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Father's Day Gift Inspiration

We’ve put together some gift inspiration so you can spoil dad this Father's Day.  Whether he’s a foodie, an outdoor enthusiast or he simply likes to relax and unwind, you'll find the perfect gift from Visit Mourne to treat dad this Sunday. 

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    Father's Day Gift Inspiration

    We’ve put together some gift inspiration so you can spoil dad this Father's Day.  Whether he’s a foodie, an outdoor enthusiast or he simply likes to relax and unwind, you'll find the perfect gift from Visit Mourne to treat dad this Sunday. 

  • An image of two children walking along steps outside one of the cottages at Fairy River Glamping while their parents look on.

    Glamorous Glamping in Visit Mourne

    For those who take their outdoor living with a pinch of glamour, Visit Mourne is a little slice of heaven on earth. This wee corner of the world is a glamper’s paradise, and you’ll find there’s no shortage of options for people who want to sleep under the stars while still living a little like them.

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    We are open for business

    Following the government announcement restrictions are starting to ease.  The regulations for the easing of restrictions from 23 and 30 April 2021 have now been published and 24 May 2021 was announced for the reopening of other accommodation and the hospitality sector in Northern Ireland. If you're planning your next staycation or thinking of coming to Visit Mourne for a great day out, here are some suggestions on what's open.

  • A couple looking at a map in a car park in Newcastle, County Down.
    Categories: TravelWalking & Hiking

    Mourne Shuttle Service

    The Mountains of Mourne and the Ring of Gullion are truly majestic. When you come to visit us, we want you to enjoy them as much as we do. We would ask you to be mindful of how and where you park, making sure that the people who live and work in the area can go about their business while you enjoy their locality.

  • A couple walking in the gardens at Montalto Estate in Ballynahinch, County Down.
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    Gorgeous Gardens

    Gardening enthusiasts will love this wee corner of the world. Visit Mourne 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.

  • Image of family lighting a fire on a bushcraft experience at Finnebrogue Woods School of Bushcraft in Downpatrick, County Down.
    Categories: Family FunPlan Your Trip

    Adventure Activities for Teenagers

    Visit Mourne is one giant adventure park and for teens who like to get out and about, it is a great place to challenge yourself. The demand for outdoor pursuits has really taken off over the last few years and this part of the world has responded with an unbelievable array of exciting pursuits and activities. So whether you want to abseil down a mountain, cycle the face of a hill or paddle the rapids of a river, Visit Mourne has it all.

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    A sustainable future is a win for everyone

    The people of Visit Mourne aim to embed the ethos of sustainability throughout the community. In 2019 the region became a Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100, the first region in the UK to do so. Now the region is applying to become a UNESCO Global Geopark - recognition as a place of unique landscape and cultural heritage. Crucial to that recognition is sustainability in tourism around Visit Mourne, and there are many great places who are only too willing to do their bit for the love of the area and its future generations.

  • Family walking along a walking trail at Montalto Estate in Ballynahinch, County Down.
    Categories: Family FunWalking & Hiking

    Family Friendly Walking Trails

    For the family that likes to get out, about and into nature, Visit Mourne is quite possibly one of the top destinations in the world. Not only does the beauty of the diverse natural landscape encourage exploration and inspire wonder, but the normally benign climate and low population density means the air is always clean and fresh. At the end of your walking day, you will always feel great no matter what mountain track or forest trail your kin choose to take.

  • A couple walking into Brunel's Restaurant in Newcastle, County Down.
    Categories: Plan Your TripThings To Do

    Things to do in Newcastle

    Newcastle is one of the loveliest seaside towns in Visit Mourne and, indeed, on the island of Ireland. Its location at the foot of Northern Ireland’s highest peak, Slieve Donard, makes it a great base to explore the area. Whether you’re just here for the day or you decide to stay longer there is plenty to do in and around the area for every kind of visitor.

  • Cranfield Alpacas Experience in Kilkeel County Down

    Visit Mourne Bucket List

    You could spend a lifetime discovering the treasures of Visit Mourne, and of course the people who are lucky enough to live and work here do just that every day. There is so much to enjoy and see in this wee corner of the world that it can be really tough to choose. We thought we might make it a little easier for you with a few must-see and must-do experiences for you while you’re here.

  • Two people horse riding on Murlough Beach in Newcastle, County Down.
    Categories: Things To DoActivities

    Visit Mourne on horseback

    The people of Visit Mourne are known for their love of horses. Many of the local myths and legends feature the majestic animal and their stature and status in society continues to this day. There are several places and several great ways you can take an equestrian adventure of your own while you’re here. So saddle up and get ready to canter.

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