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Address: Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-9054-3034

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A place apart

This very well preserved abbey has a wonderful atmosphere and the huge ruins look so well beside the river Quoile. One would think that the monks only left recently as their way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Don R
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Bangor Co Down
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Bangor Co Down
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This very well preserved abbey has a wonderful atmosphere and the huge ruins look so well beside the river Quoile. One would think that the monks only left recently as their way of life is very well described on the notices.Car park and railway from Downpatrick on occasion.

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Seattle, Washington
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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.

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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.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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 

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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.

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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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Billund, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

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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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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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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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Address: Address: Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-9054-3034
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Downpatrick

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