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The towns and villages of Mourne country are exciting destinations in their own right, also good bases for discovering the magic of the mountains. Popular resort Newcastle, where Slieve Donard really does 'sweep down to the sea' offers family fun, plus the bonus of mountains and championship golf (Royal County Down) on your doorstep.

Nearby Bryansford and Tollymore are centres for outdoor adventure - from the sublime to the extreme. There is pony-trekking, bouldering, canoeing, abseiling, hillwalking and even Ireland's only mountainboarding facility!  Both Tollymore and Castlewellan have outstanding forest parks.  Silent Valley, inland from restored harbour hamlet, Annalong, is another gem.  Big plans are afoot for the Mourne area - soon to be designated a National Park.

Round the rocky coast, past busy fishing port Kilkeel, to Victorian Rostrevor. Its park begins as manicured lawns, but as you climb it becomes an arboretum, river walk and finally a mountain trail offering views across Carlingford Lough.   Blue Flag Cranfield Beach  is also nearby.

Located in the Gap of the North, Newry is an excellent shopping city and the Newry and Mourne Museum is also well worth a visit.

 

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County Down offers a perfect blend of history, culture, scenic attractions and plenty of things to do...

48 Hours St Patrick

48 Hours in Saint Patrick's Country

1500 years to make, 48 hours to discover. what an amazing break...

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Blue Lough, County Down

This walk provides an easy introduction to the Mountains of Mourne giving a mountain atmosphere whilst following gentle gradients and making use of distinct tracks and pathways.

Mountain Biking

48 Hours in The Mournes

Spend two days really getting the flavour of the Mournes... but, be warned - you'll be drawn back!

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Slieve Croob, County Down

Start this walk at the Dree Hill car park. Leave the car park and turn right onto Dree Hill road, follow the road down to Finnis.

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Saving the Downpatrick High Cross

Learn about the Downpatrick High Cross, a replica of which was installed in the grounds of Down Cathedral in April 2014.

Attractions and Activities in County Down

Special Offers - County Down

To book call (07879) 333 261
20 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016

Millbrook Lodge Hotel

Relax on our 2 night break

To book call (028) 9756 2828
Until 30 Sep 2015

Whistledown Hotel

Love is in the air

To book call (028) 4175 4174
Until 27 Aug 2015

Spelga House

Thank Crunchie It's Spelga!

To book call 07720 432 781
11 Sep 2015 - 1 Nov 2015

Denvir's Coaching Inn

Stay and Play

To book call (028) 4461 2012
Until 30 Sep 2015

Hunter's Lodge

Exclusive Stay and Spa Package

To book call (028) 9754 2703
Until 31 Dec 2015

Number Nine

Summer Break with Free Guided Tour

To book call (028) 4461 3907
Until 30 Sep 2015

Enniskeen Country House Hotel

Relish Free Time Three Night Special

To book call (028) 4372 2392
Until 8 Nov 2015
To book call (028) 9081 3057
Until 25 Sep 2015

St Patrick's Golf Club

Stay and Play

To book call (028) 4461 5947
Until 30 Sep 2015

Spelga House

Summer at Spelga Dam

To book call 07720 432 781
Until 15 Aug 2015

Bay House

Bay House

To book call (001)7046500155
Until 31 Aug 2015

Whistledown Hotel

Summer Scorcher

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Until 30 Aug 2015

Gorse Hill

Summer offer, 1 week

To book call 02843219314
Until 31 Aug 2015

Mourne Haven

Summer 2015

To book call (028) 4377 1662
Until 4 Sep 2015

The Castle Apartment

5 night stay

To book call (07879) 333 261
Until 19 Dec 2015

Marine Court Hotel

Summer Sizzler

To book call (028) 9145 1100
Until 31 Aug 2015

The Mourne Lodge, Cnocnafeola

Halloween in the Mournes

To book call (028) 4176 5859
26 Oct 2015 - 1 Nov 2015

Bayview Ballyholme

End of summer offer

To book call
22 Aug 2015 - 26 Sep 2015

The Castle Apartment

7 night stay

To book call (07879) 333 261
Until 19 Dec 2015

Westering

£100 off 7 nights in July 2015

To book call 07743 378 818
Until 31 Aug 2015
To book call (028) 4372 2392
Until 8 Nov 2015

The Mourne Lodge, Cnocnafeola

A Mourne Golf Special

To book call (028) 4176 5859
Until 30 Sep 2015

Whistledown Hotel

Relax and Unwind

To book call (028) 4175 4174
1 Sep 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

7 The Carriages

Halloween Special

To book call (028) 4372 2077
30 Oct 2015 - 6 Nov 2015

Gorse Hill

Low Season Offer

To book call 02843219314
1 Oct 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

Millbrook Lodge Hotel

Summer Special Break

To book call (028) 9756 2828
Until 12 Sep 2015

Leigh House Bed and Breakfast

Dicounted rate for 2 nights or more

To book call (028) 4063 0673
Until 31 Dec 2015

7 The Carriages

September Special

To book call (028) 4372 2077
11 Sep 2015 - 18 Sep 2015

All offers subject to availability.
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