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Strangford Lough

Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Strangford Lough is Northern Ireland’s first marine nature reserve and is the British Isles’ largest inlet, internationally renowned for its marine, plant and wildlife.

Mount Stewart House & Gardens

Mount Stewart House and Gardens

Co Down

The famous gardens at Mount Stewart were planted in the 1920s by Edith, Lady Londonderry and are of international importance. The magnificent series of outdoor 'rooms' contain many rare plants that thrive in the mild climate.

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Grey Abbey

Co Down

Grey Abbey, a Cistercian Abbey church and its living quarters were founded in 1193 by Affreca wife of John de Courcy, the Anglo-Norman invader of East Ulster.

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WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre

Co Down

Ireland's largest collection of ducks, geese and swans. Viewing from hides, waterfowl gardens, woodland walks. Extended gardens and woodlands with a gift shop, home made food, art gallery and coffee shop.

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Kearney Village

Co Down

Owned by the National Trust, it is a picturesque village, composed of whitewashed cottages.
Kearney, is a picturesque 18th century fishing village restored by National Trust with scenic coastal walks. There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen, including birds and coastal flowers. A small visitor centre is open from dawn to dusk, as are the public toilets and car park. Disabled Toilet also.

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Downpatrick Racecourse

Co Down

The first race meeting to be held at Downpatrick was over 300 years ago - 1685. Racing has continued to take place with few breaks since, and on the present course for the last 200 years which is situated one mile away from the centre of this ...

Scrabo Tower and Country Park

Scrabo Tower and Country Park

Co Down

Scrabo Country Park is centred at the top of Scrabo Hill near Newtownards and boasts incredible views over Strangford Lough and the surrounding countryside.

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Exploris Aquarium

Co Down

Exploris is Northern Ireland's public Aquarium and seal sanctuary. Discovery pool demonstrations, run by experienced guides, at regular intervals throughout each day give you the opportunity to interact with a variety of living marine animals.

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Down County Museum

Down County Museum

Co Down

Down County Museum is located in the old county gaol of Down. It houses fascinating exhibitions on the history of Down as well as restored cells with life-size figures of prisoners and their jailers.

Down Cathedral, County Down

Down Cathedral and Saint Patrick's Grave

Co Down

Down Cathedral, a Cathedral of the Church of Ireland with magnificent stain glass windows, box pews and beautiful organ case was built in 1183 as a Benedictine Monastry. The patron saint, Patrick is believed to be buried in the nearby graveyard.

Castle Ward, County Down

Castle Ward House and Demesne

Co Down

Situated in a stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough, the lawns rise up to the unique 18th century house and its Gothic façade. Wooded walks, adventure centre & horse trails are just a glimpse of what is on offer here.

Nendrum Monastic Site

Nendrum Monastic Site

Co Down

Nendrum is thought to have been set up by St Machaoi in the 5th Century and also has links to St Patrick in later sources. The monastery consists of 3 round dry stone walled enclosures, one within the other.

St Patrick's Church Saul

Saul Church

Co Down

Two miles outside Downpatrick is the replica of St Patrick's first church in Ireland. Close by, on the crest of Slieve Patrick is a massive statue of St Patrick. Bronze panels illustrate scenes from the life of Ireland's Patron Saint.

Delamont Country Park

Delamont Country Park

Co Down

This stunning and beautiful 200 acre Country Park renowned for its favourable, dry, warm climate offers: Woodland & Countryside Walks 1km – 7km on the shores of Strangford Lough, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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The Saint Patrick Centre

Co Down

The Saint Patrick Centre is the starting point for any visitor who wishes to know more about Ireland’s patron saint. The exhibition Ego Patricius – The Story of St. Patrick, explores Patrick’s legacy, and recalls the saint’s story, in his own words.

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