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Mountains to Climb

Are you a dreamer? A daydream believer? Do you star gaze, flee into flights of fancy and build castles in the sky?

If so, you’ll love a trip to the Mourne Mountains. One of Northern Ireland’s natural wonders, where you can literally have your head in the clouds.

Climb the peaks. See Little Binnian, Blue Lough Buttress, Hen Mountain and the other famous crags. Feel your adrenaline pumping. View majestic panoramas.

Take a helicopter ride, fish, hike or horse ride Western-style. Visit Kilkeel for seafood fit for a king and play golf on a Championship course. See magical waterfalls, wishing wells and discover the landscape that inspired CS Lewis to create Narnia.

Behold nature at its most vivacious. And after the sun disappears, stay in award-winning accommodation with lots of comfort food and lots of heart.

You’ll soon see why this area is deemed one of Outstanding Natural Beauty – and what those cloudy silver linings look like close up...


Play golf at the famous Royal County Down

Indulge in a variety of outdoor pursuits – the Mournes landscape is activity utopia

Stop by the seaside town of Newcastle for a restorative seaweed bath

See the mixture of mountain, moorland and woodland that make up the Silent Valley

Walk in Murlough National Nature Reserve – a 6,000- year-old sand dune system

Lose yourself in the Peace Maze at Castlewellan Forest Park

Stroll the beautiful Cranfield West, a Resort Seaside Award winning beach in Kilkeel

Enjoy the wonders of Tollymore Forest Park

Scale Slieve Donard, Northern Ireland’s highest mountain

Survey the craggy group of peaks at Slieve Croob

Check out the cashels, standing stones and Legananny Dolmen in the foothills of Slieve Croob

Visit the Bloody Bridge – a beautiful spot with a bloodcurdling past

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