Walking Tour in Buncrana

walking tour buncrana

Explore the enchanting beauty of Buncrana, Ireland, on this captivating 2-hour walking tour. Begin at Amazing Grace Park, then venture to the historic Buncrana Lighthouse and the Amazing Grace Viewing Platform for breathtaking coastal vistas. Stroll through Walk and Park, bask in the serenity of Swan Park, and discover the remnants of O’Doherty’s Keep and Buncrana Castle, steeped in medieval history. End your journey in the heart of Buncrana, where lively streets and warm hospitality await. Uncover the magic of this charming town, leaving with cherished memories of its natural allure and rich heritage.

General information

Price / 29 USD

You can pay online





Starting time

11:00 hrs


2 hours

Included / excluded

Local tour guide

2-hour guided walking tour

Bespoke Map Memento of your Tour


Private transportation 

Full description

Explore the captivating beauty of Buncrana, Ireland, on this unforgettable 2-hour walking tour. We begin our journey at the charming Amazing Grace Park, a serene spot named after the iconic hymn penned by John Newton during his time in Buncrana. Let the tranquil atmosphere set the tone as we delve into the rich history and stunning landscapes that await us.

Our first stop takes us to the historic Buncrana Lighthouse, perched majestically on the coast. As we approach, the rhythmic sounds of the crashing waves serenade us, and we learn about the lighthouse’s crucial role in guiding ships safely through the waters. The panoramic views from this vantage point are simply breathtaking, offering an ideal photo opportunity.

From the lighthouse, we make our way to the Amazing Grace Viewing Platform. Prepare to be mesmerized as you gaze upon the awe-inspiring Lough Swilly, one of Ireland’s most enchanting natural harbors. The stunning blue waters framed by lush landscapes will leave you in awe of nature’s wonders.

Continuing on, we’ll stroll through the Walk and Park, a peaceful pathway shaded by leafy trees, where locals and visitors alike come to enjoy a leisurely promenade. This picturesque route allows us to immerse ourselves in the tranquility of Buncrana’s natural surroundings and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


Next, we’ll venture into the picturesque Swan Park, a verdant oasis that beckons with its quaint bridges, serene lake, and graceful swans gliding effortlessly on the water. The park’s well-maintained gardens and scenic trails make it an idyllic spot to pause, take a deep breath, and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.

Our journey then takes us to the historic landmarks of O’Doherty’s Keep and Buncrana Castle. These remnants of a bygone era stand as a testament to Buncrana’s rich history and provide a fascinating glimpse into the town’s medieval past. As we explore the ruins, we’ll uncover stories of ancient battles, noble families, and the events that shaped this remarkable place.

Our final stop brings us to the heart of Buncrana, where we can soak in the lively atmosphere of this charming town. Feel free to explore the quaint streets, stop by local shops, or savor some traditional Irish cuisine at one of the nearby cafes or restaurants.

As we conclude our walking tour, you’ll leave with unforgettable memories of Buncrana’s natural beauty, intriguing history, and warm hospitality. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, nature lover, or simply seeking a tranquil escape, Buncrana has something truly special to offer to every traveler. So, put on your walking shoes, join us on this delightful journey, and let’s uncover the magic of Buncrana together.

Meeting point

Go visit Inishowen Tourist Office , the tourist office is before the bridge, across from the petrol station at the entrance to the town.

Important information

This tour will take place rain or shine.