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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 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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Brilliant for a cycle or walk around the lake stunning, clean with picnic facilities and a maze for you and the children to run around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Castlewellan Forest has it all. Castle, lake and backdrop of the beautiful Mourne mountains. Good mixture of walks. Walk around the lake gentle and very pleasant. Good trails to take you further into the forest and a steeper trail to give you a fabulous view over the whole area. Well worth a visit.

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Castlewellan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

If you are a dog walker, a cyclist, a rambler, a canoeist, a view viewer, a sit and looker, a photographer, a tree hugger, a camper or just want to get lost in the magnificent maze all for a nominal car park fee (season ticket available), Castlewellan is the Forest Park for you. A season ticket will get you into... More 

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London
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705 helpful votes 705 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We came here to possibly see otters at the lake, and found the castle and arboretum to be enchanting. You cannot visit the castle which is now a conference centre, but just having it in your view is a lovely experience. Particularly interesting arboretum with redwoods and sequoias. Kayaking and cycling centre on-site. Will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited today for a half term day out. Had a great day. Facilities were grand. Well worth a trip. No complaints.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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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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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Belfast
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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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County Down, United Kingdom
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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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