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

Seaforde Gardens - Seaforde Downpatrick County Down Northern ireland
Seaforde Gardens
Downpatrick, Co. Down
In its own way Seaforde has the answer to Japan’s cherry blossom viewing season. The garden holds the national collection of eucryphias, known poetically as the ‘White Knights of August’. Gleaming with clouds of white blossom cr ...

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

Selfcatering
Golfkeel Cottages - Oatfield Cottage , The Loft Cottage, Dovedale Cottage
Banbridge, Co. Down
Located one mile from the town of Banbridge the tranquil and peaceful surroundings Golfkeel Cottages are are set in their own private grounds wit secure private parking and offer spectacular panoramic views of the rolling countryside and the Moun ...

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

Exploris Aquarium & Seal Sanctuary - Portaferry County Down Northern Ireland
Exploris Aquarium & Seal Sanctuary
Portaferry, Co. Down
A visit to Exploris enables the visitors to view and learn about the marine species that are indigenous to Strangford Lough and the coastline of the island. Marine communities are recreated to enable the visitor to gain a better understanding of ...

Wedding Venues

Wedding
Newforge House
Craigavon, Co. Armagh
John and Louise Mathers’ fine Georgian country house is less than half an hour’s drive southwest of Belfast yet, in a wonderful setting of mature trees, gardens and green fields on the edge of the quiet village of Magheralin, it feels ...
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