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Down

Down

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... Visiting Down why not take in some shopping at the Buttercrane Shopping Centre in Newry, Co Down, it offers a great choice of shops, restaurants and cafes all under the one roof with lots of car parking spaces and just minutes from Newry Bus & Train Stations. Shopping also in Newry not to be missed is The Quays Shopping Centre, with canal views in the Albert Basin area of Newry City, it offers a whole host of shops and cinema in the centre. 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..

Down Visitor Attractions

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.

Down What's On

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.

Down Festivals

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.

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See & Do in Down

  • Down Beaches Beaches
    Some of the best beaches in Ireland are in County Down.
  • Down Castles &  Heritage Castles & Heritage
    Castles, forts and heritage sites in County Down.
  • Down Golf Courses Down Golf Courses
    Top 10 golf courses in County Down, with link to the official sites.
  • Down Horse Riding Horse Riding
    Details of horse riding schools, where you can hire horses in County Down
  • Down Parks & Gardens Down Parks & Gardens
    So many Parks & Gardens to choose from in County Down.
  • Down Pubs Pubs
    Best Pubs in County Down for music and craic.
  • Down Restaurants Down Restaurants
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  • Down Visitor Attractions Visitor Attractions
    Most popular Visitor Attractions in County Down.
  • Down Walks Walks
    Loop walks, forest walks, way marked walks, and beach walks.

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Getting Around Down

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    Details of train service in Ireland including Lucas and the Dart.