Days Out in County Down

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Map of County Down

Exploris Aquarium

Exploris Aquarium, Castle Street, Portaferry BT22 1NZ

Down Cathedral

Down Cathedral, English Street, Downpatrick, UK

Seaforde Gardens

Seaforde Gardens & Tropical Butterfly House, Downpatrick, UK

Castle Ward

National Trust Castle Ward, Strangford, Downpatrick, UK

Drumawhey Railway Junction

Upper Gransha Road, Donaghadee BT21 0LZ, UK

Fun House

The Fun House Newry, Warrenpoint Road, Newry, UK

The Ark Open Farm

The Ark Open Farm, Bangor Road, Newtownards, UK

Ulster Transport Museum

Ulster Transport Museum, Bangor Road, Holywood, UK

Information about County Down

In the southeastern part of Northern Ireland, County Down unfolds as a captivating region, characterized by sweeping landscapes, historic allure, and a vibrant cultural scene. Bordered by the Irish Sea to the east and the Mourne Mountains to the south, this county invites exploration with its diverse terrain and picturesque coastal areas.

The county town, Downpatrick, holds a significant place in Irish history, notably as the reputed burial place of St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint. The Down Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Centre pay homage to this heritage, offering a glimpse into the county’s rich ecclesiastical history.

The Mourne Mountains, an outstanding natural landmark, dominate the southern landscape, providing a haven for hikers, nature enthusiasts, and those seeking breathtaking views. Slieve Donard, the highest peak in Northern Ireland, beckons adventurers to explore its trails and experience the stunning vistas.

County Down boasts a scenic coastline dotted with charming seaside towns, such as Newcastle, known for its sandy beaches and the scenic promenade along Dundrum Bay. The coastal town of Bangor offers a blend of maritime charm and modern amenities.

Cultural vibrancy thrives in County Down, with events like the annual Newcastle Summer Season attracting visitors with a lively mix of music, arts, and entertainment. The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Cultra showcases the region’s industrial heritage, providing an immersive experience for history enthusiasts.

From exploring the historic Narrow Water Castle to strolling through the vibrant streets of Bangor, there are lots of things to do in County Down. The county’s diverse offerings, including outdoor adventures, cultural events, and coastal delights, ensure that visitors can immerse themselves in a rich tapestry of experiences, making County Down a compelling destination in Northern Ireland.

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