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Address: 135 Ballynoe Road | Ballynoe,, Downpatrick BT30 8AR, Northern Ireland
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I wasn't expecting much but i was really surprised. The lane down to the circle is amazing - lookout for stuff in the hedges :) The circle itself is good but checkout the fairy... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2015
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belfast-UK
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Reviewed 17 May 2015

I wasn't expecting much but i was really surprised. The lane down to the circle is amazing - lookout for stuff in the hedges :) The circle itself is good but checkout the fairy tree at one end of the circle ( wishing box )

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 May 2015

Very spiritual and great energy. Quiet a long walk down a narrow pathway so anyone with walking problems may find it difficult.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

The walk through the atmospheric sunken lane way is without doubt the best part of visiting the stone ring at Ballynoe.

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Reviewed 20 February 2015

We parked on the roadside, taking care not to block farmers gates. Five minutes walk took us to the stone circle, it's a pleasant walk and easy going but not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies. As this is farmland and we visited in winter, wellies were necessary. The site is quiet, with pleasant views including the mournes. The fields and... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2014

A lovely site on the outskirts of Downpatrick. Great information board with the history. Fascinating stuff. Stones here have traveled all the way from Drogheda's and are some of the same as used at New Grange.

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2 Thank aoifeniknac
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Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

Just discovered this fantastic place the hawthorn covered walk is magical and the blackberries were in full swing! The stones seem to have faces and one can feel the energy of ancient ireland! Will be back in winter!

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5 Thank Jude P
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

How have I not heard about this tranquil beautiful place before. Okay, not the easiest to find, but far from impossible....ask a local they are very helpful. The covered sunken lane way to the site edged on both sides by a dry stone wall made of vertical and 90 degree angled stones sets the scene for your arrival at a... More 

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Ballynoe Stone Circle is a mini Stonehenge in Northern Ireland. The approach along a charming farm lane is almost as romantic as the stone circle itself. The ancient stones lie in the shadow of the towering Mourne Mountains and one can understand why our ancestors found this a religious place to worship and perhaps, to bury their dead whom they... More 

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Belfast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I'm a bit of a nut for stone circles etc. But you can't help feel the mystery of such places as you walk around touching the stones and wonder at what prompted out ancestors to build such beautiful structures.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

I lived in Northern Ireland for many years and never knew this place existed, up until now my favourite circle to visit has been Beltaney outside Raphoe in County Donegal (it has a little laneway approach too).................. I was thrilled to bits with this one, the laneway is gorgeous & I'm sure would be beautiful in summer when it is... More 

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