Within 30 minutes drive
· Medieval Doe Castle, near Creeslough.
· Ards Forest Park, Creeslough.
· Famine Exhibit at the Workhouse, Dunfanaghy.
· Horn Head Drive, Dunfanaghy.
· Horn Head Pet Sanctuary, Dunfanaghy.
· Beaches at Marble Hill and Killahoey
Within 1 hour drive
· Glenveagh National Park and Castle.
· Ionad Cois Locha (Lakeside Centre), Dunlewy.
· Grianán Aileach, spectacular ring fort located at Burt.
In and around Downings
Situated in the heart of the Old Tom Morris golf links at Rosapenna, the cottages are ideal for golfers keen to sample two of Ireland’s famed golf links. The modern Sandy Hills links is the challenging new addition at the Rosapenna Golf Resort. Tee times and preferential green fees for both are available via Downings Coastguard Cottages.
There are a selection of pubs locally including the Harbour Bar; Tramore House; the Singing Pub; and bars at the Beach and the Downings Bay Hotels. Many of the above serve food. There is also a convenience store in the village for all those essentials.
The facilities at the Magherabeg Leisure Centre include a pool, sauna, steam room, and a well-equipped and spacious gym.
Downings Beach (Trabeg) and Tramore beach are both within easy reach of the cottages. A couple of miles away lies Trá na Rosann on the famous Atlantic Drive.
Carrigart (2 miles)
The Main Street offers excellent supermarkets; Joy’s Gift Shop selling authentic Irish crafts; a selection of pubs; and a fine restaurant at the Carrigart Hotel. Just off the main street is a well kept public park, and the Carrigart Riding Stables which offer horse riding across the sand dunes and strands of the locality.
Carrigart also boasts Donegal’s first purpose-built dive centre, Mevagh Dive Centre. Experience wreck, scenic, or drift dives. Facilities include a shop, changing rooms, lecture room, and provision of all necessary equipment.