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  • Tree lined Avenue Castle Ward
    Categories: WalkingadventurefamilyFunActivity

    Autumnal Walking Trails in Mourne Gullion Strangford

    Autumn is approaching and it is the greatest season to get outdoors, the nights are getting darker, the chill and mist is in the air and the foliage is changing from green to gold, amber and russet. So, put on your cosy sweaters, go outside and enjoy the satisfying crunch of the fallen leaves beneath your feet!  

  • Wake the Giant Giant on Motorbike
    Categories: EventsadventurefamilyFunfood and drink

    Fionn Rocks the Lough - Wake The Giant Festival, Warrenpoint, County Down

    Fionn Rocks the Lough for the Return of Wake the Giant

    Fionn mac Cumhaill, the towering centrepiece of the eagerly anticipated Wake the Giant festival, will make a spectacular return to Warrenpoint again this year.  Taking place on 19 and 20 August, the legendary giant Fionn will rise from the depths of Carlingford Lough to overlook a weekend of music and storytelling amidst a bustling festival atmosphere.

  • Game of throne location at Inch Abbey, Downpatrick
    Categories: adventurefamilyFunOutdoorsHistory

    TV and Film Locations

    Isn’t it great to get home after a hard day’s work and switch on the telly to lose yourself in a great series or movie?  Well, how about a series or movie which is based in the beautiful area of Mourne, Gullion and Strangford?  It is a well-known fact that the series Game of Thrones® has used many locations in our area such as Tollymore Forest Park, Castle Ward and Inch Abbey, however, there are a few more places to be added to the list so kick your shoes off and relax while we flick through some of our programmes that have been based in and around our wonderful area of outstanding beauty. 

  • Down Cathedral Aerial Photo
    Categories: adventurefamilyFunOutdoorsHistory

    Tour Guides in Mourne, Gullion and Strangford

    The Mourne Mountains, Ring of Gullion and Strangford areas are world famous for their outstanding scenery, history and walks. One of the best ways to experience the magic and majesty is with one of our qualified Tour Guides.

    Special subjects include: Mourne Mountains, Saint Patrick's Country, Ring of Gullion, Strangford Lough, Local History, Granite Industry, Food & Drink.

  • Alpacas in Pen
    Categories: adventurefamilyFunOutdoors

    Animal Antics

    Love all things animal?  Enjoy some four-legged fun and “pawesome” visitor attractions throughout Mourne, Strangford and Gullion.

  • Fishing in the lough
    Categories: FishingadventurefamilyFunOutdoors

    Fishing in the Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion

    Anglers get your bait, flies and hooks at the ready and plan your perfect fishing trip. We are spoilt for choice here in the Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion for fishing destinations. Our beautiful region is abundant in peaceful lakes, challenging rivers and wonderful coastal areas, perfect for your ideal fishing trip, whether it is coarse, game, or even sea fishing in beautiful fishing villages with plenty of history and impressive trawlers! We are here to tell you all about the best fishing spots in the area.

  • Dog running on beach
    Categories: adventurefamilyFunOutdoors

    Beaches in Mourne, Gullion and Strangford

    Buckets and spades at the ready, leave it to us to find you the best beaches to build your sandcastle on!

    It looks like summer has arrived and long may it last!  There’s nothing like a long day out at the beach with your family or friends.  So, socks off and try dipping your toes into the cool blue waters of one of our many beaches listed below.

    We have 3 beaches in our area that have once again been awarded Blue Flag status this year and that is something to be very proud of!  The categories that need to be met for Blue Flag standards are water quality, safety and public environmental education. 

  • Newcastle Artisan Market
    Categories: Eventsfamily

    Your Local Artisan Markets

    The Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion is full of talented craftspeople and local producers of food and drink. Plan your perfect day out and make the trip to experience local crafts, produce and culture by attending all our region’s brilliant artisan markets and meet the local craftspeople and artisans yourself. It is a wonderful way to support small businesses and a splendid day out for you and all the family.

  • Cycling Tollymore Forest Park
    Categories: cyclingadventurefamilyFunActivity

    Cycling Trails in Mourne, Gullion and Strangford

    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!

  • St Patrick's Pilgrim Tour Inch Abbey, Downpatrick
    Categories: adventurefamilyFunOutdoorsHistory

    Historical Heritage Trails

    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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