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Hill, mountain(s) & See worth to see

As traveling coastal roads (starting from east side) these signs were remarkable,interesting to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JaakkoTapio
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Helsinki, Finland
Walkers paradise

From Slieve Dinard to silent valley and many peaks in between this is a marvellous place. Easy to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brian E
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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The best known mountains in Ireland consist of 12 shapely summits rising above 2,000 feet on the eastern side, and the rugged peak of Slieve Donard that climbs steeply to 2,796 feet.
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“bloody bridge” (9 reviews)
“spelga dam” (8 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As traveling coastal roads (starting from east side) these signs were remarkable,interesting to realize how nature has been formed thousands of years ago. Mourne Mountains are remarkable high and Town Newastle lies towards Irish Sea, so both routes coastal and mountains can be recommended. SilentValley...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From Slieve Dinard to silent valley and many peaks in between this is a marvellous place. Easy to follow (Brown signs) scenic drives make it simple to navigate around. There are not many mountain routes that start from a car park at sea level and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based at Happy Vale ,set in spectacular mountain setting with all home comforts and more, we enjoyed many hours walking at Silent Valley, Tollymore Forest Park, Castlewellan Castle and gardens , including the famous Peace Maze; Castleward (N.Trust); sat in N I Assembly chamber at...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Newcastle so took the opportunity to walk in the Mournes. We went to the Silent Valley reservoir, easy to find, and has facilities at the car park. (£4.50 on the way in, ticket booth in operation. We had a great walk...More

Thank Anne B
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We hiked Slieve Binnian Loop on Sunday morning. The weather was stunning and the scenery breathtaking! On Monday, we hiked Slieve Donard. Less scenic in my opinion, but rewarding and beautiful all the same. Slieve Binnian Park at Carrick Little Carpark or, a little further...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

A stunning location and great place for visitors to experience the raw natural beauty of Northern Ireland. The view from the top of Slieve Donard are stunning on a clear day, you can see for miles around and as far as Scotland. The hike is...More

Thank es488
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

I've come to the conclusion that it's not easy to find a place in Ireland that isn't interesting or beautiful. The area surrounding the Mourne Mountains is chock full of cool places to see. Silent Valley, Spelga Dam, Tullymore Forest Park, Carlingford, Green Castle....the list...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Driving the Mourne Coastal Route and exploring the Mourne mountains was a unique experience. There are several picturesque towns and villages to visit -- Newcastle, Annalong and Castlewellan on the coast, and villages like Rathfriland, Bryansford, Hilltown, and many others. Areas like Silent Valley and...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We had always wanted to climb slieve donard, we are in no way fit or healthy lol..we were off work for over Christmas and decided to do it, set off around 10am from donard park and I'm not sure the correct route but we seem...More

Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We often visit the Mournes. The scenery is spectacular. The best place to visit is the Silent Valley as it offers easy access to the centre of the Mournes. There are lots of walks in the area including Slieve Donard and Slieve Binian. Well worth...More

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Pele53012
18 December 2017|
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Response from Declan M | Reviewed this property |
A lot of the access roads to the Mournes are very circuitous therefore if you are nervous about driving you would do well to seek out a very direct route. There is a nice walk from Leitrim Lodge towards Rostrevor which may... More
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GC1015
I noticed a comment about litter in the Mournes and just wanted to say there is nothing annoys me more than people littering, especially in these stunning landscapes. I was in the Mournes at the weekend and during our walk filled a bag of aluminium cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles and food wrappers which I couldn't bear to leave lying. I went even further than that - washed the dirt off them and recycled what I could! I don't understand how anyone could be so disrespectful of these beautiful places to litter. As a local of NI I am embarrassed by the amount of litter in our countryside and will do my small part by lifting what I see when I am out and about to make it better and would urge others to do the same. If there are only a few imbeciles causing the problem, hopefully there are more of us who can counter it. So my question is, are there any organised clean-ups which people can take part in to help raise awareness and rectify the litter problem in the Mournes and across NI?
18 September 2017|
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Response from Declan M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to hear your visit was marred by the behaviour of irresponsible walkers.I wonder what part of the Mournes you were in at the time. Unfortunately your actions in lifting and disposal of the items is probably the way... More
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Tracey B
9 August 2017|
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Response from travelled-annie | Reviewed this property |
Like the previous answer, I would try tourist board for accommodation particularly with elderly parents. There is a really nice drive round by Spelga Dam, if your parents can't hike, the views are spectacular especially if... More
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