Located in a spectacular setting between mountains and sea, the Castlewellan Forest Park & Peace Maze is one of the most beautiful forest parks in Northern Ireland! Famous all over Europe, we appreciate its rare species, its magnificent setting, as well as the co-existence of nature with contemporary artworks… A very good idea for a walk for nature lovers!
Spread over several dozen hectares, Castlewellan Forest Park has one of the largest collections of trees and shrubs on the continent… Perfectly maintained, the park has a magnificent and still wild nature, where it is good to walk… If you want to get away from it all, and if you like hiking, just choose one of the different marked trails of the park:
Along your walk, you will come across rare conifers and maples, some of which were imported from Japan. In addition, there are Australian Athrotaxis, pittosporum and Chinese rhododendrons. Whatever the species, everything blends perfectly in a nice coherence…
Don’t miss the main attraction of the park: the Peace Maze. It is in fact a vegetal labyrinth, one of the largest in the world! It symbolically represents the path of peace that Northern Ireland must take to pacify the Anglo-Irish conflict. Created in 2000, it is a rather playful game for the visitors, who try to find the exit.