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 features

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)
How to get there

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 property listings offer a large selection of 60 vacation rentals near Donegal. From 47 Cottages to 9 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Donegal for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Donegal?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Donegal. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Donegal Castle: 150 vacation rentals
  • O'Donnel's Castle: 152 vacation rentals
  • Lough Eske: 131 vacation rentals
  • Donegal Bay Waterbus: 148 vacation rentals
  • Ardnamona Gardens: 124 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Donegal?

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

  • Houses: 9 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 47 rentals available
  • Cabins: 47 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Donegal?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 37 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Donegal. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.