Local Attractions

Inishowen – “Ireland in miniature”

  • Moville: our nearest town with local shops, traditional pubs and excellent restaurants is only 2 miles away.
  • Malin Head: Ireland’s most northerly point – a very popular destination with our guests and one to cross off the bucket list!
  • City of Derry: historical interest, shopping, theatres, restaurants. Visit the Peace Bridge across the River Foyle. City of Culture 2013. This famous walled city is only a 25 minute drive away – https://www.visitderry.com/
  • Wild Atlantic Way:  we are situated at the most Northerly stage of the famous Wild Atlantic Way – https://www.wildatlanticway.com/home

Local activities

  • InishAdventures: based in Moville, InishAdventures offers a range of activities including Coastal Sea Kayaking, Family trips, Foyle tours, night paddles – www.inishadventures.com
  • Far and Wild: based in Derry, Far and Wild offer an array of outdoor experiences to connect you with the natural elements. For more information visit; https://farandwild.org/
  • Golf: Redcastle, Greencastle, Ballyliffen & North West G.C. Buncrana – we are centrally situated to play on any of these great Golf Courses. Ask for more information.
  • Maiden Heaven – Health & Harmony: based in Redcastle village; destress & recharge; beauty treatments. Why not incorporate into our 3 night special for a fully relaxing break.
  • Redcastle Hotel, Spa and Golf Course: only 2km on the road to Derry.
  • Maritime Museum & Planetarium: is located at the Old Coast Guard station over looking Greencastle Harbour on the banks of the beautiful Lough Foyle – https://inishowenmaritime.com/
  • Redcastle Leisureland: recognised as one of Ireland’s leading Indoor Fun Parks catering for children of all ages and only 2 miles away.

Local beaches

  • Kinnagoe Bay: as you approach this beautiful sandy cove the scenery is breathtaking and is only a 20 minute drive.  One of the Spanish Armada Ships was ship wrecked off this coast, the artefacts from this are on display in the Tower Museum, Derry – https://www.derrystrabane.com/towermuseum
  • Stroove Blue Flag Beach: it’s white sand and clear blue water is 7 miles away from our B&B. This is an excellent beach for swimming and is very safe. Sea otters, seals and porpoises have been sited here.
  • Culdaff Blue Flag Beach: this beach is famous for surfing and sea kayaking, along with the famous New Years day swim!

Local walks

  • Inishowen Head: enjoy a refreshing walk over Inishowen Head, with stunning views.  There are other excellent walks in the area.  Please ask Darren or Seinead for more information.
  • The Shore Walk: based between Moville and Greencastle, this walk offers excellent views of coastline and wildlife.

Local places of interest

  • Cooley Cross & Skull House: an historical site just outside Moville.
  • Moville Pottery: take home a piece of locally made pottery.  You can also arrange a tour and witness the potters at work; https://www.movillepottery.com/
  • Doagh Famine Village: exhibits of Ireland during the Famine and the changes in local life since. Well worth a visit for a look back at Irish history, along with the knowledgable local tour guides – http://www.doaghfaminevillage.com/
  • Glenevin Waterfall, Clonmany: take a stroll through a beautiful wooded area to this waterfall, only 25 minutes by car!
  • Bogwood Sculptures: stocks a wide range of original hand-crafted artwork – jewellery, ornate candlesticks and grand sculptures, situated near Culdaff which is a 20 minute drive.
  • Inch Island: this island is located in Lough Swilly, on the west side of the Inishowen Peninsula, it can be accessed by car – popular for walking and birdwatching. For more information and the history of this island visit; http://inchheritage.org/timeline.html#top
  • Grianàn of Aileach: located south of the Inishowen Peninsula, this structure dates back to the Neolithic or early Bronze Age (2000 B.C) and consists of a central ‘cashel’ or circular fortification. It guards the entrance to the 800ft high hilltop that offers amazing panoramic views of the ‘Island of Owen’ or Inishowen as we now know it.

Further afield:

  • Scenic Foyle Ferry: provides direct access to the North Antrim coast, the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a- Rede Rope bridge. The ferry operates from the middle of March until the middle of October – https://loughfoyleferry.com/
  • Glenveagh National Park: Donegal’s stunning Glenveagh National Park, the second biggest in Ireland is an area of astounding beauty with over 40,000 acres of wilderness, a must see! https://www.glenveaghnationalpark.ie/
  • Go Visit Donegal: for more information on what this spectacular county has to offer, visit – https://www.govisitdonegal.com/

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