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Worth a look if you're in the area

Valentia is a beautiful Island. Definitely worth a visit. While you're there you might as well... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Dublin, Ireland
A rare bit of history

Park up and take the short hike down the hill to visit this spot - real prehistoric tracks for you... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Valentia Island, Ireland
Valentia Island, Ireland

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Valentia is a beautiful Island. Definitely worth a visit. While you're there you might as well check out these ancient footprints. Not particularly awe inspiring, but if you've already made it to Valentia why wouldn't you.

Thank JimiBrennan
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Park up and take the short hike down the hill to visit this spot - real prehistoric tracks for you to get quite close to.

Thank Dumpers
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Great to see tracks. In a beautiful area with gorgeous scenery. Could be signposted better. Follow the road to Radio station and you will find it.

Thank Tina R
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is not real far from Knightstown, but it is through those wonderfully narrow Irish roads so go slow and be careful. It is near several other attractions including a slate quarry and lighthouse. Together these make the attraction worth it. The walk from the...More

1  Thank P3902RQwilliamp
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Quite hard to find (use your sat nav) but worth seeking out if you are on the island. It's amazing to think that these have been here for 385 million years (or 6,000 years for creationist readers :D ), there is a nice information point...More

Thank Bik1973
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

A fascinating story for those into Devonian history - the story is probably better than the actual view of the relatively faint tracks, however there is something kinda awesome about looking at tracks that were made when Ireland was situated south of the Equator!

Thank Dave F
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

If your on the island it's a place to go just to see the tetrapod markings. It's a good walk down to the sight on an uneven path, and steep coming back up, so beware.

Thank 237colin
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We saw the tracks but not entirely convinced about the historical and scientific facts presented. It was interesting to see the ripple fossils in the mud.

Thank DJcatEssexUK
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Found this place interesting very surprised the markings are there after all this time lovely view from here interesting insects to photogragh and nice walk to it

Thank garfield5
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Just a sign and display at the end of the trail with no actual indication of where the fossil tracts were. Never did find them, 3 of us looking. Waste of time.

Thank Jeff W
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