DescriptionCastle Inn Apartments are modern self-catering apartments with a stunning location along the shorefront in Greencastle, Co Donegal. Located beside the historic Norburg Castle, the apartments enjoy breathtaking views over Lough Foyle towards Magilligan Point and Binevenagh Mountain in Co Derry.
Stunning Coastal Location
The apartments are just a few minutes stroll from the centre of Greencastle and its busy harbour. The scenic Greencastle Golf Club is 2.5km away and the wonderful Stroove Blue flag Beach is 4km to the north. The Apartments are located along the Wild Atlantic Way and are 28km from the historic Walled City of Derry and 32km from the internationally renowned Ballyliffin Golf Club – venue for the 2018 Irish Open. The Lough Foyle Ferry from Greencastle to Magilligan only takes 10 minutes and provides easy access to the beautiful North Coast of Northern Ireland.
There are 4 self-catering apartments in total – 2 on the ground floor and 2 on the first floor. Each apartment has a large bright open plan area with kitchen, dining and living spaces. On the first floor, the open plan area has double glass doors out to a furnished balcony with beautiful sea views. On the ground floor, the open plan area opens out to a large paved patio area overlooking Lough Foyle. Each apartment has an ensuite double bedroom, an ensuite twin bedroom and a single bedroom with an adjacent toilet. There is an enclosed yard to the back of the apartments and ample parking to the front.
Greencastle:: An Ideal Touring Base
The village of Greencastle itself has a bustling and colourful harbour with fishing vessels, pleasure boats and the Lough Foyle Ferry coming and going on a regular basis. The fishing boats provide the fresh fish that has made Kealys Seafood Bar famous. The regions rich maritime history is depicted in the Inishowen Maritime Museum located on the waterfront. There is a wonderfully scenic shore walk from Greencastle to the nearby town of Moville. A shorter coastal footpath passes northwards in front of the apartments.
History and Heritage
The ruins of Norburg Castle overlooks the apartments. It was built in 1305 by Richard De Burgo in an attempt to subdue the O'Donnell and O'Doherty Clans. Just beyond this castle is a Martello Tower which was built in 1801 in response to the threat of a Napoleonic Invasion. Other historic/heritage sites in the wider Inishowen area include the Doagh Famine Village near Ballyliffin, the Military Museum at Fort Dunree and the ancient Grianan of Aileach at Burt. The Historic Walled City of Derry is well worth a visit - the Tower Museum and a walking tour of the city walls is recommended.
Wild Atlantic Way
The apartments lie along the route of the Wild Atlantic Way which hugs the coastline of the Inishowen Peninsula. The visitor can use this route to explore this ruggedly beautiful Peninsula. Banbas Crown at Malin Head is Irelands most northerly point and is one of 3 Signature points on the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal.
Local Attractions /Amenities
* Visit the Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium overlooking Greencastle harbour. The state-of-the-art Planetarium gives the visitor the ability to see how mariners used to navigate with the stars, and also provide dazzling astronomy and light shows. Facilities include a gift shop and tea room.
* Use the Greencastle to Magilligan Ferry to explore the northern coast of Northern Ireland. The Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Dunluce Castle are just some of the top attractions in this area.
* Enjoys a stroll along the scenic coastal path between Greencastle and Moville.
* Try kayaking at the Inish Adventures centre based in nearby Moville. This centre offers inland and sea level kayak training as well as tours by canoe and kayak
* Enjoy some award winning bar food in the locality including Kealys Seafood Bar in Greencastle, Rosato's in Moville and McGrory’s in Culdaff
* Go sea angling from Culdaff. The Inishowen Boating Company operates 2 purpose built fast charter boats from Bunagee Pier Culdaff (22km). These fully licensed vessels offer sea angling and sightseeing on Lough Foyle.
* Visit the newly renovated Isle of Doagh Famine Village near Ballyliffin. This wonderful attraction depicts life in Donegal at different stages throughout history in an informative and enjoyable tour
* Other major attractions in the locality are Malin Head, the Gap of Mamore, Dunree Military Museum