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The Granite Trail

Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #10 of 15 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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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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