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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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Top Picks - County Down

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 (028) 9185 2500
Until 31 Dec 2014
To book call (028) 4173 8727
Until 31 Dec 2014
To book call (028) 4461 2767
Until 31 Mar 2015

Lough Cowey Lodge

Lough Cowey Lodge Irish Open Special Offer

To book call (028) 4272 8263
1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
To book call (028) 3086 0505
Until 31 Mar 2015

The Briers Country House

November/December Special

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Until 23 Dec 2014

Banbridge Selfcatering Dovedale Cottage

January - February Break

To book call (028) 4062 5580
5 Jan 2015 - 28 Feb 2015

Banbridge Selfcatering The Loft Cottage

January and February Offers

To book call (028) 4062 5580
5 Jan 2015 - 27 Feb 2015

The Old Inn

Best Price One Night Dinner Bed and Breakfast Mini Break

To book call (028) 9185 3255
Until 30 Dec 2014
To book call (028) 4482 1134
24 May 2015 - 31 May 2015

Clandeboye Lodge Hotel

Lazy Sundays!

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Until 31 Dec 2014

Silverburn Mews

Week night special

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Until 31 Dec 2014

Silverburn Mews

Best Price for 1 week

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Until 31 Dec 2014

Canal Court Hotel

Winter Bed & Breakfast Special

To book call (028) 3025 1234
Until 24 Dec 2014

The Mourne Lodge, Cnocnafeola

A Mourne Golf Special

To book call (028) 4176 5859
6 Apr 2015 - 30 Sep 2015

Lough Cowey Villa

Lough Cowey Villa 3 night special

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1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015

La Mon Hotel & Country Club

1 Night Family LA MONster's break

To book call (028) 9044 8631
Until 30 Jun 2015

The Briers Country House

Christmas Retreat

To book call (028) 4372 4347
23 Dec 2014 - 27 Dec 2014

Nutgrove House

Irish Open Golfing Special

To book call (028) 4481 1566
27 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
To book call (028) 9185 2880
Until 31 Dec 2014

Spelga House

The Irish Open

To book call 07720 432 781
27 May 2015 - 1 Jun 2015

Mill Cottage

Golf break

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Until 31 Mar 2015

Ramada Plaza Belfast

Best available with free cancellation

To book call (028) 9092 3500
Until 31 Dec 2014

Spelga House

Santa on top of the Mountains & Mulled Wine

To book call 07720 432 781
Until 22 Dec 2014

Rostrevor Holidays - Slieve Martin

Mountain Bike Guiding

To book call (028) 4173 8727
Until 31 Dec 2014

Seaview Guesthouse

All inclusive Golf Package

To book call (028) 4173 9143
Until 31 Dec 2014

Dufferin Coaching Inn

2015 Spring Offer

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1 Mar 2015 - 31 Mar 2015

Clandeboye Lodge Hotel

Celebrations!

To book call (028) 9185 2500
Until 31 Dec 2014

The Cross Square Hotel

'Real' Irish Experience

To book call (028) 3086 0505
Until 31 Mar 2015

Rayanne House

Titanic Dinner B&B

To book call (028) 9042 5859
Until 1 Jan 2015

Silverburn Mews

Weekend special

To book call (028) 9146 6690
Until 31 Dec 2014

The Mourne Lodge, Cnocnafeola

An Irish Open Special at The Mourne Lodge

To book call (028) 4176 5859
27 May 2015 - 31 May 2015

Canal Court Hotel

Winter Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Special

To book call (028) 3025 1234
Until 24 Dec 2014

Dufferin Coaching Inn

Winter Break

To book call (028) 4482 1134
Until 21 Dec 2014

Lough Cowey Villa

Lough Cowey Villa

To book call (028) 4272 8263
1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015

La Mon Hotel & Country Club

Get Away From It All Spa Break

To book call (028) 9044 8631
Until 30 Jun 2015

The Briers Country House

New Year Retreat

To book call (028) 4372 4347
28 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
To book call (028) 9185 2880
Until 31 Dec 2014

All offers subject to availability.
Terms & Conditions apply.

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