Here are a few suggestions for day trips while staying at Carrickfinn Wild Atlantic Holiday Homes
- Glenveagh National Park (35km) – Located in the Derryveagh Mountains, Glenveagh is the jewel in the crown of Donegal tourism. This magnificent park contains 14,000 hectares of lakes, mountains, bogland and woodland as well as a Scottish style castle and formal gardens. Facilities include an interpretative centre, playground and tea rooms at the castle. Glenveagh also has walking and cycling paths – bicycles can he hired at the park. Events such as nature walks, music sessions and birds of prey demonstrations take place regularly during the holiday season.
- The Dunlewey Lakeside Centre (20km) – Facilities include restaurant, tea-room, craft shop, adventure play areas, pets & animals, storytelling, mini train, boat trips on Dunlewey Lake, guided tours and weaving demonstrations. There is also a riding stables at the centre.
- Glencolmcille / Slieve League – Take a journey south from the holiday homes, passing through the Heritage Town of Ardara and the Glengesh Pass and on into the valley of Glencolmcille. In this quaint Gaeltacht area there is a wonderful folk museum. From Glencolmcille you can explore the dramatic Slieve League Cliffs – one of the signature points on the Wild Atlantic Way
- Arranmore Island and Tory Island – The ferry to Arranmore leaves from nearby Burtonport. Arranmore is Donegals largest island. The island has dramatic cliff scenery offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. There are beautiful sand and stone beaches as well as an iconic lighthouse. Slí Árainn Mhóir is a marked walk around the island beginning and ending at the ferry port.
There are ferrys to Tory Island from Bunbeg and Magheraroarty. Tory lies 14km off the coast of Donegal and is one of the most remote – and certainly the most intriguing – of the Irish islands. This wild and ruggedly beautiful island is steeped in history, mythology and folklore. Uniquely this Irish-speaking island is led by a king; a fellow islander elected by the people.
- The Walled City of Derry (88km) – Few places in these islands can offer such a compelling and unique experience for the visitor as the Walled City of Derry – its setting on the steep hills overlooking the wide sweep of the River Foyle, its distinctive architecture and its famous walls all provide enormous appeal.