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Newcastle, Co. Down

Approached from Dundrum, the resort town of Newcastle is spacious with a curved raised beach and sits in the shadow of the beautiful Mourne Mountains. 

The most distinctive building in the town is a 1960s Roman Catholic Church with a green copper parasol roof.  Newcastle offers easy access to the Mourne Mountains, which include a large number of trails for hikers over this area of outstanding beauty. 

Tollymore Forest (+353 (0) 28 4372 2428, open all year) is also a spectacular setting for walking whilst the Tollymore Mountain Centre (+44 (0) 28 4372 2158) offers courses in rock climbing, canoeing and orienteering for the adventurous type. 

Golfers will enjoy the beautiful course at Royal County Down (+44 (0) 28 4372 3314), set against the background of the Mourne Mountains, with a very high standard of greens that are swift and challenging. 

Annalong Corn Mill (+44 (0) 28 3026 8877) is worth a visit, as guided tours are available around this 17th century corn mill which operated up until the 1960s being one of Ulster’s last working watermills.   

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 ...
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Golf

Greenore Golf Club - Greenore County Louth ireland
Greenore Golf Club
Carlingford, Co. Louth
Course Type: Links & Heath
Greenore Golf Club is a magnificent course that was founded in 1896 and is situated in the picturesque Cooley Peninsula in North County Louth, at the foot of Slieve Foy Mountain and on the shores of Carlingford Lough. An excellent test of Gol ...
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Self Catering

Rostrevor Holidays - Self Catering Accommodation in Rostrevor - Rostrevor County Down Nothern ireland
Rostrevor Holidays
Rostrevor, Co. Down
Nestled in the south-facing foothills of the Mourne Mountains, Carnaclasha and Owenabwee 5-star Houses offer modern luxury in beautiful surroundings.From the large sitting room windows guests will enjoy the view across the 24-acre peaceful farm o ...
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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
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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 ...
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Wedding Venues

Ghan House - Wedding Venue - Carlingford County Louth Ireland
Ghan House
Carlingford, Co. Louth
Conveniently located just an hour from Dublin or Belfast airports, the Carroll family’s 18th century house is attractively situated in its own grounds on the edge of Carlingford village, with romantic views across the lough to the Mountains ...
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