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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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downpatrick
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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106 attraction reviews
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Its not often that an historical site of this nature is free but there is no charge for exploring this ancient Abbey. The remains of this castle sit on the edge of the Quoile lake and on a summers day you can bring a picnic and enjoy walking through this beautiful part of the world. There are no toilet facilities... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Nice spot to spend an hour walking among the ruins of the ancient abbey, the kids will love to climb amongst the stones and lovely views across to Downpatrick. Very atmospheric and thought-provoking. Not recommended after a heavy rain as the road leading to it is more of a rough track but on a nice day it is lovely. It... More

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Great place to let dogs and children run around, or possibly take a picnic if the weather is fine and you like a good view. There are some information points giving history of Inch Abbey but there were still unanswered questions for me and I would have liked a little more.

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belfast
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16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Beautiful location and very interesting to spend time at. Lovey area for a family picnic. Free parking and no charge for entry. Close to miniture railway if you have small children

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