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Castlewellan Forest Park

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Address: Castlewellan Castle Castlewellan Forest Park, Castlewellan BT31 9BU, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-4377-8664

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Peace maze

Had great fun at castlewellan park and peace maze the kids had an absolute ball. Great way to spend the last of the summer holiday energy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Larne, United Kingdom
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Larne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had great fun at castlewellan park and peace maze the kids had an absolute ball. Great way to spend the last of the summer holiday energy.

Thank leedotty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning views of the glorious local countryside with great walk and cycle tracks. Bikes for all ages can be hired on site. There's a lovely Cafe there too. Kids will love the maze... though it could take a while to find your way out :) Fantastic place for all the family

Thank Carraiglodge
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for 2 days Mon and Tues camping. Pros Can choose your space in camping field Place to wash dishes. Showers and toilets close to camping site. Lots to do peace maze, walks, fishing, kayaking Close to town for supplies and takeaways Cons Shower block needs updating Noise on site. Groups off girls and site shouting and carrying on... More 

Thank LittlemsmeBelfast
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this great forest park for a cycle around the lake with my wife and kids. It's about 2 miles with lots of stop off points to take a minute to enjoy the scenery. It's completely flat so suitable for all the family to cycle it themselves. We had a coffee in the cafe and then headed for the Peace... More 

Thank NHDT
Durham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived with 2 young boys worth bikes in toe. This is a fabulous family location for all aspects of fun and entertainment. The bike trails are spot on having a talking point though out the afternoon on who did what with plenty of laughter. The lake walk is a must and the peace maze was so much fun. Staff where... More 

Thank 703paddy1963
Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the Newcastle Way which starts in Newcastle, goes northwards along the shore, then in and along to Castlewellan. That was enough for day 1, but got the bus back to resume and it starts with a walk around the forest park. We had a lovely walk. The old beeches (and many other old trees) were wonderful (we didn't... More 

Thank Bigcoluk
Antrim, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a setting, just beautiful. There is an outdoor activity centre at this park, we didn't have anything booked as we had no time, but seen others canoing on the lake and it looked fun. The Castle and grounds are beautiful and my son had a swim in the lake befor we had a bbq on the grounds there are... More 

Thank Paula M
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112 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The maze is excellent... It really is a good spot and kept us entertained for about an hours. It's about 5 feet high at the moment and made of Castlewellan Golds. This is a beautiful part of Co Down and well worth a visit.

Thank Garry H
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a 1000 acres to roam in. And a beautiful lake. There were canoes and boat for kids. Others were cycling. The rest of us either admired the scenery or walked. One day is not enough. No wonder people camp here

Thank williamCarrigaline
Belfast, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very large camping grounds with lakeside walk,,garden ,fishing , and toilet facilities, small restaurant for a cups, lovely spot,and maze all free of charge, also a bike track

Thank Patricia D

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