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Reviews of Castlewellan Forest Park

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Castlewellan Forest Park
The Grange
County Down   (Browse area)
BT31 9BU
Tel: 0330 137 4046
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Open: 14/04/2024 to 31/10/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 25 Reviews
                8/10 from 25 Reviews

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 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   No Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <5 miles 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   Wild Swimming On Site   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding On Site   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring On Site 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Lakeside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

Reviews:  25 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: September 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Extended family
Reviewer: Thecou 1 review from this member

 Great site with loads to do, we have been caravanning here 4-5 times in the last 3 months,

We are just home today from castlewellan caravan site, this being there last weekend open this year 😢,

Great walks, bike rides & a large lake if your in to canoeing,

Our grandson who it coming 6 just loves it & the bike park,

Facilities are good & are getting upgraded this winter,

Definitely worth a visit,

Canít wait till it opens again next year 
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Date of Visit: June 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 10 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Edithm 1 review from this member

 Very quiet and lovely walks.

Clean facilities although could do with a paint.

Close to town and shops and restaurant.

Plenty of places to visit not too far from site.

Will definitely come again. 
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Date of Visit: May 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Christ 1 review from this member

 1st time visiting the campsite and wished we could have stayed longer

My grandson had an amazing time trying to complete the maze but unfortunately he didn't manage it, but he is looking forward to returning. 
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Date of Visit: April 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Brenda 1 review from this member

 Beautiful scenery. Great location, kids loved the maze, the bike bumps and going for cycles.

Great shop in the town and lovely cafe's and coffee shops. 
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Date of Visit: September 2021 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Mr Frankie 8 reviews from this member

 Lovely site

Plenty to do for all ages

Lake and views great

Grass could do with cutting

Water taps funny size fitting huge so could not fill water up on MH

Only real complaint is the toilets, donít mind that they are old but really do need a good clean been a while since they have had one

Short walk into town, some nice pubs and cafes and plenty of takeaways 
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Date of Visit: September 2020 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Danny mccomb 1 review from this member

 We stayed for just one night in our tent and chose a pitch near the toilet block. The site is huge and you can pitch where you like.

There is a lovely cafť on site and a well stocked up.

The toilet block is the best block very clean and smells better but dated I've ever seen in all of my years of camping, plenty of space, roomy shower cubicles a shower and a toilet all within!

In the morning, there was a nice guy very welcoming

And a girl at night time cleaning so I never actually saw the block dirty!

This site has tremendous views and well worth a visit. 
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Date of Visit: September 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Gerry smyth 1 review from this member

 The place has views to die for

The toilets are very very clean. the cleaning crew has manners. the loos smell nice as did not before

I would stay again

The forest staff are ok nice guys 
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Date of Visit: September 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Sil--via 1 review from this member

 You can't beat the walks around the lake and surrounding, the wall garden etc. There is really enough to keep us entertained for a couple of days. If you are into mountain biking and water sports, even for longer.

We found the toilets clean although soap dispensers were not always filled in, which at time of Covid is not the best but overall very good.

They seemed to have booked only half capacity for touring caravan, as a friend couldn't come in and was told the place was full when it looked half full.

I was in the Dove Cote where it is all tarmac and loved it, very cosy! My friends were on the main site where you can pitch an awning and it was very good too.

There is a little cafe for bare minimum and a huge amazing gas station shop which could rival any Tesco, with better quality!

Will definitely go back. 

Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 15 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Orintex 3 reviews from this member

 We took mountain bikes, sit on top kayaks, canoe and paddleboard, fishing rods and walking boots.

Excellent range of mountain bike trails,

Substantial lake for paddling and fishing (swimming not really recommended but we did sometimes)

Walking trails within the forest park and the Mourne Mountains are just a few minutes drive away.

Beaches within a 15 minute drive.

Several take-aways, pubs and shops within easy walking distance

Both blocks of toilets and showers were well maintained and clean - one block much older than the other.

Mountain bikes, paddleboards and sit-on-tops can all be hired on-site for a reasonable cost.

If there's a negative - the site is run as part of the forest park, so there aren't loads of dedicated staff around. 

Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: LauraKeenan 1 review from this member

 Campsite/pitches generally seemed pretty good, making the most of the lovely setting.

Toilet & showers were okay, functional but could do with a spruce up as some doors didn't lock and the whole place was a wee bit grubby.

We were frustrated by the lack of action from security towards disruptive campers and cut our trip short at 5. 30am after a night of badly broken sleep due to loud music, singing, shouting, engine revving and lights being randomly turned on throughout the night.

It had been reassuring to see security drive round a few times as it got dark, but other than advising on making sure bbqs were put out there was no intervention when required. 

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