A Guide to The Inishowen Peninsula
The Seaview Tavern
Groceries - Seaview Tavern, Farrens bar, Mullins Shop
On the northernmost tip of Malin Head, called Banba's Crown, stands a tower that was built in 1805 by the British admiralty and later used as a Lloyds signal station. Around it are concrete huts that were used by the Irish army in WWII as lookout posts. To the west from the fort-side car park, a path leads to Hell's Hole , a chasm where the incoming waters crash against the rocky formations. To the east a longer headland walk leads to the Wee House of Malin , a hermit's cave in the cliff face.
The view to the west takes in, from left to right, the Inishowen Hills, Dunaff Head, low-lying Fanad Head with its lighthouse, the twin 'horns' of Horn Head and the twin bumps of Tory Island; in the far distance, to the left of Fanad lighthouse, are Muckish and Errigal Mountains. To the east lie raised beach terraces, and offshore you can see the lighthouse on the remote island of Inishtrahull. A new viewing area has free telescopes. On a few nights a year you can see the Northern Lights.
Here is what Lonely Planet have to say about Malin Head :
Where to Eat and Drink in Malin Head
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