Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle

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Thick with trees and rich in history, the forests and castle of Lough Key Forest Park give you a glimpse of what old Ireland must have looked like. The tower and tunnels are all that remain of the park's estate, but it is surrounded by hiking trails and campsites that offer access to the countryside. Start your visit at the lakeside center, where you'll find maps of the area, as well as a place to book boat tours across the lakes. Try the tree canopy walk far above the forest floor, or experience a 47-room indoor obstacle course. Some activities require advance reservation, so if there is something specific you would like to try, check the website for ticket information. Plan to visit Lough Key Forest Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Boyle attractions using our Boyle vacation route planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    What a great place to visit! So much to do and nice facilities. We would recommend the Boda Borg for families with teens and for a wet day. It is excellent value for money - 2hrs of mental and physica...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Visited the forest park mainly for the boda borg, but did the Lough Key experience, which included self guided tour of tunnels, tower and canopy walk. Nice walks around the park, you could quite happi...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Was camping near by and popped in for some brain testing. We were not disappointed, had a ball trying to get the stamp in the boda borg. We fought together however definitely came out a closer family....  more »
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  • June 8, 2017
    Beautiful place. Nice scenery of the castle in the lake. You have to pay euros to get to the park (exit). Nice facility there to do things and they have a clean trail you can run on and work out on.
  • June 14, 2017
    Our first time camping. The site and facilities were great. And the location was beautiful. Staff were also very helpful. Altho I'm not a camper and had to be talked into going I would go back to Lough key in a heartbeat.
  • May 22, 2017
    This park is the grounds of an old estate house which burnt down many years ago. The park is open to the public, has a camp site, zip lining and many other activities. So great​ for a family day out or family camping. It is accessable road and by boat from the river Shannon and free moorings are available. Tourist information, cafe, restaurant and gift shop are available on site. It is a long walk from the Boyle which is the nearest town.
  • June 6, 2017
    What an amazing place. Lots to do and see. Café on site. Only down fall.... everything costs money and a lot of money too, even the play ground has to be paid in to.
  • July 3, 2017
    I'd never heard of this place before taking a holiday in nearby Leitrim but after visiting once I'll definitely come back! Beautiful grounds surrounded by trees combined with loads of activities for families: ziplines, suspended walkways, Crystal Maze-style puzzle rooms, boat tours of the lake, segway tours of the forest. It's great! There's no charge for entry but you pay individually for each activity but it's still good value.

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