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Magical Mashup and Wacky Wardrobe of Wonder event on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October 2021 from 11am - 4pm.  Pre-booking is essential.

A Magical Mashup – calling the little people for help this Halloween!

Dust off your Halloween costume if you have one and bring all the little people as we need your help on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October.  The Walled Garden in Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh and The Narnia Trail in Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor have been taken captive by a host of magical characters and strange happenings.

  • A picture of Killeavy Castle Estate Spa.

    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.

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

    Things to do in Downpatrick

    The spiritual centre of Visit Mourne, 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.

  • Family cycling along Castle Ward cycle trail along Strangford Lough.
    Categories: Things To DoGame of Thrones

    Things to do in Strangford and Lecale

    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 Visit Mourne.

  • A couple standing looking out at the Mourne Mountains in County Down.

    Top tips for walking in the mountains of Visit Mourne

    The Mountains of Mourne and the Ring of Gullion are truly majestic. The views from their many peaks out across valleys, plains and seas are amongst the most spectacular in the world. When you come to visit us, we want you to enjoy them as much as we do and there are a few things we would like you to keep in mind before you take them on.

  • A group of young women enjoying the rooftop spa facilities at Canal Court Hotel & Spa in Newry.
    Categories: Things To DoShopping

    Things to do in Newry

    Since it’s just a short hop from the south of the island, Newry has always been a busy and bustling centre of activity. Visit Mourne’s only city may be small in size, but as a regional centre it’s bursting with things to offer everyone with the added advantage of being really close to the Ring of Gullion, Carlingford Lough and beautiful surrounding countryside and beaches.

  • A couple enjoying tea and cake at Carrick Cottage Cafe in Annalong, County Down.
    Categories: Food & Drink

    Always time for afternoon tea in Visit Mourne

    The Northern Irish are among the biggest tea drinkers in the world and there’s nothing better than a nice cuppa after a day out in Visit Mourne. We are still big fans of the age-old afternoon tea tradition around here and there are plenty of places that do it with style, fanfare and lots and lots of sweet and savoury treats.

  • Couple walking through the forest on an Xhale The Sound of Silence experience.

    Mindful walks in Visit Mourne

    Visit Mourne is a paradise for walkers. For those who treat it like an Olympic sport there are of course an abundance of challenging treks over mountains and calf-stretching trails through endless forests. If, however, you prefer to take your time and smell the roses, then there are plenty of places you can do that too.

  • Woman petting a dog beside her table in Carrick Cottage Cafe in Annalong, County Down.
    Categories: Pet FriendlyFood & Drink

    Dog Friendly Places to Eat

    Nobody wants to leave pooch behind when they go on holiday. Let’s face it, the hound is the cornerstone of many families and without your canine companion a trip away just isn’t the same. Luckily, Visit Mourne has plenty of places where both you and your best friend can sit happily indoors and enjoy a break from the great outdoors.

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