Glenveagh National Park
Officially opened to the public in 1986, Glenveagh National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland. Home to the Glenveagh Castle, a 19th century mansion designed by John Townsend Trench and whose last owner was Henry McIlhenny. The mansion is one of the few great houses in Ireland preserved with its original furnishings. Admission to the park is free and tours of the mansion and gardens are available for a fee. The park is open year round and daily from 9am-6pm.
The Pleasure Gardens and the Walled Garden, the two major elements of the garden, were constructed in the late 1880s. The garden is well known for its southern hemisphere species of trees and shrubs and a diverse Rhododendron collection. The garden is accessible from dawn to dusk year round. Admission is free, but tours are available upon request, for a fee.