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Places To Visit

Nautilus Centre, Mourne Maritime Visitor Centre and Tracing your Roots Exhibtion, Kilkeel, Newry

The Nautilus Centre overlooks Kilkeel's busy and picturesque fishing port and houses the Mourne Maritime Visitor Centre, Kilkeel Visitor Information Centre, Tracing Your Mourne Roots Exhibition and the Mourne Seafood Cookery School.

Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Killeavy, Newry

Tree felling operations in the main woodland area of Slieve Gullion Forest will be ongoing for a period of approximately 3 months. The Scenic Drive will be closed to public vehicle access from Monday, 23rd February; however, car parking for visitors will still be available in the forest car park adjacent to the Play Park and Courtyard.

Forest Visitors are asked to observe all Health & Safety signage that is in place throughout the period of working. Additional information signage concerning bio-security precautions, and to give advance warning of the work, will be placed at key access points.

Any enquiries regarding this work should be directed to customer.forestservice@dardni.gov.uk or by phone to 028 4377 2241 – Monday to Friday 09:00 to 16:00 hours only.

Slieve Gullion has been long associated with myths and legends. Here visitors can walk in the footsteps of Finn McCool and Cu Chulainn. Visitors can also experience a 6000 year old tomb, enjoy the red squirrel walk, or jump around in the playpark.

Bronte Homeland Interpretative Centre, Rathfriland, Newry

The fertile land of County Down has been farming country for centuries. It was here that Patrick Brontë, father of Charlotte, Emily and Anne - the famous Brontë sisters, was born into a farming family on 17th March 1777.

Castlewellan Forest Park & Peace Maze, Castlewellan

Located in a dramatic setting of mountains and sea, this is one of the most oustanding tree and shrub collections in Europe. The beauty, vigour and perfect shape of the trees in the National Aboretum attract tree enthusiasts from around the world.

Tollymore Forest Park, Newcastle

Oak wood from Tollymore Forest Park was used for the interiors of the White Star liners which included the Titanic. A walk along the Shimna River is marked by many curiosities, natural and artificial - rocky outcrops, bridges, grottos and caves.

Tropicana Outdoor Heated Fun Pool, Newcastle

Those who enjoy the wet side of life can have fun in Tropicana. Newcastle's outdoor heated leisure pool with its giant waterslide. To ensure that the toddlers are not forgotten, they have their own paddling pools with the Nellie the Elephant slide.

Cranfield West Beach, Kilkeel, Newry

Cranfield West offers a gently sloping, mainly sandy beach located at the entrance to Carlingford Lough, an area designated as being of Special Scientific Interest.

Cocos Adventure Playground, Newcastle

Large indoor adventure playground. Kids under 14 years will have a funbelieveable time on our large selection of slides, eg Free Fall, Snake Slide, Astra Slide, Assault Courses, Activity Tower, Cable Ride, Ball Pools, sports court and Soft Play Area.

Newcastle and Murlough Beach, Newcastle

This 5 mile stretch of golden sands is still the essence of the resort and is hugely popular for swimming, sunbathing and other forms of recreation.

Slieve Croob and Windy Gap Viewpoint/ Picnic Areas, Castlewellan

Slieve Croob or, 'Mountain of the Hoof' rises to a height of 1,755 feet, its chief claim to fame being the source of the River Lagan which rises a short distance from the summit.

Funny Farm Adventures Maize Maze, Castlewellan

The Maize Maze is the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland. A massive 6 acre field of 8 feet tall Maize. Can you find your way through? Each year the Maize Maze will have a different theme. Please check our website for this year's theme.

W5 LITE at The OUTLET Banbridge, Banbridge

W5, one of Northern Ireland’s top family attractions, has brought its award-winning interactive discovery experience to The OUTLET, Banbridge.

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