DescriptionHannons Cottage is located on an elevated site above the ferry port of Greencastle and has panoramic sea views over the mouth of the Lough towards the coastline of north County Derry. Sleeping up to 6 people and equipped with free wifi this comfortable home provides an ideal base for travelling around Inishowen and along the north coast.
Greencastle - an Ideal Holiday Base for Inishowen
Greencastle itself is a small coastal town located in the eastern side of the scenic Inishowen Peninsula in Co Donegal. It is situated close to the narrow mouth of Lough Foyle and is just 1km by ferry from Magilligan Point in Co Derry.
The village has a beautiful setting overlooking Lough Foyle towards the dramatic Benevenagh Mountain. It originally developed as fishing port but it recent times has become a popular family tourist destination. This is due to a number of factors including its central location on the Inishowen Peninsula, its easy access to the dramatic northern coastlines of Derry and Antrim and its proximity to the historic walled City of Derry.
It is also due to a number of more local factors including Greencastles rich maritime heritage, its friendly pubs, its beautiful 18 hole golf course and the wonderful Shroove beach overlooked by the dramatic Stroove Lighthouse. Greencastle lies along the route of Irelands Wild Atlantic Way and is just 40km from one of the main destination points on this route - Malin Head
Local Attractions and Amenities
Play a round of golf at the scenic 18 hole Greencastle Golf Club – just a few minutes drive from the holiday home. The internationally renowned Ballylifffin Golf Club is 30km away.
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.
Take a trip to some of the many fine beaches in the locality. These include Sweet Nellies beach in Greencastle itself and the blue flag beach at Stroove. Other fine beaches can be found at Kinnegoe Bay, Culdaff and Five Finger Strand near Malin.
Try kayaking at the Just Kayak adventure 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 Kealy's Seafood Bar in Greencastle, Rosatto’s in Moville and McGrory’s in Culdaff. Or pop across the ferry and try the Point Bar & Restaurant in Magilligan.
Go sea angling from Culdaff. The Inishowen Boating Company operates 2 purpose built fast charter boats from Bunagee Pier Culdaff (22km). These fully licenced vessels offer sea angling and sightseeing on Lough Foyle. Fishing is also popular off the rocks in Greencastle
Visit the 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 and the historic Walled City of Derry (28km)