Slieve LeagueCurrently Open
- Address: Co. Donegal, Ireland
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Mountain, Trail, View Point, Walking Area, Family And Kids
Slieve League - Review
Located on the Atlantic Coast of Dongela, the Slieve League is known for its highest cliffs in Ireland. The drive here is not for the faint hearted and it is often recommended that visitors should visit this spot on clear days as the mist can be tricky. The cliff embraces a spectacular view on the sea all along the one-man trails that are one of the hardest to walk on a windy day.
Tourists love the sheer magnificence of the place along with its intimate and larger-than-life appeal which is rare to find anywhere else.
Every Photographer’s dream, be sure to carry your cameras here to capture the panoramic views.
Slieve League Information
- Do try to visit the place in summer.
- Carry warm clothes as it is always windy here.
- It is recommended to rent a car from Donegal Town.
- Try to drive all the way up to the car park even though some prefer parking their vehicles at the base and trek to the cliff.
- There are no restrooms around.
How To reach Slieve League by Public Transport
- Bus: Sliabh Liag Tours
- Sliabh Liag Bus Tours with Curran Coaches
Restaurants Near Slieve League
- Carry a picnic from a restaurant on the drive even though there are small cafes while coming back down from the cliff.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Slieve League
95% of people who visit Donegal include Slieve League in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
41.67% of people start their Slieve League visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Slieve League
92.09% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Slieve League
Slieve League Trips
Slieve League, Donegal Reviews
Very hilly. Lovely views. Recommend a visit. You can walk or drive to the top. You just need to open the gate. It is a good walk up a hilly road and takes about 20-30 mins to get to the viewing site.
Spectacular. Stunning scenery. But handy hint. There are 2 car parks. One lower with a gate leading to a upper car park. You just open the gate and drive thru and close gate behind you. Saves you a long long walk.
Stunning scenery, great for photos. You can walk up from the bottom car park or open the gate and drive up to the top car park. Just remember to close the gate after you because there are sheep grazing. The bottom car park has toilets. The top car park has a couple of stalls for souvenirs, coffee, snacks and ice cream.
What an awesome place! I had read really good things about the views here and it definitely lived up to them. To get there, I put in directions to Teelin, where there is supposedly a visitor's center that we couldn't find. From there, we followed the signs to the viewpoint. The road up to the viewpoint are very narrow (typical of Ireland). You'll come to one parking lot with a gate on the other side. This is just a sheep gate that you can open and continue driving up to the top. Once at the top, the views of the cliffs are incredible. This had the best cliff views we saw in Ireland. It was way better (and less crowded/touristy) than the Cliffs of Moher. You can hike to the summit from the parking lot, which we did. The views weren't really much different than they were from the parking lot, but the short climb was not nearly as steep as it looked. You can also get to the top from a different starting point via Pilgrim's Pass, but I read that it was very challenging even for experienced hikers so we decided not to do that. There is a tiny little cart with gifts to buy, but no buildings or bathrooms. This was one of my favorite things we did in Ireland and it is definitely worth stopping at!
Amazing coastal cliffs, everyone should visit Slieve League even above the cliffs of Moher. It is out of the way but is very assessable. The upper parking lot allows even the people with mobility issues experience the full splendor of the cliffs.