The other day, hubs took me to Tollymore Forest Park. It’s 1600 acres of fantastic [mostly] wilderness located at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in County Down, Northern Ireland, about an hour away from Belfast.
When we were almost there, I noticed a wooded hill about a mile off the main road with something that looked suspiciously like a Norman castle peeking out of it. It was. We stopped at it on the way back and I had a wee nosy and took some photos. You can read my Dundrum Castle post here.
It’s worth mentioning that Tollymore Forest Park is one of the Northern Ireland locations where Game of Thrones is filmed. Parts of Dracula Untold were also filmed here. Funnily enough, we crossed paths (literally) with a GoT tour group who were all dressed up in their furs and capes. I should have secretly snapped a photo but I did not.
Here are some of the photos I took that day, but they hardly do the place justice.
I had packed us some sandwiches and drinks, and we made a day of it. What a beautiful place! I’d like to go back again sometime because I didn’t get to see everything I wanted to see, and maybe next time I’ll take some sort of map with us because we sorta kinda got lost-ish in the woods and had to estimate our way back to civilisation. It’s a good thing i was a Girl Scout for those 10 years (or so). 🙂
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