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Castlewellan Forest Park

Address: Castlewellan Forest Park, Castlewellan BT31 9BU, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-4377-8664
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Nice grounds, and fairly flat easy walk around the lake takes about 30-45 minutes or so at a slow pace - although there is longer routes.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We visited with our family from 5 to 80 and everyone was entertained whether by a short walk or the more adventurous of us on mountain bikes or canoe. The café is nice a little dated but cheap if you want something a bit better hold out for Hilyards by the entrance lodge

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Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
4 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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County Down, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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