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The Granite Trail

Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Newcastle
Traveler Description: In 1824 John Lynn opened a quarry on Millstone Mountain and laid a mineral railway line to King Street. By 1859 the railway was diverted to the more... more »
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Northern Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I can only go up this path very slowly, pausing to admire the surroundings, and it takes me an hour there and back, but fit types can steam up it and not even look. Either way, it is a pleasure. It goes between trees and is light and airy. There are steps and some gravelly bits so wear grippy shoes... More

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a tough ole hike... very steep, good path and well worth it, but be prepared to test the limits of lungs and heart!

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Did the Granite Trail at the weekend and it was brillient. We started at the harbour and went up the granite steps to the quarry, the views were amazing !! we then went across to the second quarry and down the Glen River track. It was steep going up the steps, but once we got up to the quarry, it... More

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