Inishowen Private Tour

'Step On' Tour Guide

The 100 mile drive around the peninsula, (‘Inishowen 100’) offers scenic views of Lough Swilly to the West, including ‘Amazing Grace Country’, Lough Foyle to the East and the majestic Atlantic Ocean to the North, as well as many inland gems along the way.

All Inishowen tour itineraries are custom built to suit the interests of the tourist, their location and timeframe available. The following is a suggestion of some of the Wild Atlantic Way discovery points to include while on a day trip of Inishowen, Co. Donegal.

An Grianan Aileach, Co. Donegal

Grianán of Aileach

An Inishowen tour usually begins or ends with a visit to An Grianan of Aileach, a majestic ringfort in Burt, Inishowen dating back to the sixth or seventh century. The hillfort overlooks Inishowen, Co. Donegal on one side and Co. Derry on the other.

Malin Head, Co. Donegal

Banba’s Crown, Malin Head

A visit to Malin Head, Ireland’s most northerly point, is a real bucket lister. Go where the larger coaches can’t – right to ‘Banba’s Crown’, the northernmost tip. Experience the unique rugged landscape that was the filming location of ‘Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi’.

Mamore Gap

Mamore Gap

Mamore Gap is a steep, narrow road along the Urris Hills. A viewing point at the top offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding countryside. There are holy relics to be found including a holy well devoted to Saint Eigne as well as a ‘Magic Road’ or ‘Gravity Hill’.

Dunree Fort, Inishowen

Fort Dunree

Located on the West side of the Inishowen peninsula, the scenic drive to Fort Dunree alone is as breathtaking as the view from the fort. Historically a coastal defence fortification, Fort Dunree is now a military museum with many restored guns as well as exhibitions about the area’s birds, marine life and coastal vegetation.

Culdaff Beach, Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal

Inishowen Beaches

Surrounded by Lough Swilly, Lough Foyle and the Wild Atlantic Ocean, the Inishowen peninsula has a wealth of sandy beaches to see on a private tour of Donegal.

Doagh Famine Village, Inishowen, Co. Donegal

Doagh Famine Village

Entrance fee not included | Subject to seasonal opening hours
Experience how families and communities lived in the original thatched cottages in rural Ireland. The guided tour also include an Eviction Scene, Orange Hall, Republican Safe House and Irish Wake House.

Wild Alpaca Way, Co. Donegal

Wild Alpaca Way

Entrance fee not included | Subject to seasonal opening hours
Take a beautiful alpaca on a walk up the hills at Knockamanny Bens whilst enjoying the spectacular views of Malin Head, Glashedy Rock and the Isle of Doagh.

Bears at Wild Ireland, Co. Donegal

Wild Ireland

Entrance fee not included | Subject to seasonal opening hours
Wild Ireland is a unique wild animal sanctuary offering sanctuary to many animals which have been persecuted and hunted into extinction in Ireland including brown bears, wolves, lynx and wild boar.

Inishowen Guided Tour Suggestions

The following are various combinations of some of the many Inishowen activities and attractions that can be visited in a typical private day tour. All itineraries are suggestions and intended as inspiration only. We can liaise with you to create a bespoke tour to visit what’s on your bucket list.

Itinerary A

  • Grianan of Aileach
  • Wild Ireland
  • Fort Dunree
  • Mamore Gap
  • Pollan Beach, Ballyliffin
  • Glendowen Craft Studio

Itinerary B

  • Fort Dunree
  • Mamore Gap
  • Wild Alpaca Way
  • Malin Head
  • Culdaff Beach
  • Stroove Lighthouse

Itinerary C

  • Grianan of Aileach
  • Fort Dunree
  • Mamore Gap
  • Doagh Famine Village
  • Five Finger Strand
  • Malin Head
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