We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Donegal Castle

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:15
Open today: 10:00 - 17:15
Book In Advance
All photos (605)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“worth a visit”(57 reviews)
“short visit”(15 reviews)
This 15th-century castle was fully restored in 1996.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:15
See all hours
Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 73 22405
Ways to Experience Donegal Castle
from US$1 852,40
More Info
from US$2 547,50
More Info
Reviews (1 031)
Filter reviews
925 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews self guided tour worth a visit short visit interesting history centre of town own pace quick visit manor house entrance fee located right restored information fireplace restoration opw clan furnishings
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 925 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Oct 2018 and it's beautifully restored and fully staffed and the inside is decorated in the main hall to show what life was like. Definitely worth seeing.

Thank LeoMalibu
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is small and only offers a self guided tour. Some of the areas are furnished and have items of interest to read about. The staircase is really cool if you are into wood working.

Thank Edward G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This castle has been well restored by the OPW and it was lovely to visit it. Only the main part of the castle has been restored but we found it easy to get around (some stairs to climb, so access for mobility is on the...More

Thank kazzb2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parking might be a bit tough, and you might have some trouble finding the entrance - but definitely work your while if you're a history lover. The castle ruins and reconstruction is interesting and captures the rich history of the grounds.

Thank TheBearMeyers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are anywhere near this area the Donegal Castle is worth the time and effort to visit. The castle is full of history and they have very knowledgeable and friendly guides. The restoration of this very old structure was well done.

1  Thank JeffKansas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle has been well restored and is accessible to most areas. The staff on duty are both friendly and knowledgeable. The cost of entry is more than fair.

Thank David T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little visit, beautifully laid out inside, informative with a welcoming guide. A nice little quiz for younger kids to complete as they go around means they could get involved.

Thank LoveTravel165246
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wasn't in our direction of travel (Galway to Belfast), BUT we saw it on an episode of House Hunters International and thought "why not". So glad we did! We parked across the bridge and walked up to the castle. Self-guided, but interesting restoration. We spent...More

Thank 17 345
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We came here on our last day. It passed an hour for us before we headed home. It’s a beautiful castle, we brushed up on our Irish history too. We also learned about things that happend not too far from where we live. So you...More

Thank martinakrobinson
Reviewed 20 October 2018

In the center of town this castle is small, but well restored and quite interesting. Walking through you can get a real sense of what it must have been like to live there centuries ago. Interesting following the history and ownership changes of the Castle.

Thank BostonJandP
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 nearby hotels
Dorrian's Imperial
124 reviews
.08 km away
Dun Na Si Guesthouse
30 reviews
1.60 km away
Creevy Pier Hotel
288 reviews
5.18 km away
Cuan na Ri
11 reviews
5.78 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 73 nearby restaurants
223 reviews
.25 km away
Shannons Corner Ballyshannon
71 reviews
.21 km away
The Limit Bar & Restaurant
60 reviews
.40 km away
Kate's Kitchen
31 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 52 nearby attractions
Rory Gallagher Statue
97 reviews
.72 km away
Dicey Reilly's Pub & Off-Licence
37 reviews
.06 km away
Local Hands Art Gallery & Gift Shop
21 reviews
.05 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
25 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 938fjg | Reviewed this property |
4 euros for an adult, 3 for a senior citizen and 2 for a student.
Peter H
9 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from 938fjg | Reviewed this property |
Disabled / wheelchair users can see the grounds, the shell of the manor house next to the tower/keep and the ground floor of the tower which was used as storage. Some of the original cobbles and arched ceiling remain. The... More
13 September 2015|
Response from dermot2222 |
nobody there on 16th September be at the fair in ballyshannon and on 12th September be at the fair a glenties