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Inch Abbey

Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
44-28-9054-3034
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Ranked #6 of 15 attractions in Downpatrick
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a beautiful historical ruin, set on the quoile river on he outskirts of Downpatrick , u can reach this by either driving or by (more fun way) steam train from Downpatrick. Worth a visit and for you game of thrones fans it was the setting/ back drop rob starks coronation for king of north :)

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Inch Abbey is well worth a visit if your in the Downpatrick area. The history of the ruins are well illustrated and explained. One hour should be sufficient for a visit but take a picnic and enjoy it and the adjacent Quoile River at your leisure. We are one of many people who walk their dogs here so if you... More

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I reviewed Inch Abbey a while back but since then Game of Thrones has hit our TV screens so I thought I would let you know that several scenes were filmed here from S01E10, Fire and Blood.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Inch Abbey always seems to be empty! It's a real hidden treasure. We love coming here on a nice sunny day. Our boys take a football and run around in the grass and climb on some of the ruins (I think you are allowed!). Bring your own food. There is nothing to buy here - just beautiful nature !!!

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downpatrick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

1 of my favourite places, take a book along and just sit around the abbey with no bother . great views of Downpatrick.and its free to get into the abbey . you can also get the train from town to there during peek times . not sure of cost

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Helena, MT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We were taking the back roads, enjoying Ireland. Inch Abbey has the remains, quite a bit, of the abbey. Nice walk from the car park, grassy, historical, sort of mystical. But all of Ireland, the Republic and N. Ireland seem mystical and magic to us American cousins. Well worth it we thought. Easier to find than some Dolmens I'm looking... More

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

the abbey is well worth a visit,peaceful and scenic. a word of caution however if visiting by vehicle, we had our car broken into yesterday in the car park whilst down at the abbey, the thieves gained access by smashing a window despite it being alarmed. they stole a handbag which was out of sight in the boot+other personal belongings.I... More

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North Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Remote, well kept and peaceful. I was there over 30 years ago, and at that time nothing was maintained. I can see that the community has put a great effort to maintaining and teaching the public about Inch Abbey"s history

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Train ride from Down Patrick and short stroll, lovely place for a picnic if the weather is good otherwise the trip would be a disaster unless you are a real enthusiast for ruins

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The ruins of Inch Abbey are so peaceful and overlook the water to the spires of Downpatrick. There are usually swans on the lake and the quiet old Inch graveyard in on your left on the way in. The layout of the abbey can still be seen and it’s easy to imagine why the monks built in this beautiful part... More

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