We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-9054-3034

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 37 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful and Untouched

This was also part of our Game of Thrones tour. This is practically undiscovered by tourists (so far) and is practically untouched.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
ellenj211
,
Seattle, Washington
Add Photo Write a Review

37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Seattle, Washington
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This was also part of our Game of Thrones tour. This is practically undiscovered by tourists (so far) and is practically untouched.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Enjoyed a brief visit as Game of Throne nerds. Impressive arched windows. Not a huge lot to see, but good ruins and. River view.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
51 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

If you're driving from Belfast the Abbey ruins are signposted from the main road just before you come to Downpatrick. Watch out carefully though, I've almost whizzed past and I know the location fairly well. Once down the bumpy road, you come to the car park, which is opposite an old graveyard. You then walk through a gate to reach... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The ruins are beautiful, as is the view across the water to Saint Patrick's Cathedral and the location is well worth a visit. In summer it is busy with families having picnics and sun worshipers. Off season it is tranquil and an ideal place to walk, take photographs, or simply take the time to think.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Billund, Denmark
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Inch Abbey also viewed

Downpatrick, County Down
Downpatrick, County Down
 

Been to Inch Abbey? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Inch Abbey staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?