Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle

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. Add Lough Key Forest Park to your County Roscommon travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our County Roscommon trip planner .
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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Splendid location! Great for young and older kids.Has walks, restaurants, zip lining, lake, lovely forest. It's an all-rounder. Great for summer holidays to spend some time with family and friends. Highly recommended!
  • A nice place for kids. It is weather dependant but on a sunny day it's pretty spectacular. The tree top walk is short but good fun. It has a very large playground which caters to all ages. A fun day out for the family that won't break the bank. There are camping facilities available as well as a cafe and restaurant.
  • Great place. Fun for all. Kids play area you have to pay for. Food is nice. Lots of walks. €4 car park free is you spend over €20 on food. You need the weather.
  • Lovely place, however... money for everything, money for Car park, money for playground, money for zips... Shane they're not just one fee cover all.... greed
  • Super enjoyable park. Possibly my review is influenced by the PERFECT weather we had the day we visited, but we enjoyed the walks and our daughter and her friends enjoyed the (very challenging) ropes course. Good cafe with deck seating outdoors in nice weather. Bicycle rentals were not yet open when we arrived, but I suspect would be a good way to go exploring. Small marina there too, which I think rented rowboats.

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Where to stay in County Roscommon

There aren't many towns in County Roscommon, so be sure to outline your accommodation options before you arrive. If you're touring the region rich in megolithic sites, seek out lodging in Boyle or Roscommon Town. Both of these offer hotels and guesthouses, though Boyle is better known for its small collection of charming bed and breakfasts. Camping in the countryside is also a viable option in this region.
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