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Ring of Gullion

Crossmaglen BT35 8SW, Northern Ireland
+44 28 3031 3170
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Tour of South Armagh

I am from South Armagh and really didn't know what to expect when I took the coach tour of the area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geraldine R
Newry, United Kingdom
We are lucky to live so close

This part of the country will just blow you away, the history that goes along with the myths with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
paddy b
Newry, 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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Crossmaglen BT35 8SW, Northern Ireland
+44 28 3031 3170
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am from South Armagh and really didn't know what to expect when I took the coach tour of the area during the summer. However, it was wonderful and although I have lived here all my life, there was so much that I didn't know....More

Thank Geraldine R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This part of the country will just blow you away, the history that goes along with the myths with this sort of scenery as a back drop. We take it for granted as we see it every day , but after taking time to explore...More

Thank paddy b
Reviewed 23 September 2017

A guided coach tour on European Open Heritage Day around the Ring of Gullion with our guide Una Walsh who was a treasure chest full of information and related stories. She brought to life the castles of the past, the places of the present and...More

Thank vee633
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We are a group of Seniors and we took a guided coach tour. We enjoyed the scenery, the geology, archaeology, wildlife and history. Had alovely lunch in the hotel in Crossmaglen and nice ice cream from the shop next door. Even the sun shone on...More

Thank Fasciola123
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Has to be up there with the most beautiful walks and hikes to be had anywhere in the world. Sleeve Gullion Forest Park and drive has to be seen to be believed. The kids play park and cafe at the bottom car park are fantastic,...More

Thank CJM1976
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Always happy to see a picnic bench and a play park for the children. It was a nice day out for them and they enjoyed going and appreciating the scenery. We took a small walk to allow them to see some of the sights however...More

1  Thank Melissa F
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I have frequently made the climb to the summit. The start of the trail is easy to miss and it often peters out into rocks on the way up. At the top many visitors climb on to the tomb to the trig pillar and don't...More

3  Thank lucy1999
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We took our two young daughters here last weekend and they said they had the best day ever! The fairy trees are excellent and their imagination went into overdrive. The children had something to amuse them at every stage of the walk from the magnificent...More

Thank claireeliza222
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Had an absolutly brilliant day will recommend to everyone. Beautiful, well kept and kids had a ball. Have a paid a fortune to take children to places no where near as good as this

Thank MummyBear135
Reviewed 7 June 2017

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.

1  Thank PatNor
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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
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.