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Newry and Mourne lies at the start of Carlingford Lough, surrounded by mountains on all sides - the Mournes to the east and Slieve Gullion to the west. The area has been a centre of population since prehistoric times when it became established as 'The Gap of the North', the main route between the south and the north of Ireland. There is much to offer the visitor, whether your tastes are for historic sites rich in tradition and folklore, breathtaking mountain walks and scenery, or outdoor sports on land or water.
 

The Borough of North Down extends along the southern shore of Belfast Lough from Holywood in the West to Groomsport in the East. The area is seen as a desirable and attractive place to live and has attracted the more affluent and successful residents. It has traditionally been a dormitory area for Belfast but in the recent past it has emerged as an important location for advanced technology companies wishing to take advantage of the quality of the local environment.

THE COAST OF DOWN is Northern Ireland's secret treasure. An immensely varied area only moments from Belfast where you can quickly reach idyllic isolation in a holiday cottage in the Slieve Croob hills or be at the heart of the busiest nightlife, in bustling Bangor...


 

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Groomsport & the Eagle Wing Festival
 

The county of Down has a number of Festivals and Events which the visitor can enjoy such as Boley Fair in Hilltown, a great old time fair showcasing old traditions from long ago and lots of family entertainment. Also Newtownards Creative Peninsula Festival held in August, Groomsport & the Eagle Wing Festival celebrating our links with America. The Maiden of the Mournes Festival held in August in Warrenpoint is family entertainment in Co Down and selection of the winning Maiden.

 

 


 

 


 

 

Down Visitor Attractions

Ballywalter Park, Co Down

Down Visitor Attractions include the Ballywalter Park on which Ballywalter House as above stands. Downpatrick Railway Museum where you can see the old railway carriages for yourself in County Down. Fergusons Irish Linen, Banbridge manufacturers of Irish Linen since the 1850's, renowned for damask table linen. Mount Stewart House & Garden, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, Co Down where you can wander around these wonderful gardens and Tullymore Forest Park in Newcastle also offers an area to roam around.  Down area has lots of Forest Parks to take the family to including Belvoir Park Forest, Tollymore Forest Park, and Clandeboye Forest trail.


 

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Mount Stewart, County Down

The Web Theatre, Newtownards, is the place to be in Down for a night out at the Theatre. For the Golfers there is links golf at Ardglass Golf Club and Kirkistown Castle Golf Club with The Royal County Down Golf Club one of the world's most beautiful links setting in the Murlough Nature Reserve in County Down. If you hope to enjoy some Racing in Down, go racing at Downpatrick Racecourse or Down Royal Racecourse, you have a choice. Delamont Country Park is a wonderful spot just to take some time out and enjoy and also Castlewellan Forest Park or travel to Portaferry on the tip of the Ards Peninsula and enjoy the sights while taking in a stroll around this beautiful part of County Down.

 

     

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