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  1. Image of Montalto House, Ballynahinch from across the lake. Photo credit to Daphne Ferguson.

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Embrace your giant spirit

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  1. Walkers enjoying a walk in the Mournes
    Visit Mourne has plenty of Giant Adventures waiting to be discovered! From dry stone walling to secret dining. We haven't kept them all secret though, we've created a list of them here. So start from the top and tick off this bucket list of Giant Adventures.
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  3. What's On
    There’s very rarely a dull moment in Visit Mourne. Its calendar is so packed full of family fun, fabulous festivals and vivacious events that you’ll never be stuck when it comes to celebrating life. There’s a whole host of annual events to choose from, all year round. There are festivals for families and festivals for friends, there are world-renowned walking festivals through Visit Mourne’s tracks, trails and windy bends.
  4. Things to Do
    No matter how long your visit, there’s so much to see and do in Visit Mourne. Discover the land where the Mourne Mountains slope down to the sea. There is something for everyone at Visit Mourne. With three areas of outstanding natural beauty, winding trails for walking and hiking, and a variety of waterways, pack some warm clothes and get ready for an adventure.
  5. Accommodation
    Sleep in towering castles, in quaint cottages, or camp under the stars. Visit Mourne has plenty of places for you to rest your weary head before going on your next giant adventure. This region boasts incredible stays. Holiday in one of our internationally recognised hotels or stay at one of our acclaimed B&Bs. Be prepared for scenic views, comfortable beds, and service and hospitality you’ll never forget.
  6. Food & Drink
    Visit Mourne is the heartland of fresh produce. Our rolling pastures sweep down to an abundant coastline. As the home of Northern Ireland’s largest fishing fleet and some of the country’s most experienced farmers, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Come and try the freshest ingredients at Visit Mourne.
  7. Golfers on the tee of Royal County Down Golf Course on a gorgeous sunny day with the Mournes behind.
    Take in the most spectacular setting of the beautiful Royal County Down Championship Golf Course in Newcastle, Co. Down from the fairways. A rare opportunity to test your skill against the glorious backdrop of Slieve Donard mountain.
  8. A couple enjoying a tour of whiskey making process at Killowen Distillery.
    Visit Mourne is full to the brim with exciting experiences. Whether you’re planning your next family break or your latest solo adventure, our forests, mountains, and shores are home to some of the most unique day trips, excursions and experiences around.
  9. Couple walking in the grounds of Montalto Estate in Ballynahinch, County Down.
    With everything close by, Visit Mourne is plentiful in quaint towns, incredible scenery, ancient forests, and stately homes. Explore the vastness of our landscapes and receive a giant welcome from all you encounter here.
  10. Visitor reading informational signage about Slieve Gullion
    As an aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark, Visit Mourne has breathtaking backdrops and unique natural spaces. With three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to explore, you’ll be spoilt for choice and will have plenty of opportunities to delve into the fascinating geological heritage of the area.
  11. A couple receiving advice at Newcastle Visitor Information Centre in Newcastle, County Down.
    For all the latest information to help you plan your trip to Visit Mourne safely and with ease, check out our FAQs, Covid-19 updates and travel advice.
  12. Aerial view of Killeavy Castle estate
    We love to welcome visitors and, with plenty of options and places to stay, Visit Mourne has bargains galore. Let us share them with you and help you find a great offer on your dream visit.
Let us inspire you 

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  1. Family Breaks
    Whoever it was that put this place together had children in mind - just look at it. The Mountains of Mourne are like something straight out of a children’s novel. Indeed, they inspired a certain C.S. Lewis to take to his desk and weave his magic in Narnia.
  2. Wellness Weekends
    The famous singer, Van Morrison, once said that in life “there’s always got to be a struggle”. We’re big fans of the great man in these parts, but we like to think you can give your soul a wee rest from time to time.
  3. Walking Holidays
    There are few places on the island better suited to the walker than Visit Mourne. With almost one hundred different mountain peaks, a feast of forest trails and a seemingly endless choice of river, lake and seaside strolls, you’ll need a good strong pair of shoes to tackle everything this place has to offer.
  4. Image of people playing golf at Montalto Estate, Ballynahinch, County Down
    Many of the world’s finest fairways and truest greens are right here under the watchful eye of the Mourne Mountains. They feature some of the most spectacular and scenic golfing challenges in the world and it is not hard to see how some of these courses have inspired the golfing giants of Northern Ireland.
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