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Castlewellan Forest Park

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Address: Castlewellan Forest Park, Castlewellan BT31 9BU, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-4377-8664
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Nice day out

Plenty of nice walks, great for cycling and kayaking on the lake. Kayaks and bikes to rent there. Maze was wonderful. Kept the kids going for ages. Great place for o picnic and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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English first
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Plenty of nice walks, great for cycling and kayaking on the lake. Kayaks and bikes to rent there. Maze was wonderful. Kept the kids going for ages. Great place for o picnic and great value at £5 per car no matter how long you stay. Good facilities.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Booked to camp here, arrived, ranger said he couldnt find our booking, wouldnt let us stay because we were young and some of our group were only staying for one night. Disgrace'! He was very unhelpful, we had all our stuff packed into our cars prepared for a camping trip. Never again. If your from the age of 20-25 wanting... More 

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Wonderful, Forest park to visit anytime of year, great walks, and lots to do and see, great spot ,on a summers day for a picnic, the castle was Formally the home of the Annesley Family, and some of its bedrooms are reputed to be haunted,the forest park is also the venue, for the Castlewellan show, which attracts thousands of visitors... More 

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ireland
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a brilliant place for families of all ages, who can stroll round the lake, visit the play area, have an icecream or snack in the cafe and play in the park and spend hours getting lost in the Peace Maze. For the cyclists, there are easy, medium and difficult routes. Theres also a brilliant pump track. Great facilities... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had a very relaxing walk along the lake which is absolutely beautiful. The scenery is stunning. Ended our day with a bite to eat in the little coffee shop which had a good choice of food and very pleasant staff. Well worth a visit and we will definitely be back!

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lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A nice level walk round a lake set amongst trees in all shades of green overlooked by a castle, a lovely garden with some magnificent trees and shrubs and a cosy cafe, You could spend all day here for only four pounds for the car park.

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Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful place to visit, would go regular for a walk around the lake it is so peaceful and the scenery has such stunning views. Good to go for a nice relaxing walk or run or jog for the more active. Although think it should be compulsory for all dogs to be kept on a lead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Do you like to walk around the lake? Or do you enjoy the challenging walk in the hills? Or the frustrating walk in the Peace Maze, with the final ring on the bell when you finished the puzzle? And then there is th play garden, not only nice for children to play in, also giving you an smile because of... More 

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Tanunda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I imagine at certain times of the year the gardens would be stunning, not sure what the quite high entrance fee is for, maybe for all of the staff standing around and the others driving 100kph through the car park. Pity that they don't put a bit more effort into the maintenance of the place. Don't know why the castle... More 

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The walks around the lake are really relaxing, but you can take easy walks right through to up the mountain(I wasn't feeling quite that energetic).The gardens are beautifully beautifully laid out, on the down side the green houses are empty and there is no acess to the castle. If you want a great walk with beautiful scenery its worth the... More 

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Address: Castlewellan Forest Park, Castlewellan BT31 9BU, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-4377-8664
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Castlewellan

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