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Spend time surrounded by Autumnal colours in the landscape

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  1. The wealth of gardens at Montalto Estate are a joy to visit any time of the year.
  2. Arts, Culture & Heritage
    We have a rich tradition of the Arts in Northern Ireland and it burns fervently in the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion. Our region is filled with monolithic structures, crumbling ruins of castles of old, ravaged monasteries and world-class museums.
  3. 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.

  4. Museums
    The Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion has a rich and varied history dating back several thousand years. From Neolithic sites, all the way up to the 20th century, our museums and heritage sites tell the story of local people’s lives over the centuries.
  5. Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark
    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.
  6. Historic houses and Castles
    For centuries, people have set up their homes in the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion to enjoy the cool mountain air and seaside views. These days, our landscape is dotted with heritage buildings, country manors, castles and historic churches.
  7. Heritage Trails
    The Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion’s walking trails are steeped in the historical and cultural heritage of Northern Ireland. As you ramble through the local countryside, you can take a step back in time and immerse yourself in the culture of local residents across the ages.
  8. St Patrick's Pilgrim Tour Inch Abbey, Downpatrick

    The Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion is home to a variety of amazing heritage trails which are well worth exploring.  The trails will take you to historical monuments and give you a chance to explore the rich and beautiful local landscape. Take time and enjoy the locations and beautiful scenery in our UNESCO Global Geopark.

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Spend time exploring our hidden heritage

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  1. Surround yourself with natural beauty
    Spend time explore the natural beauty of Mourne Mountains, Ring of Gullion and Strangford Lough. Home to some of the most breathtaking views and interesting country walks in Northern Ireland.
  2. Awaken another giant tradition
    There are many ways create memories that will last a lifetime. It might not seem like there is enough time in the day so here are some readymade experiences waiting for you to explore.
  3. An epic ride ... is just up the road
    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!
  4. Spend time on the fairways
    Spend time playing golf in County Down, along our stunning coastline, on some of the most scenic golf courses in the world. Follow in the footsteps of all time greats on challenging greens and fairways.
  5. Savour the Flavour this Spring
    Take time to savour the flavour this Autumn in the heartland of fresh produce. Our rolling pastures sweep down to an abundant coastline. The freshest ingredients picked especially for you.
  6. Follow in the Footsteps of Saints and Stories
    Links to Saint Patrick and other saints and stories are many in Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion. Spend time following in the footsteps of pilgrim's or join the experts as you walk Saint Patrick's Way.
  7. 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.
  8. What's On
    There’s very rarely a dull moment in Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion. 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, through tracks, trails and windy bends.
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