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Address: Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61201

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Magical mystery tour in the mist

A wonderful family outing where the exercise and fresh air is rewarded with a fantastic view of Sligo and Donegal bay(weather may play it's own role ).I first did this 50 years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Letterkenny, Ireland
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Letterkenny, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A wonderful family outing where the exercise and fresh air is rewarded with a fantastic view of Sligo and Donegal bay(weather may play it's own role ).I first did this 50 years ago as a child and then with the scouts.One can never tire of this ramble up a hill with a surprise on the top.Totally unspoilt and under commercialised.Long... More 

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Sebring, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This 5 km hike (round trip) is definitely worth doing if you are visiting the Sligo area and can handle hiking on an uneven surface in places. About a 350 meters climb over a 2.5 km trail up the cairn, the views and the history of this ancient cairn that dates back to around 3000 BC are breathtaking.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We did this hike on a cloudy day and the view was still excellent. The trail was steep at parts but it was fine for our family to do. The trail also has signs talking about the history and the folklore of the area which were very interesting.

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Eastern NC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Six out of the eight of us who were on a tour hiked up this mountain. It was windy at the top but the pictures were awesome. So much history and so much beauty!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a must see when visiting the Sligo area. Two ways to access the site, one from the east side, and one from the west via the town of Strandhill. The west side access is an easier hike. Hike all the way to the top see for miles. Also at the peak is an ancient megalithic site built between... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The "Hill of the Kings" is reputed to be where the ancient Queen Maeve is buried, but it's much more profound than that. I'm always compelled to climb this hill/mountain because of how it enriches every part of my being - physical, emotional and spiritual... with the latter mostly impacted. The views are spectacular and you feel you are entering... More 

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Crescent Head, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
24 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Take your time and do the walk. We approached the mountain from Dolly's Cottage which was a difficult entrance to find, very poorly marked. The walk is well maintained and has a boardwalk type construction for the most difficult section. It is advertised as taking about 1 1/2 to 2 hours and that is just for walking. It also specifies... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Any visitor to Sligo must make it their business to climb or should I say walk up this mountain. The views on a clear day can only be described as breath taking. There is a newly opened track on the Strandhill side now also which is great and offers the best views.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The walk to the top is not too far. The views when you get there are exceptional and fully 360 degrees. The surrounding area is unique as the mountain is almost surrounded by sea, with Benbulben dominating the northern aspect. Well worth the trip up. Don't forget to bring a stone!

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Derry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

amazing views from the top would highly recommend the climb - worth it. Don't forget to take your stone from the bottom and place it on the mountain top for luck.

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