Downpatrick, Co. Down

The historic town of Downpatrick illustrates the North’s history of architecture in the centre of the town, with a wide Georgian mall that leads past the Down County museum and up to Down Cathedral. 

St Patrick’s grave is marked by a block of Mourne granite in the graveyard of the cathedral.  The Saint Patrick centre (0044 28 44 619 000) is an informative exhibition which tells the story of Ireland’s patron saint, housed in a new building which gives close access to St Patrick’s grave and the Cathedral. 

The Castle Ward National Trust estate (0044 28 44 881 204) is nearby, where visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Georgian mansion, with an ornamental lake, a temple, a lovely demesne and wildlife centre which houses an exhibition on Strangford Lough.  The Castle Ward estate offers beautiful walks and after visiting the estate once, it will be soon become a firm favourite. 

Inch Abbey is worth a visit, a ruined Norman foundation, situated on the edge of the Quoile River.  Quoile Pondage is a fresh water nature reserve with a visitor centre next to the ruined 17th Century castle.   

Gardens

Rowallane Garden - Saintfield Ballynahinch County Down Northern Ireland
Rowallane Garden
Saintfield, Co. Down
Rowallane is at its most glorious in spring and autumn, thanks to the display of rhododendrons and azaleas and the final blaze of glory of ornamental trees and shrubs, but it is a lovely place at any time of year. The 52 acre demesne near the old ...

Golf

The 16th
Royal County Down Golf Club
Newcastle, Co. Down
Course Type: Links
Widely regarded as one of the finest links courses in the world, Royal County Down has an appropriate setting at Newcastle, where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea. For more than 100 years it had nestled on classic duneland, in the sh ...

Self Catering

There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

What's On

Park Shopping Centre - Belfast - Thursdays
 Farmers Market - The Park Shopping Centre Belfast

Thursdays 10-4pm

Contact: Sean McArdle - 087 6115016 info@irishfarmersmarkets.ie

Tourist Attractions

Castle Ward House & Demesne - Strangford County Down Northern Ireland
Castle Ward House & Demesne
Strangford Village, Co. Down
This truly beautiful 332-hectare (820-acre) walled demesne with walking trails, exotic garden, stunning vistas and picturesque farmyard, will unlock your imagination through family history, leisure pursuits, events and industrial heritage. Th ...

Wedding Venues

Wedding
Ten Square Hotel
Belfast, Co. Antrim
This luxurious boutique hotel directly overlooking the historical City Hall is Belfast’s coolest place to stay and makes an ultra romantic location for wedding venues - especially if you hire their Phantom Rolls Royce for the day (£1, ...
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