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Buncrana, Co. Donegal

Buncrana is a popular seaside resort on the east side of Lough Swilly. There is a strong local tradition that it was to Buncrana Castle that Wolfe Tone was taken when he was captured in 1798 after the Anglo-French Naval encounter in Lough Swilley, north of Buncrana, at Dunree Head, Fort Dunree guards the entrance to Lough Swilley. The fort now houses an impressive military museum and interpretive centre.

On this page you can see a map of Buncrana, see what's on in Buncrana, find out how to get to Buncrana, find things to see and do in Buncrana, visit local websites for Buncrana, find Hotels in Buncrana, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Buncrana, find Self-Catering Accommodation in Buncrana, browse restaurants in Buncrana.

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Things to See and Do in Buncrana

Fort Dunree Military Museum

Shores of Lough Swilly, North of Buncrana, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Fort Dunree is a military museum with special emphasis on coastal artillary and the military history of the North West.

Vintage Car and Carriage Museum

Buncrana, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Collection of Vintage and Classic cars, Horse-drawn Carriages, Victorian Bicycles, model car and railway collections.

Hotels in Buncrana

Inishowen Gateway Hotel Inishowen Gateway Hotel

Railway Road, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Situated in picturesque Buncrana, The Inishowen Gateway Hotel offers a luxury spa, a 20-metre pool, and a modern Irish restaurant.

Lake of Shadows Hotel Lake of Shadows Hotel

Grianan Park, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Just 5 minutes’ walk from Buncrana town centre, The Lake of Shadows Hotel offers free access to a local gym and free parking. Just 5 minutes’ walk from the beach of Lough Swilly, guests can enjoy full Irish breakfasts.

The Central, Buncrana The Central, Buncrana

10 Lower Main Street, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
The Central, Buncrana offers accommodation in Buncrana town centre at the heart of Main Street. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, free WiFi and luxury goose feather mattress toppers.

The Harbour Inn The Harbour Inn

Derry Road, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Just 3 minutes' walk from the beach in Buncrana, The Harbour Inn sits on a hillside overlooking the sandy beaches of Lough Swilly. The Harbour offers spacious bedrooms with private bathrooms, breakfasts freshly cooked on request, and free parking.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Buncrana

Johnny Johnny's Beach House

Barrack Hill, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Set in Buncrana, 17 km from Londonderry, Johnny's Beach House features a sun terrace and views of the sea. Free private parking is available on site. You will find a kettle in the room. Johnny's Beach House features free WiFi .

Lakeview House B&B Lakeview House B&B

Baylet, Inch Island, Co. Donegal
Lakeview House B&B is set on Inch Island in County Donegal, surrounded by fields and mountains. With a bird sanctuary and wild fowl reserve nearby, it offers 3 cosy rooms and a pretty garden.

Lissadell B&B Lissadell B&B

Railway Road, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
This detached townhouse is situated in Buncrana, on the shores of Lough Swilly. There is free Wi-Fi, free private parking on site, and a golf course within 5 minutes’ drive. Rooms at Lissadell B&B are light and traditionally furnished.

St Columbs House St Columbs House

29 st marys road, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, St Columbs House offers accommodation in Buncrana. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some units include views of the sea or mountain.

St.Bridgets Bed and Breakfast St.Bridgets Bed and Breakfast

St,Bridgets, Cockhill Road nn, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
St.Bridgets Bed and Breakfast is situated in Buncrana, 18 km from Londonderry. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Rooms have a flat-screen TV.

Town Clock B&B Town Clock B&B

6 Upper Main Street, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Situated in the heart of Buncrana on the Inishowen peninsula, by the glacial fjord of Lough Swilly, the Town Clock B&B offers rooms with free WiFi. Along the coast, 2 golf courses can be found within 3 km from the property.

Westbrook House B & B Westbrook House B & B

Westbrook, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, Westbrook House B & B offers pet-friendly accommodation in Buncrana, 19 km from Londonderry. Free private parking is available on site. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Buncrana

Annie Annie's Beach Lodge

Barrack Hill, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Situated in Buncrana, Annie's Beach Lodge is an apartment featuring a sun terrace. The property is 17 km from Londonderry and free private parking is provided. Free WiFi is available . A dishwasher and an oven can be found in the kitchenette.

Bundoran Surf Shack Bundoran Surf Shack

St Bridgets Terrace, Bundoran, Co. Donegal
Bundoran Surf Shack is a holiday home situated in Bundoran, 1.1 km from Donegal Equestrian Holidays. The holiday home is 5 km from Kinlough Folk Museum. The unit is fitted with a kitchenette. Towels and bed linen are featured in this holiday home.

Marina View Marina View

15 Marina Court, Bundoran, Co. Donegal
Marina View is a holiday home with a terrace, set in Bundoran. It provides free private parking. Donegal Equestrian Holidays is 200 metres from Marina View, while Kinlough Folk Museum is 3.6 km away.

Millbrae House Millbrae House

85B Lower Main St, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Located in Buncrana, this semi-detached holiday home features a patio and a garden with a barbecue and a terrace. The property is 18 km from Londonderry and features views of the garden. Free private parking is available on site.

The Hawthorns The Hawthorns

32 The Hawthorns, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Offering a garden, The Hawthorns is set in Buncrana. Londonderry is 17 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation has a seating and dining area. A flat-screen TV and DVD player are available in some units.

The Millstone The Millstone

71 Millbrae The Millstone, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
The Millstone is a two-bedroom holiday home in the seaside town of Buncrana, on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Restaurants in Buncrana

Drift Inn Drift Inn

Railway Road, Buncrana, Co. Donegal

Inishowen Gateway Hotel Inishowen Gateway Hotel

Buncrana, Co. Donegal

Jinuk Jinuk

10, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Open Daily

Lake of Shadows Hotel Lake of Shadows Hotel

Grianan Park, Buncrana, Co. Donegal

Oscars Cafe Bar Oscars Cafe Bar

Main Street, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Oscar's Cafe Bar & Restaurant is located in the heart

Primavera Italian Restaurant Primavera Italian Restaurant

St. Marys Road, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
The reason Primavera's is as popular as ever is they offer a wide range of delicious home style Italian food, from their house made fresh egg pasta, traditional cooking techniques and the freshest of produce available, to their many veal, chicken and

Taylor Taylor's Pantry

49 Upper Main Street, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Taylor's Pantry is a modern Irish daytime restaurant situated in the heart of Buncrana. A bright, friendly, and welcoming atmosphere invites you to experience fine home cooking or to simply enjoy a coffee and a chat. With a menu to suit all the famil

The Beach House Bar & Restaurant The Beach House Bar & Restaurant

The Pier, Swilly Road, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
The Beach House is one of the finest establishments to open its doors in Inishowen in recent years. The ethos of our restaurant is to provide excellent food, friendly service, a warm relaxed atmosphere and great value for money. At the helm is reno

The Harbour Inn Hotel The Harbour Inn Hotel

Main Street, Buncrana, Co. Donegal

The Red Door The Red Door

Fahan, Buncrana, Co. Donegal

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