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See Donegal For Stunning Cliff Top And Mountain Views

Stunning natural sights and an ancient town form many of the attractions in County Donegal.

Ireland’s North West coast is an ensemble of delights for those wishing to view soaring mountains and experience the atmosphere of enclaves that come alive with the sounds of the country’s traditional music scene. Its rocky terrain, wide beaches and stunning lakes prove popular with motorists on daytrips and those with more time to spend exploring the varied county. To ensure that road journeys remain as hassle-free as possible it is a good idea to get  car insurance that can help you finance repair bills that may result from your adventures.

If you have not already done so, you may prefer to adapt your policy so it includes cover for damage that you cause to your own vehicle as well as other motors, for added peace of mind. Donegal town is the starting point for many motorists arriving in the county to see the region. This enclave has been occupied since prehistoric times and visitors are free to take a look at the ancient forts found in the area.

The region is reported to be one of the first in the Republic to see clans converting to Catholicism due to the dedication of St Patrick to bring the religion to the masses. Moving on through time, Donegal Castle stands as a reminder of the Middle Ages and the types of homes lived in by the powerful families ruling Ireland at this time. First constructed in 1474, the site has seen extensive restoration in recent years and this combined with its historical links see many visitors strolling around the attraction.

A range of other sights are also on offer within close proximity to the town. Water sports fans, such as surfers, often take advantage of the nearby beach and sea to indulge their favourite hobby. If you are fond of walking, you may like to hike into the soaring Bluestack Mountains, which are visible from Donegal.

Natural wonders are dotted throughout the county with the Slieve League Cliffs located on a coastal road north of the enclave. These are a great spectacle, with visitors coming to see them for their great elevation and ocean views. The rock face rivals many in Ireland and beyond in terms of its height, which measures 601 metres.

Drivers looking to take in further rural delights may like to carry on their trip to see Glenveagh National Park. This once included the Glenveagh Estate, which is home to some of the peaks making up the stunning Derryveagh Mountains. The beautiful landscape stretches from these natural wonders to include woodlands and bogs teaming with heather and animals.

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