Best Sligo Hidden Gem Attractions

THE 10 BEST Hidden Gem Attractions in Sligo

Best Sligo Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • Georgia H
    Bangkok, Thailand5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was amour the HIGHEST of highlights of our trip! I would recommend this to EVERYONE. Best show, and you get up and personal with the animals. And h the e animals are happy and healthy. The love and experience just flows through and through.
    Written 14 March 2024
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  • Bittared
    Dublin, Ireland20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My advice if you are not particularly fit is to climb from the non-coast side. It can be slippier/muckier but I think less demanding than the new steps on the coast side.
    Great view from the top and do read about Queen Maeve before you climb as it makes it much more meaningful.
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • Lois A
    Fredericksburg, VA186 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was one of my favorite sites to see in Ireland. It absolutely blew my mind. Incredible to think about how these were built and what the people would have been like.
    Written 8 October 2023
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  • Ellen McAVoy
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed at a great Airbnb on the water (next to Harry's pub), my husband and son golfed at the amazingly beautiful course up the street, I walked the coastal trail and explored the cliffs and beaches. This was such an amazing place to stay, the trails were well marked and had little boards explaining the plants & animals along the path and giving the history of the buildings, ruins, and islands you could see. Ocean/mountain/farms to look at - just gorgeous in every direction!
    Written 7 April 2024
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  • Mark R
    Bloomington-Normal, IL185 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice location to take a stroll. Nice parking lot with public toilets. The teaShed is near by for refreshments and a bite to eat.
    Written 3 October 2023
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  • Jackie D
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful peaceful little place of reflection. Rosary is said here every evening in May.
    Must see if you are passing through.
    Written 21 May 2023
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  • Erin_in_Texas
    Dallas, TX33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Getting here is no joke. The roads are tiny and you feel like you're just leaving your car in a field. BUT it is soooo worth it! The signage isn't great so we didn't know if we could go through the gate or not - you can - but we enjoyed our walk anyway. It was cold and rainy and windy, but we pressed on, sharing space with all the sheep. I think part of the adventure was just not knowing where we were going or when we'd arrive. (We didn't see anyone else until we left and ran into the farmer who was tending his land and sheep.) The landscape was lovely and when we finally got to the top and found the tombs were were in awe. So impressive! We only investigated the first 2 because we were literally fighting the wind to stand upright, but it was worth it. This was one of the highlights of our 8-day trip!
    (You can skip about 15 minutes of the walk each way by driving through the gate and parking a bit further up the hill. I think it took us about 45 minutes each way.)
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • bitiao2016
    Enniskillen, UK40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A visit to this beautiful, historical house is a must for fans of Irish history. Paul was a great tour guide, lively and personable. The tour itself however was perhaps a little rushed. The numbers on the tour were also quite large - I would suggest too large. It's also a pity that the house isn't in state ownership - as it's privately owned, the entire upstairs is off-limits.

    The coach house has been turned into tea rooms, and although the space itself looks pretty, on a cold, wet and windy July day, the high ceilings and bare walls meant it was cold and uncomfortable to spend a few hours in before our tour started. There were also limited refreshments available - just a couple of traybakes, and tea and coffee.
    Written 7 July 2023
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  • Maggie B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful island. Lovely walk around island. Kids love to picnic and explore the island. Very safe place. So peaceful and quiet and full of nature. Could stay all day down at the beach
    Written 25 February 2023
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  • Gill Murphy
    Sowerby Bridge, UK599 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fabulous market with a great selection of stalls, definitely well worth a visit. It’s great for home made baking and lovely hand made crafts. I particularly liked the stall that had a great selection of crocheted items.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • Jean F
    Dublin, Ireland100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was my second time booking the tour on Lough Gill and it was just as fantastic as the first time. A combination of things makes it wonderful, the location, the equipment but mainly the people. Each time, from the booking to the welcome and on to the tour has been amazing. The guides are so knowledgeable about not just kayaking, but also history, geography, ecology, the flora and fauna of the area and much, much more. Our group this time had an age range of 11 to 81 and everyone is still talking about the great time despite the fact that it was lashing and freezing! If that’s not a positive sign then I don’t know what is!
    Written 1 October 2023
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  • Suzanne J
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Niall was a great instructor and really accommodating. Really appreciated all the tips and information on the surrounding area! We really enjoyed the afternoon and would highly recommend!
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • Aine d
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was my third sea trail with Auriel. It was another wonderfully informative way to spend three hours learning about Sligo & in this case the Spanish Armada. Auriel ensured we were always comfortable as she shared her deep knowledge of this beautiful part of Ireland.
    Written 7 September 2023
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