We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Knocknarea

Sligo, Ireland
353-71-61201
Improve this listing
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 »
Write a Review

146 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    108
    33
    5
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Galway, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Its a lovely walk although it may be a bit hard for unfit people. I had to sit down and have a break couple of times (I'm not fit at all: :) ) The views are lovely! not only from the top but all along the way as well. Well worth it. Take it slow, have a break if you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We got lucky with the weather, the views from the top were amazing. A fantastic reward for getting a little short of breath on the way up. Just make sure you wear something sensible, flip flops, shorts and a t-shirt might be fine for shuffling around town, but Knocknarea is quite a climb and the weather is changeable. Use your... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sligo
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Though technically a mountain, it's a hill walk really, but the views are really spectacular. It's very suitable for children as it's a great spot to introduce them to hill walking. Bring a reasonable camera and binoculars and on a reasonably clear day you can see you can see at least six counties. If you are very lucky you might... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I live close to Knocknarea and have climbed to the top several times. The view from the top is stunning and is well worth a visit. Park in the car park off the Glen road and take the pathway to the top.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A nice Walk to Queen Maeves Grave, where you have a fantastic Panoramic view, specially when the Weather is not too bad...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

From much of the Sligo area you can see the pile of stones on the distant mountain that is Knocknarea. It has a type of calling and if you get the chance on a fine day you should answer that call and make the journey. Your car can bring you to a small car park on the side of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Smithville, Tennessee
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

As others have stated the climb is tough and if not in shape it could be a challenge. My husband and I made it about 3/4 of the way up, found a grassy knoll and sat and enjoyed the beautiful view. Even though we did not make it to the top it was a wonderful afternoon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A little tough as it was a very hot day. It starts off as a reasonable incline that had a lot of running water for a few hundred metres, then it starts to incline a little more steeply until you reach a bench on relatively flat ground. Then the climb begins, it rough underfoot and lose and the grass areas... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Knocknarea also viewed

Sligo, County Sligo
Sligo, County Sligo
 
Sligo, County Sligo
Sligo, County Sligo
 

Been to Knocknarea? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Knocknarea, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing