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“Peaceful,relaxing place to walk”

Redburn Country Park
Ranked #4 of 9 things to do in Holywood
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N.Ireland
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Peaceful,relaxing place to walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Redburn Country Park has several starting points. One is at Knocknagoney where you can park in the layby. Another is from the Old Holywood Road opposite the gates of Palace Barracks, where you can park in the residential estate of Firmount Crescent. Then you have the option of parking at Redburn Community Centre at the top of Jacksons Road or my personal choice, park at Redburn Cemetary and start off at the old school playing fields.
The beauty of Redburn Country Park is that it is always quiet and peaceful with just the click of a golfball as you pass Holywood Golf Course. The walk can be as easy or as strenuous as you choose for both walkers and joggers alike, with a selection of well maintained paths leading to the higher ground or the lower ground. The high ground delivers fantastic views over Belfast Lough and the Docks area of Belfast. In Autumn the pathways are leafy and in summer there is plenty of shade under the trees. There is some interesting History behind the park land with the old Dunvilles House at it's centre, sadly no longer standing. There are just some rusty iron railings as a memory of it's grandeur.
If you're visiting Holywood and you enjoy an hour or two's walk with or without dog's , make Redburn Country Park a must as a pleasant way to spend a morning or afternoon.

Visited June 2013
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Belfast
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67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful place to walk you dog”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Great place to walk in all seasons as it drains very well be on a hillside. Beautiful at this time of year due to the bluebells. Worth the walk up to the top for the stunning views down over Belfast Lough and beyond.

Visited June 2013
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

beautiful scenery especially when the snow arrived, animal friendly and visit at least once a week. would recommend

Visited May 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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“Beautiful views if you're fit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Its on the side of a steep hill overlooking Belfast lough, just above Holywood. Great Beech trees cloth the hillside, underplanted with bluebells. lovely in spring. You do need to be fit!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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“not bad for a walk”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

not much to see, not bad trails for a walk on a nice day but it is quite hilly. better spots out there

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