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“Well worth the long windy road trip”
Review of Holywell Park

Holywell Park
Ranked #13 of 71 things to do in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We drove up to Holywell park in our rental car from Kingston. Our rental was a Toyota Corolla, so yes, you can reach this place with a non-4 wheel drive car. It is a long winding road with lots of potholes from Kingston - Papine via Irish Town and Newcastle, it took us an hour from Papine. The turnoff is right at the main road, the B1, just after Hardware Gap. There are some great views over the Kingston area on the way.

The park itself is beautiful, it is a great place for a picnic (bring your own supplies, there is nothing to buy up there). There are several hiking trails that are well posted and well maintained (you can't get lost). Temperature is nice and cool up there, bring an umbrella as it can always rain up there. We did the Oatley Mountain Trail which took us about an hour with 2 young children. lots of stairs but not too strenuous. You are rewarded with great views into Portland parish and an adventurous trail that our children loved. We found it well worth the drive from Kingston.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great place for taking kids to ahve fun, lots of room to run around and a great playground. Take your food and enjoy the trail down to the river.

Great place ofr the summer, nice and cool in the hills.

Thank Karina77777
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Perfect place for picnics and hanging out. It's not that far, it's cheap and no one bothers you. Get a cabin for a night or two but book months in advance because they're always booked out

Thank Chilitos K
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Very tranquil great for picnics and very cool as its situated high up in the mountains. Road is winding and narrow to access it.

Thank Beth S
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

If a nice drive in the Jamaican countryside and walking or hiking in the interest you then this is your place. Now you can't be in a rush to get there or a rush to leave. It is quiet and peaceful, except when the Dirt Bike drives through maybe once a month on Sundays other than that it is a great place to take a picnic and go for a hike. Now it rains very often and can be chilly when your expecting typical jamaican weather. But the cabins are very nice to rent also and in expensive. this is something to consider if you like the outdoors and can spend a day or two away from the normal tourist experience.

2  Thank Steven P
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