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  • catkin
    Goodrich, UK94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although a Sunday and busy it was lovely and the varied walks meant you can escape people. Lovely river walk, can extend into others. Picnic areas ice creams etso
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • R. Allen
    Sligo, Ireland36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is my favourite place in this Country. 50+years ago you could drive right up to Ben Crom dam which is far more spectacular than the lower dam, especially if overflow is being released. However, in recent years driving up to the dam has been banned. There used to be a shuttle bus during the summer but now no driving and no bus, and it is a 6km return walk; not the easiest for a 70 year old with two replaced hips.
    Please, please bring back the bus.
    Written 25 May 2024
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  • Rosie C
    Nuneaton, UK12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Even though we visited on a drizzly windy day we could see what a beautiful place this is.

    We took the braodwalk which goes almost to the beach making it easier to get to the beach than many sand-dune places. We went down to the sea and walked more through the dunes. Very beautiful and I sure would be even better on a nice day.

    There is a large car park, free for NT members and a small cafe and toilets. The beach has life guards on duty.
    Written 23 August 2023
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  • SidCupLondon
    London, UK319 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extraordinarily tough climb for this 60-year old, and couldn't see much from the top as the cloud had come down. But recommend it doing it, it's an achievement!
    Written 30 May 2024
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  • TravelBuds
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    we rented electric bikes and had an awesome adventure. We rode higher than we would have on regular bicycles and saw some amazing Irish scenery. Wonderful memories!
    Written 19 February 2020
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  • Shauna McGuigan
    Newtownards, UK19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The shop had lovely items, I was expecting it to maybe be a bit pricey but it was super affordable! There were lots of leaflets about things to do in the area which were all very informative and I really appreciated the free postcards too. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Aisling McC
    37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walked up this trail yesterday. It is so natural and beautiful. It is definitely tiring and steep but we did it in intervals. A group of us went up together and thoroughly enjoyed it. the views from the top are just stunning!
    Written 31 August 2022
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  • Socalicouple
    Los Angeles, CA222 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Golf course reviews are always quite selective obviously, but no matter which golf magazine or list you see on the top golf courses, Royal County Down (RCD) is usually ranked, if not in the top 5 courses in the world, then certainly in nearly all top ten rankings. This isn’t by accident. My group of four friends rolled into RCD recently for our second visit in 15 years. One of the top jewels in European golf still dominates with the combination of course design, extreme topography in the formidable sandy dunes that drop off the beach into the course, and sheer intimidation that can come with so many blind shots that await the golfer. Throw in the wind and occasional rain, and it is one of the great challenges in golf.

    The team in the pro shop is on top of the details. From the second you step out of your car, they are there for you. The team in the pro shop is well trained and attentive. The staff in the club house upstairs are fun and service oriented. This is a club that knows exactly what they are doing, and it is all to the benefit of you. We took caddies, which is essential if this is your first trek around RCD. The course would be next to impossible to negotiate the first time without at least a fore caddie. We were blessed with steady winds of 20mph with gusts up to 35mph, and occasionally bouts of rain. You have a choice. You can either let this beat you before you start, or you gear up in your rain clothes and put on a game attitude and embrace the experience. We went with the latter and ended up having an outstanding experience.

    This is golf in a natural , unpolished setting. The course emanates raw power along with exquisite design. You have to think your way around it, and also endure the climbs and drops off the significant dunes. No buggies here, you are walking the course and all that it encompasses. The setting is at times both spectacular and intimidating. The moments of satisfaction are wonderful. You are in nature, and in the hands of the golf gods. If you aspire to golf in Ireland, put this one at the very top of the list of challenges. St. Patricks’ Links may some day challenge RCD, but that day is still quite a way in the future.
    Written 30 April 2024
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  • Mary M
    Dungannon, UK115 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed here the last 2 nights, it was a Sunday and Monday night and we booked 2 of the log cabins via living social. It was amazing. Alan, the guy that runs the site couldn have been nicer and was on-call should we have needed anything. It's worth mentioning that the majority of the activities were closed as it wasn't the school holidays yet but the kids who were aged 4, 9, 10 and 13 amused themselves on the slides and the go Carts etc. The morning we were leaving there was a school attending and Alan allowed the kids to have a go at the archery prior to their arrival at a discounted cost as he was setting it up anyway which I thought was very kind. The maze wasn't open yet as it is actually made from maize which means it's not tall enough yet and this activity is available mainly in August I think. Because we were the only ones there as had the run of the site, dogs out playing football with the kids and that meant some very happy campers and they slept like babies due to all the fresh air. We were lucky in regards to the weather, as it was dry even tho it was far from sunny so we were able to cook and eat outside. If I'm being honest as there was 9 of us in 2 cabins had the weather not been on our side we would have been snookered as there is no cooking facilities inside and the cafe is not yet open. I have to say I loved it and I would have stayed longer if I could have. The icing on the cake for me was that it rained the 1st night and I could have lay awake all night listening to it. The only thing to fault is the toilets. They needed more attention when the cleaner was in but it's a small criticism really for a 2 nights stay
    Written 25 June 2019
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  • Leonne
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really love the new look of the library, so modern and spacious.
    Staff are very pleasant and helpful.
    Wide range of books and , especially for children.
    Love visiting either by myself or with my children.
    Written 22 September 2021
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  • belfast1
    Belfast, UK171 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brought my 2yo here and she loved it there was alot for her to do and it is better and bigger than most soft play areas, it could do with a scrub however the place is a bit run down looking, especially the ball pit
    Written 4 February 2020
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  • BillandHeather R
    WESTPORT9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Newcastle's TI is loaded with great information, gifts, Irish-made sweaters (i love mine!), punker caps, scarves, etc, maps galore, books, children's toys, postcards and notecards, and the friendliest, most helpful staff. If coming to Newcastle for the first time, be sure to stop here first. They'll set you up well for your stay.
    Written 12 November 2018
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