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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

Guincho - Garden Helens Bay Bangor County Down Northern ireland
Guincho
Bangor, Co. Down
On a very grand scale indeed, this 12 acre garden surrounding an unusual Portuguese style house is a place to experience unforgettable sights, scents and sounds. It would be worth a visit for gorgeous hydrangea ‘Sea Foam’ alone, glimm ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What's On

Lisburn Market - County Antrim - Saturdays
Lisburn Market

Every Saturday

Castle Gardens close to the City Centre. Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Contact: Suzanna Lutton. Number:+44 (0)28 9250 94 ...
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Tourist Attractions

Belfast Zoo - Belfast Northern Ireland
Belfast Zoo
Belfast, Co. Antrim
Belfast Zoo is on a 55 acre site and is home to over 1,000 animals across 150 species and is the top fee-paying visitor attraction in Northern Ireland, receiving more than 300,000 visitors a year.
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Hastings Culloden Estate & Spa
Holywood, Co. Down
Formerly the official palace for the Bishops of Down, the Culloden is romantically set in beautifully maintained gardens and woodland overlooking Belfast Lough and the County Antrim coastline. The building is a fine example of 19th-century Sc ...
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