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Letterkenny Travel Guide

Letterkenny is a vibrant market town steeped in history and natural beauty. It's located on the Wild Atlantic Way and is a gateway to Glenveagh National Park.

Things to Do in Letterkenny

Don't miss out historic sites such as the Cathedral of St. Eunan and St. Columba (dating back to the 1890s) and is made from white sandstone. Donegal County Museum is located inside the old Letterkenny Workhouse and houses displays covering thousands of years of local history, folklore and archeology.

Get out into the fresh air at Glenveagh National Park boasting hectares of heathland, forest, and hilly slopes all around the stunning Lough Veagh. Here, visitors can choose from various walking trails around the park. After, find your way to the 1870s Glenveagh Castle which stands majestically over the park and its own gardens. You can tour the castle and uncover the past of its various inhabitants.

Other attractions include the wonderful Mount Errigal which rises over the Gelnveach Park and is easily hiked up to. Another must-see is the glacial fjord, Lough Swilly. D

Driving out of Letterkenny is certainly worth doing, as you'll be taken on sweeping coastal roads of the most incredible scenery on the Wild Atlantic Way, head to Fanad Pensinsula for stunning views from the lighthouse.

Best Time to Visit Letterkenny

Visit during late spring or early summer for drier weather to enjoy walking and visiting all the sites.

Price and Availability Index in Letterkenny

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Letterkenny is in October, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Letterkenny is in the high season in August. Letterkenny has its low season in November, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Letterkenny tends to be Thursday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Letterkenny tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Thursdays.

The weather in Letterkenny

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Letterkenny. The warmest months in Letterkenny are July and August, when temperatures reach 78 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 25 ˚F. The wettest month in Letterkenny is August with 6.15 inches of rain, while the driest month is April with 1.24 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Letterkenny

At AllTheRooms.com we have accommodations from all of your favourite providers - Airbnb, Homeaway, Hostelworld and more. We have 748 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Letterkenny ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Letterkenny is available at $21.52 per night. The average price of accommodation in is $72 per night.

If you need an internet connection during your stay in Letterkenny, then you can choose from over 124 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 66 places to stay include a breakfast. Choose from 8 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on arriving in Letterkenny by car, be sure to choose from 144 accommodations that provide parking. We have 4 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 22 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from 4 providers in Letterkenny, including 132 places to stay from Airbnb, 8 accommodations from Homeaway and 6 places to stay from Hostelworld

360 of our places to stay in Letterkenny have been rated by previous guests. They rated 68% as excellent or good. 224 accommodations allow instant booking.

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