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Address: Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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Granite trail

Fabulous wee walk and great views of Newcastle and the mournes . It's a bit of a climb but well worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
patchey1
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous wee walk and great views of Newcastle and the mournes . It's a bit of a climb but well worth it.

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1 Thank patchey1
Preston, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We were visiting family and friends in Northern Ireland and our base was in Newcastle. We were staying at the Seaview Appartments which is located close to the Harbour Inn the start of the Granite Tail is just a short distance from here. The start of the trail is just opposite the harbour initially there is a path the a... More 

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Thank Michael W
Down, Northern Ireland
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Climb up this steep walk to get amazing views of Newcaslte and the Mourne Mountains. Walking along the old granite trail from the quarry.

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Thank travelling_parrots
Lurgan, Ireland
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

One of the many ways to get a taste of the Mourne Area. The trail starts across the road from Newcastle Harbour and takes you directly up a long, straight and quite steep path that was the original Boogy line for the Quarry Industry many years ago. At the top you can follow the trail across to a still worked... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Easy parking at the harbour. I can't believe that I diddent know about this walk. I could really feel the burn on the leg muscles going up, but not to worry, it was ballenced out by the walk back down again. The scenery is wonderful and the points of interest added to the enjoyment. I want to try it again... More 

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Thank K C
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

When in Newcastle we take the dog up the Granite trail every morning. It's a long climb up the granite steps but the views from the top and the old quarry above are fantastic. Looking out at all of Newcastle and Murlough bay is breathtaking. The forest tracks winding their way around the base of the mountain are great and... More 

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Thank Tim B
Belfast, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

The climb is quite steep however the view is fantastic. Well worth the effort and some interesting history and some good exhibits on the trail. Bring some water on a hot day.

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Thank wellan1
Bangor, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Really interesting history trek through the lower mournes which ended up at the Ice house - the views are spectacular from the top of the trail

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Thank doberhus
Port Perry, Canada
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84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It would be easy to miss the steps which lead up to this attraction. It is past the Newcastle harbour. One needs to have sturdy footwear and be reasonably fit to take advantage of the whole walk. It is off the beaten track and well worth the effort to get there.

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Belfast
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72 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A stunning walk all uphill but the view at the top is well worth it. Plenty of places to stop, with the sheep, for a sit down and a breather!The old quarry is magnificent and the views over Newcastle and the Dundrum are brilliant.

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