal. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.