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Ballycroy National Park

Visitor Centre | Ballycroy Village, Westport, Ireland
+353 98 49888
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Westport
Type: National Parks
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Fort Lau
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We drove to Ballycroy from Westport and returned to Claremorris. It is a very long, "Irish road" kind of drive, but the scenery is breathtaking. If you are looking for a fantastic scenery drive in Mayo then don't be intimidated by the road or the long drive. It's well worth the effort! There is a cafe at the tourist centre.... More

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Headford, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I'm not a fan of walking but I really love this place. The views are amazing. The little exhibition centre is great, my 2 year old loves it. The cafe is very good too. Good fresh food at decent prices. I have been here several times and will continue to return. I wish more people knew about this little gem... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Visitors' Center is small, but has some very interesting exhibits about life in the area several decades ago and the wildlife in the area. We especially liked the video about digging and harvesting turf. There is a very easy 15-20 minute walk around the site, though it's a bit steeper to the viewing area. The staff at Ballycroy was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is well out of the way but worth the effort. Situated near my husbands family home, Ballcroy is a regular stop and I'm pleased it is. Everyone is friendly and the views are great. The coffee shop is also great.

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Chennevieres-sur-Marne, France
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We came upon this place almost by accident: in need of something to eat...it was a very pleasant surprise: the couple running the café is very friendly and the guy is actually french...the food was delicious and not expensive at all...the view from the café is stunning and relaxing...a very good experience...we didn't have time to explore the surroundings but... More

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Cork, Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We found this place completely by accident on the drive south from Achill. It was a bit out of our way but was a lovely way to pass an hour. The exhibition center had some video presentations of the area along with some interactive exhibits for the kids but the nicest part is the nature trail; a 20-30 min stroll... More

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Galway, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautiful location with stunning walks, excellent heritage centre and lovely cafe. We really enjoyed the interactive displays and audiovisual footage.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We visit every time we go to Ireland, the views are superb, especially on a sunny day you can see for miles! In the centre there's some really entertaining activities for young ones and interesting info on the national park for older ones too. Cafe on site also and plenty of free parking well worth a visit!

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Dublin, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

After thoroughly enjoying the interpretive centre, my mum and I had lunch in Ginger and Wild with its panoramic views. The homemade food was delightful and really beats the run of the mill pub grub. Dessert and coffee were also a yummy treat. William and his mum could not have been more welcoming and hospitable. It's a real treasure

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Ballycroy National Park is certainly worth a visit and and not somewhere to be missed. The views are spectacular and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The Information Centre gives you all the necessary information without giving you an overload. And on top of that, there is a lovely coffee shop where I would strongly recommend the carrot cake!... More

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