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Address: Newcastle, Northern Ireland

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Worth the effort

The climb is quite steep however the view is fantastic. Well worth the effort and some interesting history and some good exhibits on the trail. Bring some water on a hot day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The climb is quite steep however the view is fantastic. Well worth the effort and some interesting history and some good exhibits on the trail. Bring some water on a hot day.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Really interesting history trek through the lower mournes which ended up at the Ice house - the views are spectacular from the top of the trail

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Port Perry, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It would be easy to miss the steps which lead up to this attraction. It is past the Newcastle harbour. One needs to have sturdy footwear and be reasonably fit to take advantage of the whole walk. It is off the beaten track and well worth the effort to get there.

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A stunning walk all uphill but the view at the top is well worth it. Plenty of places to stop, with the sheep, for a sit down and a breather!The old quarry is magnificent and the views over Newcastle and the Dundrum are brilliant.

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N. Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The trail goes straight up from the harbour and is a stiff climb. The views from the quarry over the bay are beautiful. Great exercise going up and a pleasant walk down through the forest beside the Glen River.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you fancy a walk which is slightly more challenging, the Granite Trail is perfect. It is quite steep and you may find you need to take a few breaks climbing up the seemingly never ending stairs. Once you get to the top though turn around and look out to sea, you can get a great view of the harbour... More 

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Northern Ireland
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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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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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Address: Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newcastle

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