Killyleagh, Co. Down

Heading south along the A22, the striking turrets of Killyleagh Castle come into view, just ahead of the village.  The picturesque castle was home to the Hamilton family since the 17th Century plantation, the castle was actually rebuilt in 1666. 

Visitors can look forward to the local craft at Killyleagh yarns (0044 28 44 828 204), which displays flax spinning and winding to make yarns, there is also a factory tour. 

Yachting enthusiasts are provided with optimum activities at the East Down Yacht club (0044 28 44 828 375), and the Killyleagh yacht club (0044 28 44 828 250). 

Golfers will enjoy a round or two at the Ringdufferin golf club (0044 28 44 828 812), one of the areas newest courses based on the shores of Strangford Lough. 

Gardens

Mount Stewart House & Gardens - Newtownards County Down Northern Ireland
Mount Stewart House & Gardens
Newtownards, Co. Down
Inspired by Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry, Mount Stewart is surely a contender for the most splendid garden in Ireland. The influential Londonderrys were part of the golden circle of their day and, when Edith came to Mount Stewart in 1919, sh ...

Golf

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Royal Belfast Golf Club
Craigavad, Co. Down
Course Type: Parkland
Founded on November 9th 1881, the Royal Belfast Golf Club is the oldest club in Ireland and has a delightful, parkland setting on the shores of Belfast Lough. Its formation proved to be the inspiration for the growth of the game in Ireland. Th ...

Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Colonel's Lodge
Holywood, Co. Down
The Colonel's Lodge is set in the garden of Beech Hill Country House bed and breakfast. It is a converted grain store with a small double bedroom under the rafters in an open gallery upstairs , a small single bedroom dow ...

What's On

Castlewellan Farmers Market - Co Down - Saturdays
Castlewellan Farmers Market - Saturday 10am-1pm

Castlewellan Community Centre

Contact:

Tara Haughian +44 (0)28 4377 8655 tara@secondnature.ie

Tourist Attractions

Ulster Museum - Belfast Northern Ireland
Ulster Museum
Belfast, Co. Antrim
Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an Egyptian Mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum. As Northern Ireland’s treasure house of the past and present, the museum is home to a rich collection of art, history an ...

Wedding Venues

Wedding
Clandeboye Estate
Bangor, Co. Down
The beauty of this romantic wedding venues that it is still a private estate, and there will never be more than one wedding held here on any day. There is a church on the estate, but it is not available for public use; however, there are churches ...
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