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Knocknarea

Sligo, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 77 Attractions in Sligo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Knocknarea mountain, just over 300 meters, can be seen from all over County Sligo (and from a number of surrounding counties). The distinctive... more »
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Hobart, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I cannot really say more than is in my title other than have a think as to whether's take a rock to the top to put it on the Cairn for Queen Maeve who some say is buried here. the view on a nice day is magnificent with both ocean and hills visible

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A 25-30 minute walk up a steep hill was totally worth it for the breathtaking views over Sligo. The weather was lovely but a bit windy at the top but otherwise an amazing experience.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The climb up Knocknarea was challenging at times,but very doable.I am amiddle age grandma, fairly in shape, and I made it.My husband and I were so glad we did this-views from the top were fabulous. We were lucky to walk part of the way with 2 shepherds and their sheep dog and got to watch them do their thing and... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I am middle aged and a smoker, I tackled the climb to the summit on a very hot day in September 2014. The walk starts at a gradual incline but once you pass the 'kissing gate' the climb gets steeper with no path to follow - not to be tackled when wet - and I had to stop several times... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you wish to see a spectacular set of views north to Donegal and Sliabh Liag and south to Achill in Mayo and beyond, this short 1.2 km walk and climb to the top of Knocknarea will not disappoint. A very special place

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NJ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The hike is short [less than a mile], steep, rocky and scenic. Views were great from the top, even on a hazy rainy day. I imagine it would have been spectacular with clear weather. Small vending hut at the bottom for snacks/coffee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great walk. Steepish on final sections if you take the direct route. Gentler if you take the scenic route. The cairn at the top is tempting to climb but please don't. Visitor numbers are damaging the neolithic structure.

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Stourbridge United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The latter stages of the climb to the top can be challenging, particularly if you are not in top shape! However, the views from the top on a clear day more than make up for the effort. Give it a go, the feeling of achievement alone will make it worthwhile. Whilst on the top, spare a thought for the people... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Our 3yr old found this a bit tough going at times but she made it up and down. It is steep and hard at times but so worth it for the views at the top. You need to walk away from Maebh's cairn as if towards the edge towards Benbulben to get the full view which takes your eye as... More

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Galway, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

this is a really nice easy hike for a family to do. There is a gravel path most of the way up.It took 30mins to walk to the top. The views are fab. Worth Doing

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