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Silent Valley Mountain Park

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Gorgeous Hikes, informative museum, lovely cafe

Went up to N.Ireland for weekend getaway. Stayed nearby in the Silent Valley B&B and they... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
phoenixesrose
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Dublin, Ireland
Beautiful Park and Reservoirs

Tranquil park in the heart of the Mourne Mountains. Entrance fee is £4.50 per vehicle including... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
720jackson5
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London, United Kingdom
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All reviews silent valley ben crom coffee shop nature trail walking trails mourne mountains dam wall duck pond plenty of picnic benches name suggests tarmac road small fee all ages entrance fee great place for a walk face painting beautiful scenery
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Went up to N.Ireland for weekend getaway. Stayed nearby in the Silent Valley B&B and they suggested if the weather was nice to come to the mountain park for a walk. Followed their instruction and found myself in a nice little retreat that is well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank phoenixesrose
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Tranquil park in the heart of the Mourne Mountains. Entrance fee is £4.50 per vehicle including map and worth every penny. Several walking trails which are colour coded on the map from short to long and easy to challenging. The dam with a backdrop of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Great trials for all ages and experience. I did the mountain trail along with the nature trail.. was about 5 miles. Lovely scenery..

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank erin M
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The park is nice with many trials for hiking, we stayed for couple of hours. You can have a picnic and spend more time exploring the area.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DrNouraA
Reviewed 3 September 2018

What a park well managed and spotlessly clean. Silent Valley is the reservoir designed to store water for county down and part Belfast city. It is a very serene place and gets its name for the fact it is very quiet. Folklore says that the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Fantastic place. Stunning views of the reservoir and mountains of mourne. Lots of walks, museum, coffee shop, interactive display and great play park. Really worth a visit and very cheap to get into,

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SweetgemBelfast
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Lovely trails, well maintained and easy to walk around, well signposted, we went for a couple of hours you could stay longer. I would go again!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bob B
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

A nice relaxing place with various easy walks the whole family can do. The views along the reservoir are beautiful. You feel immediately relaxed.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hans J
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Silent Valley, owned by NI Water, is a large impounding reservoir which feeds the water supply the whole way up co. Down to east Belfast. The entrance fee is a very reasonable £4.50 for a car. Close to the car park is a duck pond...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Face painting was good..clowns..some music. Very limited for young kids..perhaps a bouncy castle and a few stalls would have been a big improvement providing entertainment to kids. Lucky swings and slides were there. Cafe very overpriced. £7 for 3 bottles of water and a diet...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Jonathan B
23 June 2018|
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Response from JimnCaz | Reviewed this property |
yes it is but it is at an incline most of the way so a harder task just so you know
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Katie L
23 May 2018|
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no you cant access the park after hours
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Mags M
28 July 2017|
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Response from Terence K | Reviewed this property |
Yes certainly. Lots of walks for all ages and a very safe environment. Cafe there but take a picnic and make the most of what will be a lovely day.
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