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Glenariff Forest Park

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Lovely walks and wtarefalls

We dropped in to this hidden gem after reading about the history of it. The paths were made through the Glen as a tourist attraction by the LMS (NCC) railway to encourage the use... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Hobby57
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We dropped in to this hidden gem after reading about the history of it. The paths were made through the Glen as a tourist attraction by the LMS (NCC) railway to encourage the use of their 3ft gauge Ballymena, Cushendall and Red Bay Railway (which went nowhere near the latter two places but did go near the top of the... More 

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Holywood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've visited many forest parks and this is one of our most favourite! Its not unusual to pay £5 for parking and although a lot of cars were not displaying tickets i did the right thing! We werent quite sure which direction to take but we ended up doing the waterfall walk! It was absolutely stunning and a proper walk... More 

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Thank Liane W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a windy day too start but as we were doing the rainbow and waterfall walk....the wind soon died down as we descended the hill....plenty of benches for pitstops along the way. The Rainbow bridge was a lovely detour well worth it...even though it was windy up top down below was lovely and quiet...we were lucky as no one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can access the waterfalls from the top or as we preferred from lower down and walked up from Laragh Lodge, Glen Road, Glenarife. This way the waterfalls are always ahead of you. You can park in the restaurant car park and have something to eat/drink as part of the visit. The pathways through the waterfall offers good going but... More 

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Thank ExploreGB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to go glenariff forest park and I'm so glad I did it I went on the waterfalls walk and wow it was so worth it the waterfall itself was beautiful, but have to admit the walk back was tough as it was all up hill. Well worth the views tho

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovered the park about 18 months ago. After a short pleasant drive into the park we went for coffe in the Tea House where we were greeted by the friendly staff. The menu offered a great choice but decided to try the scones and cream that we had been told about....... delicious warm scones served with butter, jam and cream... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited yesterday with my toddler son and the views and walks are stunning. Such a shame that a beautiful attraction is let down by the facilities. Toilets smelt awful and hadn't been updated in a long time. Cafe was the worst part of the day. Ordered a cheese toastie and chips to share. Bread was barely warm never mind toasted.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited from a cruise. Coach trip through outskirts of Belfast, very picturesque travel to our destination. The park covers a large area with good walks with waterfalls and glorious scenery. Near the cafe there facilities for picnics and also bbqs. Many local families were here having a picnic etc. Here thsre is a decent cafe serving simple meals like sandwiches,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Visited here while holidaying in Northern Ireland. Enjoyed a fantastic walk despite the rain, The waterfalls were stunning. Well worth a visit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Went on the waterfalls walk a couple of weeks ago, in what was stunning weather. I would recommend taking some food and drink with, although there is a restaurant lodge on the trail (didn't go in so don't know what it is like). Took some stunning pictures of the waterfalls, and would go back to do one of the longer... More 

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