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  1. Mourne Gullion Strangford Outdoor Spring Festival
    Get outdoors this spring with the Mourne Gullion Strangford Outdoor Spring Festival 2024.
  2. Weekly What's On
    From family fun, fabulous festivals and vivacious events, let us help you plan your trip with out weekly guide to What's On.
  3. What's On April
    What's on April
  4. Accommodation
    Sleep in towering castles, in quaint cottages, or camp under the stars. The Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion 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.
  5. Spring Lambs at Fort Evergreen, Warrenpoint

    With Spring approaching in the beautiful regions of Mourne, Gullion and Strangford you can expect gardens, parks and mountains bursting with colourful flowers. April is a lovely time of year to visit our area.

    Hopefully, with some warm spring sunshine on the way, you can enjoy a pleasant walk on the beaches or appreciate an outside view while sipping on a coffee or enjoying a pint out in one of the many beer gardens.

  6. Plan your Trip
    Luckily for visitors, the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion has lots for you to see. Planning ahead can make your visit to our region that little bit easier. We can give you the best advice, maps, and guides to help you get the most out of your trip.
  7. Offers
    We love to welcome visitors and, with plenty of options and places to stay, Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion has bargains galore. Let us share them with you and help you find a great offer on your dream visit.
  8. Blog
    Check out the Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion blog for the tops things to do in Mourne Gullion and Strangford and the latest on what's on this week.
  9. Family enjoying cycling along the mountain bike trails through Castlewellan Forest Park.
    One of Northern Ireland's most famous lakes, a stunning Victorian Castle, incredible panoramic views, scenic walking trails, 27km of Mountain Bike Trails, Nature Play perfect for the kids, an onsite multi-activity centre, hedge maze and equestrian centre, Castlewellan Forest Park boasts all of this and more making it a must-visit for all ages.
  10. A family enjoying a train ride on the miniature railway at Delamont Country Park.
    Situated on the shores of Strangford Lough, just outside Killyleagh, Delamont Country Park is full of surprises. The park is the home of the Strangford Stone, which at ten metres high is the tallest monolith in Ireland. For kids, there’s the Outdoor Adventure Playground, while the whole family will love the Steamers Cafe and Miniature Railway.
  11. A family entering the Narnia Trail at Kilbroney Park.
    On northern shore of Carlingford Lough, a wonderful escape for all the family no matter their different ages and stages. The offering on just this one site makes it something of a unique family destination and its location close to both Belfast and Dublin means it’s really easy to get to.
  12. Fionn's Giant Adventure
    Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Meigh is a must see place to visit! With tranquil woodland trails, stunning views across the Ring of Gullion to the Mourne Mountains, Cooley Peninsula and Armagh Drumlins, and adventure playpark, Fairy Walk and the Fionn's Giant Adventure.
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  1. Family cycling along Castle Ward cycle trail along Strangford Lough.

    It’s all about the sea around Strangford and Lecale. An area of outstanding natural beauty, stunning views and of special scientific interest, this part of the world is a real winner for those who like their life outdoors. Whether you want to take a boat across the lough, put on your boots and trek around its shores or immerse yourself in the world of Game of Thrones® you’ll find it all in this beautiful part of our area.

  2. A group of people walking near to Saul Church on the St. Patrick's Pilgrim Walk experience in Downpatrick, County Down.

    The spiritual centre of our area, Downpatrick is a beautiful and historic town built on the rolling drumlins of Lecale. One of the oldest towns on the island of Ireland, it has a long association with Saint Patrick who spent much of his time in and around the area and died here in the early 5th Century. His legacy remains and whether you come here on pilgrimage or just to simply say hello, there is a unique atmosphere in this small town that you won’t find anywhere else.

  3. Things to do Nearby
    No matter how long your visit, there’s so much to see and do in Castlewellan.
  4. Cycling Tollymore Forest Park

    Cycling has always been a favourite way to get out and about to explore our beautiful region and with so many activity centres available to hire a bike for the day, you don’t even need to have your own wheels!  Have a look at the cycling routes we have laid out for you and get on your bike!

  5. A couple walking in the gardens at Montalto Estate in Ballynahinch, County Down.

    Gardening enthusiasts will love this wee corner of the world. The Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion is already something of a paradise to begin with, but over the years its spectacular charm has inspired green fingered pioneers who have worked with the landscape to carve out some sparkling displays of colour and beauty.

  6. Walking Holidays
    There are few places on the island better suited to the walker than the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion. 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.
  7. Visitor reading informational signage about Slieve Gullion
    Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark has breathtaking backdrops and unique natural spaces. With three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to explore including the Mourne Mountains, Ring of Gullion and Strangford Lough. You’ll be spoilt for choice and will have plenty of opportunities to delve into the fascinating geological heritage of the area.
  8. Hiking in the Mournes

    There are so many things to see and do in Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion, that it was hard narrowing it down to just ten. We have complied a list of reasons to visit this unique and picturesque area and if it doesn't persuade you to visit Mourne, Gullion, Strangford this year, I don't know what will!

  9. Children playing in Slieve Gullion Forest Park, County Armagh.

    Everyone knows that the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion area is really just one giant adventure park. There are surely few better places on earth for outdoor fun and your kids are sure to love it here. Should it rain, and that can happen on occasion in these parts, there are plenty of budget-friendly things to do indoors too.

  10. Live musicians and singer in Denvir's Coaching Inn, Downpatrick

    If you value a well poured pint, local craft beer, tasty wine or cocktails then we here in Mourne Gullion Strangford can point you in the right direction. Here's our suggestions for some bars and pubs that offer a delicious drink, mixed with plenty of craic.

  11. Mourne Mountains

    Northern Ireland is home to the beautiful Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion, located in the Mourne Gullion Strangford Gepark,  it offers a stunning range of Mountain peaks.

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