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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...

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Go Down to the Woods today

When you picture Northern Ireland, you see an open landscape; a patchwork of green fields and rolling hills embracing broad loughs with heather-clad mountains in the distance. But did you know we have woodlands too?

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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.

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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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Kilkeel, County Down

Kilkeel is one of the principal fishing ports in Northern Ireland. As the boats come in, small knots of residents and caravanners with plastic bags gather at the harbour ready to strike a quick bargain before the main catch is landed.

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Attractions and Activities in County Down

Special Offers - County Down

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Until 30 Jun 2014

Royal County Down Golf Club

WEEKEND £10 GOLF DEAL!

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Until 30 Apr 2014

The Peaks

Meal at Daft Eddies

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Until 31 Jul 2014

The Cross Square Hotel

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Rayanne House

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Slievemoyle Cottages (Rose Cottage)

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The Salty Dog

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Until 30 Jun 2014
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Ramada Plaza Belfast

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9 May 2014 - 12 May 2014

Harbour View

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Groomsport House

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Spelga House

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The Cottage Schoolhouse

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Number Nine

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Millers Close Holiday Cottages

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Shoemakers Cottage

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Donard Hotel

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Hunter's Lodge

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Enniskeen Country House Hotel

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The Wayfarers' Rest

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Enniskeen Country House Hotel

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Lough Cowey Lodge

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Ringcladdy Farm Cottage

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Burrendale Hotel, Country Club and Spa

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Until 22 Apr 2014

Hemp Cottage

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9 May 2014 - 11 May 2014
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Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

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Loughbrickland Courtyard - Coolnacran

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Cornmill Quay Cottages- Seefin Cottage

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Hillyard House

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Until 30 Jun 2014

Mews Cottage

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9 May 2014 - 12 May 2014

Ringcladdy Farm Cottage

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Until 11 May 2014

Tinamara

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Comber Courtyard Apartment

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9 May 2014 - 12 May 2014

Enniskeen Country House Hotel

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Until 11 May 2014

The Mill at Balloo

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Belfor Self Catering

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Cuan Cottage

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Ballyrusley B&B

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8 May 2014 - 12 May 2014

Harbour View

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Until 30 May 2014
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Until 11 May 2014

The Salty Dog

1 nights B&B plus an evening meal

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Until 30 Jun 2014

Greenacres Guest House

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Until 11 May 2014

Slievemoyle Cottages (Rose Cottage)

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9 May 2014 - 11 May 2014

The Cross Square Hotel

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4 May 2014 - 17 May 2014

The Cross Square Hotel

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Until 11 May 2014

Royal County Down Golf Club

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Rayanne House

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Until 11 May 2014

La Mon Hotel & Country Club

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9 May 2014 - 11 May 2014

Slievemoyle Cottages (Mill Cottage)

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Greenacres Guest House

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9 May 2014 - 12 May 2014

Ard Na Mara

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St Patrick's Hall Apartment No. 2

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Until 11 May 2014

Beach House

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Millers Close Holiday Cottages

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Seaview Guesthouse

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Until 31 Dec 2014

Donaghadee B&B

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Enniskeen Country House Hotel

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Newforge House

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Lough Cowey Villa

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Hemp Cottage

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Shelleven Guest House

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Cornmill Quay Cottages- Cove Cottage

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Until 11 May 2014

Number Thirty

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Until 11 May 2014

The Loft

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38 Main Street

Recession Buster

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Until 31 Aug 2014

Mourne Wood B&B

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Until 1 Jun 2014

Loughbrickland Courtyard - Lisnagade

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Until 11 May 2014
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Until 30 Jun 2014

Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

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Until 11 May 2014
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Until 30 Jun 2014

Holywood Hill Country Cottages

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8 May 2014 - 12 May 2014
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Until 30 Jun 2014
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Until 2 May 2014

Comber Courtyard Apartment

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Until 11 May 2014

Enniskeen Country House Hotel

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The Mill at Balloo

Mill at Balloo

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Until 30 May 2014

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Barley Cottage

Best Price for 2 nights

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Until 11 May 2014

Pier 36 Guest House

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Until 30 Jun 2014

Belfor Self Catering

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Until 11 May 2014

Cuan Cottage

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Until 11 May 2014
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Until 11 May 2014

Tory Bush Cottages- No.1

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Until 11 May 2014
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Until 11 May 2014

Ballyrusley B&B

2 Midweek nights - 10% discount

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Until 31 Oct 2014

Pier 36 Guest House

Steak & Stay

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Until 30 Jun 2014

Mourne Heights

Springtime Offers

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Until 11 May 2014
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8 May 2014 - 12 May 2014
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Until 11 May 2014

Snooze Apartments - 2 Bedroom

Girls on Tour - with a hangover cure

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Until 30 Jun 2014
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Until 2 May 2014

La Mon Hotel & Country Club

Best Price 1 night Bed and Breakfast and a dinner

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Until 11 May 2014
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Until 11 May 2014

The Cross Square Hotel

Best Price 2 nights Bed and Breakfast and a dinner

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Until 11 May 2014

The Loft

Best Price for 1 week

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Until 11 May 2014

The Cross Square Hotel

Best Price 1 night Bed and Breakfast for a family

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Until 11 May 2014

The Cross Square Hotel

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Until 30 Jun 2014

Slievemoyle Cottages (Stable Cottage)

Best Price for 2 nights

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Until 11 May 2014
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Until 30 Sep 2014
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9 May 2014 - 11 May 2014

Slievemoyle Cottages (Mill Cottage)

Best Price for 1 week

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Until 11 May 2014

Snooze Apartments

Two's Company

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Until 30 Jun 2014
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9 May 2014 - 12 May 2014

Ryan B&B

SPECIALS

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Until 30 Apr 2014

Mourne Heights

Best Price for 1 week

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Until 11 May 2014

St Patrick's Hall Apartment No. 2

Best Price for 2 nights

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Until 11 May 2014

Pier 36 Guest House

Perfect Sundays

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Until 29 Jun 2014

Ballyrusley B&B

3 Midweek nights - 20% discount

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Until 31 Oct 2014

Cornmill Quay Cottages- Donard Cottage

Best Price for 2 nights

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Until 11 May 2014
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Until 11 May 2014

Tory Bush Cottages- No.6

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Until 11 May 2014

Pier 36 Guest House

Best Price for 2 nights Bed and Breakfast

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Until 11 May 2014
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Until 11 May 2014

Enniskeen Country House Hotel

Midweek Break with Woodturning Experience

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Until 11 May 2014
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1 May 2014 - 15 May 2014

Lough Cowey Villa

Best Price for 2 nights

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Until 11 May 2014
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Until 30 Jun 2014

Cornmill Quay Cottages- Binnian Cottage

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Until 11 May 2014

Cornmill Quay Cottages- Cove Cottage

Best Price for 1 week

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Until 11 May 2014

Loughbrickland Courtyard - Lisnagade

Best Price for 1 week

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Until 11 May 2014

Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

Best Price 2 nights Bed and Breakfast and a dinner

To book call 028 4372 1066
Until 11 May 2014

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