Buncrana Town

So you've booked your stay with us at the Lake of Shadows Hotel in Buncrana and now you are looking to see whats on in the surrounding area. We've put together some of the top attractions in Buncrana.
The Shore Front Beach is located opposite the Hotel. Lisfannon beach has blue flag status with a long sandy beach of 5km, Culdaff beach, 20 miles from Buncrana has blue flag status and is popular with surfers, Stroove beach, approx. 30 miles from Buncrana has blue flag status with breathtaking walks. Buncrana itself has the Lady’s Bay and the Connaberry shore front, Porthaw, Stragill, and Linsfort and a number of other smaller beaches. All within a 5 to 10 minute car journey from the hotel.
Family Parks
Festival Park, located on the Shore Green in Buncrana, less than a 3 minute walk from the hotel.
Town Centre
Tourist Information Office, Shops, Post Office, Banks, Dry Cleaners, Hairdressers, Cinema, Churches, Library, Restaurants, Cafes, Amusement Arcades, a 10 minute walk from the Hotel.
The lonely rugged hills, hidden glens and miles of trails are a must for the walker. There is something for everyone in Inishowen, to suit all levels of physical fitness. For those who like to test their endurance, try the Urris Hills or Raghtin More, Bulbin, Slieve Sneacht or Crunlieve. For leisure, follow the network of bog roads. In Buncrana itself, Swan Park is located just to the north of the town. The park is opened all year round and provides a peaceful setting for scenic walks and picnicing. Additionally, a scenic four mile trail from Neds Point Fort, over Castle Bridge, along Buncrana bay and along the shore and provides an excellent facility for an avid walker or cyclist.
Equestrian enthusiasts can enjoy a leisurely trek at Inch Island Stables. Facilities include a cross-country course, trail riding, liveries, tuition by qualified instructors and trekking. The surrounding countryside and beaches are aptly suited to horse riding.
Inishowen Quad Biking
3 km from Buncrana (Dunree Fort direction) Price per hour to hire - 90cc Quads €30 and 250cc Quads €40. They provide compulsory helmets and we have coats and trousers, we advise that you bring a spare change of clothes, as it can get a bit muddy.
Inish Adventures
Located in Moville, only a short 30 minutes drive from Buncrana, Inish Adventures offers a truly unforgetable experience when exploring Inishowen from the water. Kayaking, yacht hire and archery are just some of the activities on offer from their base and private trips can be organised in water venues in Buncrana to make it easier for you.The dolphins resident in the waters just of Malin Head are always looking for company. www.inishadventures.com.
Wild Ireland
Step back in time into an ancient woodland inhabited by extinct creatures to experience some of Ireland’s ancient lost wildlife. Walk among the ancient trees and encounter Bears, Wolves, Lynx and Wild Boar on your journey through the past.
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Grianan Park,
Co Donegal,


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