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Inch Abbey

Address: Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-9054-3034
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Downpatrick
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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English first
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Really cool place. We took along a picnic lunch and it was so relaxing to just take it all in. Not a far walk and you can see the cathedral in the distance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The ruins themselves are beautiful, as is the view across the water to Saint Patrick's Cathedral. A nice place for a picnic or just a leisurely walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Have visted here many times. The kids love it. They enjoy trying to guess which building used to be etc. Great for picnics and romantic stroll alike. Swans on the attached lake.... just beautiful. Seen campers here too, though not fussed as it could well be haunted. There seems to be a dog walk around the bounderys.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited this site recently and I must say I was impressed with the whole site. Something very special almost spiritual about the place. Beautiful setting and apparently Inch used to be an island Inis is the Irish for island and it has that feeling of a remote place. Very well worth a visit and probably one of the best places... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The site is tucked away nicely and for me, represents a peacful place. The views across to Ráth Cealtchair (Mound of Down) are spectacular. Even when there are other visitors there, you feel that you have your own space - probably due to the scale of the ruins. You can run your hands over the stonework, wander through the buildings... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Well worth a visit,a steam train now runs from Inch to Downpatrick and on a Sunday a monk escorts visitors to the Abbey. It is a very peaceful,quiet place and is ideal for young and not so young.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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51 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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