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Mourne Mountains

Northern Ireland
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Beautiful start to a wonderful trip.

I've come to the conclusion that it's not easy to find a place in Ireland that isn't interesting or... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Lawrenceburg, IN
The mountains and the coastal route!

Driving the Mourne Coastal Route and exploring the Mourne mountains was a unique experience. There... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Rye, New Hampshire
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The best known mountains in Ireland consist of 12 shapely summits rising above 2,000 feet on the eastern side, and the rugged peak of Slieve Donard that climbs steeply to 2,796 feet.
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“silent valley” (13 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

I've come to the conclusion that it's not easy to find a place in Ireland that isn't interesting or beautiful. The area surrounding the Mourne Mountains is chock full of cool places to see. Silent Valley, Spelga Dam, Tullymore Forest Park, Carlingford, Green Castle....the list...More

1  Thank Linerguy
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Driving the Mourne Coastal Route and exploring the Mourne mountains was a unique experience. There are several picturesque towns and villages to visit -- Newcastle, Annalong and Castlewellan on the coast, and villages like Rathfriland, Bryansford, Hilltown, and many others. Areas like Silent Valley and...More

1  Thank NHjo
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We had always wanted to climb slieve donard, we are in no way fit or healthy lol..we were off work for over Christmas and decided to do it, set off around 10am from donard park and I'm not sure the correct route but we seem...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We often visit the Mournes. The scenery is spectacular. The best place to visit is the Silent Valley as it offers easy access to the centre of the Mournes. There are lots of walks in the area including Slieve Donard and Slieve Binian. Well worth...More

Thank Shepsueeee
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The Magical Mountains of Mourne provide the best mountain and sea scenery in Ireland. These mountains are unbelievably spectacular. My favourite climbs include Sliabh Binnian and the Blue Lough, Hares Gap to Bloody Bridge, Donard car park to Sliabh Donard, Silent Valley to Ben Crom,...More

Thank Deirdre K
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We drove alone the mourne coastal route and were completely taken away by the views of the mountains and the surroundings.

Thank JennyB1984
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We rode from Dublin via Newry and out the B8 and B27 through Mayobridge and Hilltown. Lovely roads and fantastic scenery once we rode past Hilltown. As the road started to climb, there were 2 hairpin bends with steep inclines and then a straight leading...More

Thank CRRG_Dublin
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We climbed Slieve Binnian and Slieve Bearnagh on different days. Both are moderately challenging climbs that take at least a few hours (good detailed guides are available on various websites). We had cool, dry weather for Binnian and enjoyed a picnic at the summit before...More

Thank mwalimu59
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Our group came to walk the Mourne Wall over two days with an overnight camp, bagging Slieve Donard on the way. The Wall is 22 miles long and encloses Belfast water supply reservoirs. Ony two of our group managed the entire Wall, the rest of...More

2  Thank John R
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Well I was runnig a half marathon in these mountains, so I was not always that enthusiastic about the scenery (more worried about all the hills I had to run over), but still - very very beautiful!!!

Thank Helena C
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18 December 2017|
Response from Declan M | Reviewed this property |
A lot of the access roads to the Mournes are very circuitous therefore if you are nervous about driving you would do well to seek out a very direct route. There is a nice walk from Leitrim Lodge towards Rostrevor which may... More
I noticed a comment about litter in the Mournes and just wanted to say there is nothing annoys me more than people littering, especially in these stunning landscapes. I was in the Mournes at the weekend and during our walk filled a bag of aluminium cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles and food wrappers which I couldn't bear to leave lying. I went even further than that - washed the dirt off them and recycled what I could! I don't understand how anyone could be so disrespectful of these beautiful places to litter. As a local of NI I am embarrassed by the amount of litter in our countryside and will do my small part by lifting what I see when I am out and about to make it better and would urge others to do the same. If there are only a few imbeciles causing the problem, hopefully there are more of us who can counter it. So my question is, are there any organised clean-ups which people can take part in to help raise awareness and rectify the litter problem in the Mournes and across NI?
18 September 2017|
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Response from Declan M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to hear your visit was marred by the behaviour of irresponsible walkers.I wonder what part of the Mournes you were in at the time. Unfortunately your actions in lifting and disposal of the items is probably the way... More
Tracey B
9 August 2017|
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Response from travelled-annie | Reviewed this property |
Like the previous answer, I would try tourist board for accommodation particularly with elderly parents. There is a really nice drive round by Spelga Dam, if your parents can't hike, the views are spectacular especially if... More