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Amazing views magical landscape

We stayed for two nights recently at Ti Chulainn. We did the loop walk of Slieve Gullion... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dublin, Ireland
Spring walk

Walking or driving you could not fault the views of the ring of Gullion from start to finish it is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
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The Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a unique geological landform, unparalleled elsewhere in Ireland or the UK and was the first ring dyke in the world to be geologically mapped. It was voted onto the ‘Top 100 Geosites of UK & Ireland’. The ring of low, rugged hills forms a ‘rampart’ around the heather-clad Slieve Gullion mountain. Rich semi-wild habitats of heath, bog and woodland contrast with the neatly patterned fields and ladder farms. The AONB straddles the Northern Ireland border with the Republic of Ireland in south Armagh. The AONB shares many landscape characteristics with the adjacent Cooley peninsula in County Louth. Slieve Gullion’s mysterious reputation arises from its associations with legends and the wider area’s rich archaeological heritage. It was along these roads and fields, and over these hills and mountains, that Cuchulainn and the Red Branch Knights, the O’Neills and the O’Hanlons roamed, battled and died. You can read some of these stories about Fionn Mac Cumhaill, Cuchulainn and the Cailleach Beara in the Living History Section, but better still Experience Gullion at one of the many local pubs and storytelling houses or visit the Giant’s Lair at Slieve Gullion. The Ring of Gullion is alive with history, awash in scenic beauty and bursting with culture. You can Experience Gullion’s rich geology, biodiversity and archaeology very easily. Browse the Ring of Gullion site, and plan your trip; you can Experience Gullion with our self guided Audio Tours or you can choose a guide from our tour guides page to bring Gullion to life with their local knowledge. You can also use our Interactive Map to Experience Gullion before heading out. There are lots of ways to Experience Gullion and Get Involved through volunteering, events, training or simply taking a stroll along one of our many tranquil walkways. So get out there and experience all that the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has to offer.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights recently at Ti Chulainn. We did the loop walk of Slieve Gullion. Wonderful walk with great views of the magical landscape. Great facilities at Slieve Gullion National Park where we stopped for coffee after the walk.

Thank PatNor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walking or driving you could not fault the views of the ring of Gullion from start to finish it is outstanding (pity about the coffee shop it's not great)

Thank forrestwilson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The air is fresh and the sun was shining, great walk for the kids up the hill and round all the fairy houses, the kids absolutely loved it, it's not too steep of a hill walk, (I did the first bit admittedly slow with lots...More

Thank Jayceeni
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to spend the day. Playground, Fairy inspired woodland walks, mountain driving trail where you can park at set points and get out to walk or climb the mountain. cafe also available. Would highly recommend. We come here a couple of times per year.

Thank keas_mail
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The road around the Slieve Gullion forest park is a long one-way trip which will easily fill an hour in a car with lots of stops for stunning views, but is worth walking if you are fit and have at least half a day and...More

Thank SFTWigan
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

After failing to find the path four years ago, this time we took a map and achieved the full Slieve Gullion circuitous walk. Amazing views from the summit and on a beautiful spring day it was a total pleasure. Waymarkers would have been a tremendous...More

Thank Ginny T
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Took the Ring of Gullion Heritage Bus tour. The guide Una Walsh had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the history and legends of the area delivered in a very humorous and engaging way. There is so much to see and hear and some areas inaccessible by...More

Thank Patricia50953
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Visited slieve gullion forest park bank holiday Monday with 2 young children. We've been here numerous times and every time they really enjoy it, they call it the fairy woods. The children's walk is called the giants lair, it stars out under a magical entrance...More

Thank osullivandebby
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Easily reached from Belfast with the great road system towards Newry now. The fairy walk was interesting as was the scenic drive around the top of Slieve Gullion. The only negatives I would have was the lack of car parking and the lack of signage...More

Thank Justin C
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I had a terrible experience here last year due to car parking issues etc and was determined never to try it again. Friends picked this place to meet so I had to go this time. It was a rainy cold day during the week. This...More

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would the the fairy walk be full of hills or is it mostly flat? would it be suitable for a pregnant woman to walk. thanks
23 August 2016|
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Response from Elaine J | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I took so long to reply! It is up a hill to get to the fairy village and is steep in places but then eases out. Lots of people push buggies up the hill so it's manageable but I guess it depends on you and how you are... More
Ann S
Hi, is it pet friendly? We have a little Chihuahua who we take everywhere with us .
2 August 2015|
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Response from RoG_Manager | Property representative |
Dogs are not allowed in the Adventure Playpark, and must be ‘under control’ at all times in the rest of the Forest Park.