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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  • Spent a great day in Lough Key Forest Park. The scenery, sights & smells, with long walks & plenty to do. Just get out and enjoy nature at its best! Good facilities in terms of restaurant, toilets & s...  more »
  • Lough Key Forest Park is situated just off the N4 Dublin Sligo road between Carrick on Shannon and Boyle . This facility boasts long forest walks , but electric cycles are available for hire as are Se...  more »
  • This is another must go to when travelling around Leitrim Cavanagh Roscommon. So much to do here for all ages from leisurely strolling to more adventure. One could spend a full day here. Check out the...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.