Glenveagh National Park is one of the highlights of the northwest of Ireland. It covers 16,000 hectares (61 sq miles) of rugged mountains, lakes, remote bogs and woodlands, where wildlife such as red deer and golden eagles roam in the wild. The centrepiece is Glenveagh Castle (you can take a guided tour or just drop into the tea rooms) and its gardens include a walled garden. There’s a shuttle bus from the car park to the castle but the 7km (4 mile) walk is worth doing if the weather is suitable, to really experience the magnificent surroundings.
Photo: Failte Ireland.