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“Family day out”

Silent Valley Mountain Park
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Kilkeel
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We visited Silent Valley mountain park recently as a family of four. It turned out to be a fantastic day out. The park had plenty of choice in relation to different walks and trails to follow depending on the ability of everyone in the group. The scenery on the way to the park was fabulous and we walked up to the reservoir and the binnian tunnel. There was plenty of information around the park also. For younger children there was the facility of a play park. There was also a tea room which provides small snacks.
Parking facilities seemed adequate and there seemed to be plenty of toilet facilities.
Good place to visit.

Thank Louise R
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Where to start with this place, Such natural beauty all around If your feeling up for a walk get the shoes changed and walk to the top dam. What a breath taken experience you will not be disappointed with the views on offer. If you prefer a small walk then the first dam is the place for you. (Or jump on the park bus and it will take you, but I would recommend to walk it’s much nicer inhaling the fresh mountain air) Such a fun place for kids to explore and enjoy the nature around them. There is also a swing park, cafe & a Museum full of the parks history.

Thank Alana B
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Silent Valley Mountain Park, it’s all in the name!!! We visited here in early February.From main Newcastle to Annalong road follow signposts and go via Quarter Road and Head Road to get a scenic trip before arriving. The park itself is a beautifully maintained area with trails suitable for all abilities. The views are to die for especially looking along the Reservoir at the surrounding mountains. Entry is £4.50 per car with a helpful map and you have a coffee shop, museum, duck pond play park education area, toilets etc etc. As you walk there are benches and picnic tables everywhere. The colours were lovely and in the summer must be an absolute spectacle. We’ll be back then to have another look and take some more photos.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

amazing views and a great walk to bencrom 7 miles long we had it too ourselves it was great well worth a visit

Thank jimncaz
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Stopped by Silent Valley on our way from Dublin to Craigavon. What a beautiful place. The view from the dam is stunning (in all directions) and, yes, it’s silent! While we were there the lake wasn’t up, so there was no water spilling into the overflow. Didn’t matter…it was still an enjoyable experience. Looking back at the Mourne Mountains with the lake in between is an unforgettable moment.

The walk from the car park to the dam takes about 10-15 minutes. You can get there either by a hiking trail or a foot path. There’s also a lovely pond near the car park.

As we were walking back to the car, we were stopped by a young lady taking a survey about our experience. She was incredibly courteous, good-humored, and didn’t take too much of our time.

So, if you’re in the area, we can recommend stopping by Silent Valley. We spent about an hour at the site.

Thank Linerguy
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