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Castlewellan Forest Park

Castlewellan Forest Park, Castlewellan BT31 9BU, Northern Ireland
44-28-4377-8664
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Belfast
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116 reviews 116 reviews
5 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This rating relates solely to the Grange Cafe at Castlewellan Forest Park as it does not seem to be listed separately. If going to Castlewellan, I would strongly advise that you bring your own food and refreshments to the park with you. We visited the cafe at the weekend whilst mountainbiking at the excellent mountain bike trails here. The menu... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

I had only recently heard about castlewellan forest park and what a hidden treasure it was! Easy to find and a beautiful location. We just visited for a day, walked around the lake and attempted the maze! The maze took longer than an hour, which I did not anticipate, however it was great fun. The grounds are beautiful and was... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We visit this attraction a number of times over the year ,we stay on the camp site although the camp site is good the toilets and showers leave a lot to be desired the are filthy ,the are in need of a revamp ,it the one thing that lets it down ,the booking system needs updated some people per book... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Just home had great weekend beautiful for walks and cycling!! However I stayed in caravan area and very disappointed with facilities toilets are filthy showers I didn't even attempt for caravaning or camping them facilities really need updated and revamped!!! God help anyone camping that HAD to use them!!!!! Cafe lovely :-) enjoyed my fry each morning !

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I took our 2year old cycling round the lake. Views beautiful and enjoyable time. The cycling trail was easy to follow and fun for us all

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Ards
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The person who complained about the coffee shop in Castlewellan Forest Park being closed was lucky. We asked for cappuccino but were told milky coffee was all they had! AWFUL!! The girl behind the till was so miserable. Why not keep your misery at home? Brownies were made in FORTWILLIAM IN SCOTLAND. IS THIS HOW WE SUPPORT LOCAL INDUSTRY. All... More

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

There are loads of trails to walk around the forest. I walked about 7 miles with my brother in law. We walked the Lake circuit, which is about 2.75 miles and then some pretty steep trails in the actual forest. There are some excellent views of Newcastle bay and the mountains of Mourne from the higher parts of the forest.... More

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Haven't been to Castlewellan since childhood. Quite a drive from home but a welcome treat when we arrived. Unspoilt parkland with fantastic picturesque walks in the forest and around the lake. The Peace Maze was also good fun for the kids, even though we ended up cheating after a few unsuccessful laps of the maze! Grounds very well maintained. Only... More

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Craigavon
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Love coming here, so much to do. Kids love the Maze. Beautiful Castle , Lake and gardens .Greats walks around lake, gardens and mountains. Great bike trails and pump course. Walks and bike tracks have different levels of ability. Small tea rooms could offer more variety. Loads of picnic areas. Plenty of toilets.

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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Realty enjoyed our holiday in Newcastle and our trips up to this Forrest park. The kids love the maze- although it can get frustrating as it is as tough one . The views are amazing from the end of the maze over the hills and out to sea. Lots of tracks around the lake to bike on. Good activity centre... More

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