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Glenariff Forest Park

Address: Northern Ireland
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Ranked #52 of 109 Attractions in County Antrim
Type: Forests, Outdoors
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Type: Forests, Outdoors
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363 reviews 363 reviews
113 attraction reviews
687 helpful votes 687 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Glenariff Forest Park must be one of the most magical places I have ever visited! We completed the Waterfall Trail which was absolutely lovely, with two very impressive huge waterfalls. The flora and fauna of Glenariff are a delight, and everything is visitor-friendly and well sign-posted. Lots of parking and stunning views down to the sea. Super café to enjoy... More 

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Stopped off here on the way to Portrush from Belfast to see the waterfalls. The views to the sea are stunning. We only did some of the walks, as we didn't have time to do them all. Wish we'd seen some red squirrels, but not lucky today. Only grumble would be that the cafe wasn't open, which was surprising as... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Waterfall Trail is back open now. We inadvertently did both the Viewpoint trail and the Waterfall Trail as the signage and maps are somewhat confusing. We enjoyed both trails. Be aware that the climb back up to the carpark after viewing the falls is somewhat strenuous.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely walk here, intending to walk around the waterfalls on the 2-3 hour route. Unfortunately some of the route was closed off for harvesting reasons, hence the 4 stars. Still, we enjoyed what we saw and the views of the open countryside were spectacular. We stopped for coffee before we left at The Laragh Lodge and that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great views from even the car park along the Glen. This part of the world has just spectacular scenery. Deep valleys, cliffs, forest and waterfalls. Just beautiful. The park has a number of marked walking trails ranging from not very far to half day type things. We took the waterfall loop past a number of beautiful waterfalls. 3 miles ish... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We walked along the trails marveling at the views. Took many pictures and had lunch on a picnic table at the visitor's centre. If you wanted to, you could spend the day walking trails and snapping pics. Beautiful countryside.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This national park has some spectacular views, deep valley and steep inclines ideal for outdoor photographers.

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Marsden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went to Glenariff Forest Park for a half-day walk. We had planned to do the longer scenic walk but had read in advance that about half of this path is shut due to felling of trees for disease control. Thankfully the diversions were signposted and it's easy enough to combine the various walks as they are mainly loops which... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

There are several trails you can take in Glenariff Forest Park. As we only had about 2 hours there took the Waterfall trail. Its not the most convinient one, there is lot of steps up & down you need to take, but its definetely worth it. Views are stunning and you are so close to the waterfalls that you can... More 

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Port Moody
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was a pit stop for our 15 day Ireland tour in May. My knee was hurting bad and so I did not get to wander far - but what I saw and what I heard from others - this was a nice walk. I could see one large falls from the parking area but apparently there are three and... More 

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