Things to see and do in the area
Set at the foot of the Mourne Mountains and in 2 acres of gardens we are 400 yards from Tollymore Forest Park. 1 mile from The Royal County Down Golf Course and 1 mile from the beach. We offer maps and guides to make it easy to take in all the surrounding sites and beauty spots.
Many may enjoy the golfing and hillwalking Newcastle has to offer for others perhaps, a drive through the Mourne Mountains taking in Silent Valley, famous for having no echo! A walk in Castlewellan Forest Park, – visiting Europe’s largest maze or take a stroll though the National Trust’s Murlough Nature Reserve.
The local Fishing Harbours of Kilkeel, Annalong and Ardglass are worth seeing. Visit Downpatrick, the County Town of Down, which is full of history, Struel Wells, St Patricks Grave and the St Patrick’s Heritage Centre. A few more miles from Downpatrick is the National Trust property of Castle Ward, famous for its quirky architecture and beautiful gardens. A 40 min drive will take you to the cities of either Newry or Belfast for a shopping spree!