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Tollymore National Outdoor Centre

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Address: 32 Hilltown Road | Bryansford, Newcastle BT33 0PZ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 4372 2158
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is located on the northern edge of the...
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is located on the northern edge of the Mourne Mountains on the fringe of Tollymore Forest Park. We provide a wide range of skills and leadership courses in outdoor adventure activities including rockclimbing, hillwalking, canoeing and kayaking, mountain biking, mountaineering and orienteering to groups and individuals. On site facilities include high and low ropes courses, indoor and outdoor climbing walls, canoe rolling pool, and a mountain bike skills course. The Centre also includes ensuite accommodation and a range of meeting and conference rooms.
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First Step Sea Kayaking Skills

This was our first experience of Kayaking and we were hoping for a beautiful day on Strangford Lough but ended up instead with a wet windy cold day. So much for Irish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was our first experience of Kayaking and we were hoping for a beautiful day on Strangford Lough but ended up instead with a wet windy cold day. So much for Irish weather. Our course was then switched to the Quoile River Downpatrick at short notice and but this was well handled and information as to what we could now... More 

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Belfast
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A great place for outdoor enthusiasts and plenty of gentle activities for the not so thrill seekers too. Top notch facilities, very helpful staff and stunning scenery all around.

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TollymoreNOC_2015, Public Relations Manager at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, responded to this review

We were delighted to have you here at the Centre and glad you had a fantastic experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I had driven past this place hundreds of times over the years and alway promised I'd go in. So one day my boss lumbered me with organising of those airy fairy team building days :( And that's when it grabbed this opportunity and I am so glad I did. The centres is world class, the equipment is versatile and the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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49 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Long walks away from traffic, and remains of follies built by previous owners. Walks clearly sign-posted.

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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I love my kids but once in while I like to kick back and watch them do something frenetic while I sip a cup of tea. The kids did the outdoor course and some wall climbing. Their rosy red cheeks and laughter told me they had a great time long before they launched into a full description of the fun... More 

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County Carlow, Ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We had a quick stop here to view the facilities and check out the courses available at the centre. We have plans to return at a later stage. Staff very friendly and helpful - showing us around the building. We had morning coffee which was excellent. Restaurant very clean and would return when next in the area. The views from... More 

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Ireland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Went here on mountain bike February 2013, paid our fee to a member of staff who told us virtually nothing about what facilities we could use, was only by pure accident that we discovered a 2nd mountain bike track (saw bikes crossing the road)as we were finishing, maybe he was having a bad day but we were paying customers who... More 

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3Babes, Public Relations Manager at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, responded to this review

We are really sorry to hear about your experience here at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre and we totally agree with you – you should have been advised on the facilities available here. Our staff are highly trained and it is extremely disappointing to learn on this occasion they did not implement what is only common courtesy and good practice. We... More 

Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

I've been driving past this place for years without ever giving it much attention. I thought I knew what they had to offer without visiting. Then last week I gave it a go. AMAZED doesn't cover it. The facilities were clean, modern, perfectly purpose built. Every detail though of from skills pool and graded climbing walls to wet rooms and... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Although I had no previous knowledge of Tollymore or its wonderful Outdoor Center. I was driving through the area looking for a trailhead to the trail I intended to walk last Easter Sunday (2012). I saw the center from the road and stopped to turn in and was hit by a very fast car on the "wrong" side of the... More 

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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

This was the best experience of my life, I went bouldering although the water was freezing. It was good fun and I would do it again, the low ropes course was challenging!

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