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On a visit to Downpatrick Railway museum I decided to visit this ancient site. Took time to find... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Francis M
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One of the most energetically powerful stone circles I’ve been to yet.

The setting was lovely, though the weather dismal. The stone circle, with its outlying rocks and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Traverse City, Michigan
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135 Ballynoe Road | Ballynoe,, Downpatrick BT30 8AR, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a visit to Downpatrick Railway museum I decided to visit this ancient site. Took time to find it,but it was well worth it. It was a pleasant 13 degree day. The dog and I enjoyed our walk. My dog is well behaved so sheep...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Francis M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The setting was lovely, though the weather dismal. The stone circle, with its outlying rocks and center mound, was beautiful to see. I felt the history of the place down to my bones.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

We were at the popular Castle Ward nearby and we mentioned going to this place and the guy had never heard of it. I was astonished until after we left Ireland, I realized there were many of these stone circles around. I had seen a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank redhead_roaming
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I live relatively local and only recently heard about this place, had some difficulty finding it but was glad we went looking... simple fun on what is an ancient structure. Took the kids along with some French visitors and I think this was their favourite...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank annemn245
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Currently, there are 41 reviews on TripAdvisor and 38 on Google, all of which say "stone circle is hard to find but worth it"... and none of them mention where this place is! So let me spoil the fun and give you **actual directions**: Simply:...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Jeff D
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

So this place is rather hard to find but neat to visit nonetheless. We had to ask a few locals where it was since gps was confused. Easy to pass or miss. The tunneled walk to get there is super pretty and very easy to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Ok. This is the thing about TripAdvisor. It takes you to fantastic places that people have never heard of! We have family in Belfast who said ‘what stone circle?’ We were coming back from Tyrella beach and stopped off for 20mins. The gps took us...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Linda A
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Come see it the best place in downpatrick come try whisky micks in downpatrick the staff r one in a million and the drinks r £2.00 for all they also have drinks u will not get in other bars

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Lavery019850
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Very easy to miss this wee place, as it's off the beaten track, but worth a visit. It is best to visit in the summer, as it gets very mucky down to the stones, which are open to the elements and can be very windy....More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Diane H
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

We traveled to the Ballynoe Stone Circle to see it for ourselves. Although we found it a little hard to locate, initially, it was certainly worth the trip! The tree tunnel which leads to the circe is a gorgeous walk, made even more special by...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Travellove13
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Karen T
May 9, 2016|
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About 10 mins stroll