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Ballycroy National Park

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Address: Ballycroy National Park Ballycroy National Park Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre | Ballycroy Village, Westport, Ireland
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+353 98 49888

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Great Walk

Well kept walk, with a lovely wee coffee shop. Very helpful staff and history of the area well displayed.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We seen signs every where for this National Park. We thought it will be a great place to visit and walk around. Literally the building in the picture is the park. 5 to 10 minutes to walk around it. The receptionist said that main park is further away but she did not know how to direct us to it. My... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well kept walk, with a lovely wee coffee shop. Very helpful staff and history of the area well displayed.

Thank mce026
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful national park. Very good guided tours with lots of information on the local topography. Fantastic scenery' especially on a fine summers day. Superb restaurant with deliciously cooked cakes by the resident French chef. I make a great effort to visit this park annually.

Thank mlelsc
Lynchburg, Tennessee
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an interesting park in that it is surrounded by bogs which makes hiking difficult unless you don't mind getting your feet wet. There is a short boardwalk hike around the visitor center which gives you a little idea about the bog. There was also a boardwalk hike along the water a few kilometers from the visitor center but... More 

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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a very Wintry day but still enjoyed it. Reception staff were most welcoming. The 20 minute circular walk over the bog was very enjoyable (except for a hail shower) and the views enchanting. Must be magnificent on a warm bright day. Back at the visitor centre we had delicious coffee and cake and then spent some time... More 

Thank LandPC
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

The Visitor Centre was closed on 14th March despite advise that it was open "March to October" However, a very friendly workman who was repairing a path, acted as a guide to tell us about the place, and advised about the walks etc which were stunning and most enjoyable even though the weather was cold. Must be stunning in the... More 

Thank Catherine D
Tuam, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This park was well sign - posted on mulranny to achill road. Very helpful guy at reception talked me through lots of info and advised me to visit their interpretive centre first. Then had great coffee in cafe upstairs. Then off on the boardwalk for healthy exercise in beautiful surroundings. Will visit again

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Mayo Ireland
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105 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Area in Ballycroy is very scenic and wild. The park is lovely for a short walk and it is well maintained. Lovely coffee shop to relax in afterwards

Thank Mayo55
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

It was a beautiful sunny day so the walk around the site was excellent. Saw some animals and flowers up close that had only seen from moving car on roads so it did give a good perspective on the local habitat. Would not go on a soft or rainy day as much of the ground is uneven and is wet... More 

Thank Eugene J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a hidden tresure in the wilderness of Mayo.You have board walks that you can come across any wildlife without getting your feet wet. Or you can trek on your own across bog land and enjoy the beautiful colours of everything that grows in the wild. The centre itself is beautiful and has all the history of plant,animal and... More 

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