This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Buncrana. To help you make friends with Buncrana before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The small town of Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland, is situated on the Inishowen Peninsula in the north of the country. After Letterkenny, it is the second-most populous town, with around sixty-eight thousand inhabitants in County Donegal, and it used to be an important location for the textile industry in the county. Buncrana has a quite developed tourism industry and attracts travelers mainly with the beautiful nature and the coastline. Furthermore, some museums and a surprisingly vibrant music scene are in town. The climate in the north of Ireland is wet and mild. Between May and October the average daily maximum temperatures reach between thirteen and eighteen degrees and therefore it is the best period to explore the seaside town and the county.
The main supply of accommodations are private apartments; your options for a hostel in Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland, will be extremely limited. But travelers are likely to find a spare bed in a Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland hostel, even if they come here spontaneously. The prices for Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland hostel dorm rooms are very reasonable, and consequently very suitable for tourists with a tight budget. Several additional hostels can be found in Londonderry, which is the nearest bigger town, approximately eighteen kilometers away.
If you are interested in the local culture and heritage, check out the popular Vintage Car and Carriage Museum and the Fort Dunree Military Museum. Fort Dunree has one of the best collections of coast artillery guns worldwide. Dunree Bay, Buncrana Beach, and Lisfannon Beach are the best places for nature lovers to enjoy the beautiful landscape and the authentic Irish nature. The Buncrana Music Festival takes place annually during the summer. This three-day event is full of music acts, competitions, and local exhibitions. There are a couple of pubs in town that have live acts with folk, rock, and country music most nights of the week. Furthermore, you will find some restaurants that serve local and international food. The quality and the price depend on the premises. Anyway, there are enough options to have a cosy evening in a local restaurant or bar.
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