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“On a sunny clear day, this area is beautiful.”

Ballycroy National Park
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Ballycroy
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor center provides lots of information on the area, has a pretty café and a little boardwalk to give you a feel of the vastness of the park. In fact, after visiting we decided we need another weekend to fit North Mayo in! However, this is only a part of the park, the park covers the whole surrounding area up to Achill etc. You can’t avoid the park if you are going to Achill or up to Erris Peninsula via Belmullet. Its beautiful rugged landscape..
There is a night sky viewing point advertised on the Claggan boardwalk. Do stop there if you can.. however if you find yourself driving late on a clear night, simply take a back road off the main routes and park up to enjoy the starry skies.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Lovely visitor centre, good cafe, free wifi, exhibition, walks, toilets, plenty of parking and its all free

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

The visitor center is a modern building with lovely views on Achill island and the bay from the windows. Downstairs you will find a wonderful introduction to the flora and fauna found in the National Park, but also to the region's cultural heritage. it is very interactive: for example, there is a soft rug to stand on that recreates the soft grounds in the bog. There are also buttons to press in order to listen to the sounds of wild animals found in the park, puzzles, and things to lift. We had a lovely lunch at the Cafe upstairs from which we could enjoy views on the mountains and the bay. Finally, there is a very easy trail (stroller-friendly) with lovely views on the area. A few panels give more information on the views or the plants alone the trail. Make sure to plan your visit so you can take the guided tour on the trail (once a day, it was at 2:30 pm the day we visited).

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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome food and views. Highly recommend a visit and a walk to the viewpoint with breathtaking panoramic view.

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

A great centre; the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable and the building itself is a lovely light filled space, whatever the weather. The centre sits next to a small hill with a walkway up to a plinth where there are some good photo opportunities. Their in-house cafe Ginger and Wild serves really good quality food, with many organic and gluten free options. The best quiche I have ever tasted, and the cakes alone are worth a visit!

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