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Fanad Head

A short trip up the Fanad Peninsula from Rathmullan House will bring you to one of the most picturesque lighthouses in Europe.

The road to Fanad from Rathmullan will take you along one of the most spectacular sections of coastal road in Ireland. The Knockalla drive offers scenic views across Ballymastocker Bay and Portsalon which will leave you breathless. From this vantage point, it is not difficult to see why the beach was voted as the second most beautiful in the world.

Fanad lighthouse has graced countless covers of travel magazines over the years and recently enjoyed a massive refurbishment. The new visitor centre at the Lighthouse will add to the experience of viewing this beautiful historic site with tours and even self-catering accommodation at the lighthouse now available.

A walk along the headland adjacent to Fanad Lighthouse will give you a view of awe inspiring waves and rugged coastline. We never tire of hearing the excitement and disbelief of guests on their return from Fanad Head. The sheer natural beauty of the headland leaves many guests questioning how they have not visited this hidden gem before!