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Older than history.

Taking a tour of “the island” today, and this is always a must-see. So impressive. We brought... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2015
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
No hiking and you don't even have to get out of your car to see it.

Its been sitting like this since the time of the Pharaohs. And it will be sitting there when they... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2015
Belfast, United Kingdom
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91 Ballylumford Road | Island Magee, Whitehead BT40 3RN, Northern Ireland
+44 7946 107801
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

An early 20th-century home has an unusual treasure in its front garden. Known locally as “the Druid’s Altar,” the single-chambered grave was erected around 4,000 years ago. If you like history then this may interest you for a quick visit around the Islandmagee penisula near...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2015

Taking a tour of “the island” today, and this is always a must-see. So impressive. We brought someone who’d never seen this prehistoric wonder. Where Whitehead’s Castle Chichester is an impressive 400 years old, the misnamed Druid’s Altar might date to 4000 years ago! There’s...More

2  Thank Steveodo
Reviewed June 27, 2015

Its been sitting like this since the time of the Pharaohs. And it will be sitting there when they return.

3  Thank Carnalbanagh
Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very impressive. This is a stone age monument, for real, a thing that was put up by people who are long forgotten. What drove them to drag these multi-ton stones here, and set them up together? If it was a quest to leave some mark...More

2  Thank Steveodo
Reviewed August 31, 2014

I thought it was very strange, in Denmark no-one would be allowed to put a house right next to a prehistoric monument! It spoils the dolmen, which is far too important. I wonder if the people in the house are annoyed by the view of...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2014

I enjoyed a quick trip here with my friends recently. It is best to park on the side of the road but be careful. There is a small information plaque and it is interesting to see such an old structure. I loved photographing it and...More

3  Thank J_C_053
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Islandmagee is full of so many treasures, and this must be the oldest one from way back in the stone age. There used to be a ring of stones around it long ago, but now theres a house right next to it. Really interesting to...More

2  Thank wandererIslandmagee
Reviewed November 16, 2013

It is very amusing to see this stuck right there in someones front garden. There's a joke about why did they put it there, of course it was built thousands of years before! You can see it on one of the roads to Ballylumford and...More

4  Thank Mavis B
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Imagine if you could go back, WAY back, 2000 years before St. Patrick landed, or 1000 years before the Celts arrived. Here you can. Ballylumford Dolmen is at least 3500 years old, and may be much older. I’m no expert, but there would be far...More

1  Thank Steveodo
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