Tollymore Forest Park, County Down

Tollymore Forest Park, County Down

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Established in 1955, Tollymore Park was Northern Ireland's first state forest park. Situated at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, the park covers some 1,600 acres and enjoys some stunning views of both the Mourne Mountains and the seas at Newcastle. The lands where Tollymore were owned by several families down through the years but it was Thomas Wright (a friend of Lord Clanbrassil who was an owner of Tollymore in the years 1711 to 1786) who made some of the most lasting changes to the park which can still be seen today such as numerous artificial caves, grottos and bridges.
 
However, the sheer natural beauty of Tollymore cannot be outshone. Take one of the walking trails that criss-cross the park, walk along the Shimna River and try and identify the numerous breeds of exotic trees which were introduced to the park down through the years from Eucalyptus to Monterey Pines, Monkey Trees to Giant Redwoods.
 
More recently, the park has also been used as a back-drop for scenes from the television series Game of Thrones.

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