One of our recommended day trips is to Glenveagh National Park, this remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains, pristine lakes, tumbling waterfalls and enchanted native oak woodlands in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in our very own north west Donegal is well worth the day trip. At the centre of the park on the edge of lough Veagh is Glenveagh Castle, a late 19th century castellated mansion, built as a hunting lodge. The park boasts some 16,000 hectares including the derrveagh Mountians, the Poisoned Glen and part of Errigal Mountain. The park also holds The Castle Gardens regarded as one of Irelands outstanding horticultural masterpieces. This national treasure holds something for everyone, from spectacular natural beauty to hike, to historical buildings to explore, to flora and fona to admire. Visit Glenveagh National Park to plan your day trip.