Banbridge, Co. Down
Banbridge is situated in the town land of Ballyvally and offers visitors some interesting local historical monuments such as the Captain Crozier monument, a dedication to Banbridge’s most famous son and the Dromore High Cross, which is an ancient Celtic cross and old town stocks for those who misbehaved.
Golfers can enjoy 18 holes at the Banbridge golf club (0044 28 4066 2211), while anglers can avail of excellent game fishing on Corbet Lough, Loughbrickland Lake and the Upper River Bann.
Walkers will enjoy good views of the Mournes from Slieve Croob, in the Dromara hills, a little mountain range of its own.
Visitors can learn about the local linen at the Ferguson Linen centre (0044 28 4062 3491), which allows visitors to see for themselves Irish linen at various stages of production.
A local point of interest is the Scarva visitor centre located at the dock of canal, which explains the history of canals in Ireland and the building of the Newry canal.