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Glenariff Forest Park

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Address: Northern Ireland

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Nice spot, but poor facilities/information and expensive car parking

I understand that there is work going on here at the minute, but there was a lack of information available for us. There was no indication of opening times for the shops etc and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
DrPhilG
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Donegal, Ireland
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Donegal, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I understand that there is work going on here at the minute, but there was a lack of information available for us. There was no indication of opening times for the shops etc and all were deserted when we were there. Also the "waterfall" trail was lovely on the way down, but a long hard uphill slog on the way... More 

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Littleborough, Lancs
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47 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We accessed the waterfalls by the lower entrance which takes you up to the main falls from the car park next to Laragh Lodge restaurant. We only had time for a short walk, so this was ideal. However, you can visit far more on foot if you park and pay £5 at the top in the large car park further... More 

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Bangor
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Why pay mega bucks for Giants Causeway just to have photos of a few rocks? This place is £5 for parking but you could easily spend all day here walking and taking in great views of the many waterfalls. We kind of cheated, we parked outside the gates for free - sorry! but we did arrive an hour before the... More 

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London
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363 reviews 363 reviews
113 attraction reviews
696 helpful votes 696 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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271 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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