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Silent Valley and Ben Crom Reservoirs

Head Road | Annalong, Newcastle BT33 0HU, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 2428
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Great place

Was a beautiful place a great day out a lovely coffee shop...bring a £1 coin to feed the ducks...a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
manth547
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LISBURN
via mobile
History whispers here

What a beautiful place, I've visited four times and hope to return. It speaks volumes about the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MissouriGal2010
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Grain Valley, Missouri
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“car park” (24 reviews)
“lovely walk” (13 reviews)
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Head Road | Annalong, Newcastle BT33 0HU, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 4372 2428
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"stunning scenery"
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"lovely walk"
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"coffee shop"
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"tea room"
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"long walk"
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"fresh air"
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"picnic area"
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"mourne mountains"
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"on site"
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"scones"
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"lovely place"
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"cafe"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a beautiful place a great day out a lovely coffee shop...bring a £1 coin to feed the ducks...a family friendly place a lovely park beside the duck pond and a great walk up to the dam were u meet the mountain sheep...the paths are...More

Thank manth547
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful place, I've visited four times and hope to return. It speaks volumes about the strength and will of the Irish people. They came together, many living at Watertown, to build the lasting famous Mourne rock wall to secure water for the city...More

Thank MissouriGal2010
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We completed the walk alongside the reservoir (6 miles). There are shorter routes as well. Stunning scenery and the perfect way to spend a sunny day in NI. Entry costs £4.50 per car, so don’t forget to bring cash! Dog friendly. There’s a cafe open...More

1  Thank Kirsty D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a lovely walk but would be better if you could walk round rather than up and back. That said if you want a quiet walk in lovely surroundings then this is for you. At the end visit the cafe for varieties of scones...More

Thank Brian E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aptly named, Silent Valley is quiet and peace, loads of pine laden fresh air. Ben Crom is quite a long walk, but lower dam is very picturesque, with great specimen trees and shrubs around the lake.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Great wee spot and just right when you’re out sight seeing the silent valley, lovely food and good friendly service.

Thank Flightsimer
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful place. As the name suggests the whole area seemed silent. The reservoirs are stunning lovely little tea shop with gorgeous scones. You could easily spend most of the day just walking through this peaceful tranquil place. Only downfall was the charge to go...More

1  Thank 580428Maureen2110
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Stunning views just as I remember from all those years ago when I was a child then later when I was a teenager in the scout hiking in the Mourne mountains surrounding the resiviour will be back to walk further round it

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I came here in March on a day with clear skies and it was actually pretty warm on the way back to the car park - so warm that I had to take my hoodie off! We walked the Ben Crom reservoir trail which was...More

2  Thank heyimmaegen
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Came here again for some perfect tranquility. The walk along side this reservoir is simply beautiful. A truly amazing place with great historical information available to inform about the creation of the reservoir. The cafe is now open all year which is a most welcome...More

Thank Peter Q
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Clikhelpful
29 April 2017|
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Response from trevor m | Reviewed this property |
During the summer months, Translink, operate the Mournes Rambler Bus service. You would most likely need to take a scheduled bus to Newcastle or killkeel, and go from there. Contact Translink. they have a PDF timetable of... More
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danni425
22 May 2016|
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Response from Hubert A | Reviewed this property |
Hi I guess so. I have observed many dogs during my walks there. The usual rules apply. Must be on a lead and don't forget the wee black bag!! If it is visible it indicates to others that you do have one and are... More
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AlayneNI
17 July 2015|
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Response from jjam53 | Reviewed this property |
There were some bikes passed us on the Ben Crom trail, ensure about the rest
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