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Take Your Breath Away with our Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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  1. Group on a guided walk in the Mourne Mountains
    Mourne is home to some of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world. The Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is at the heart of this. From majestic mountains, to sweeping coastal views, the Mournes area is one of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in Northern Ireland.
  2. Visitor reading informational signage about Slieve Gullion
    The Ring of Gullion Area of Natural Beauty offers contrasting landscapes, diverse landscapes, rich culture and history, and countless opportunities to fall in love with the great outdoors.
  3. 2 cyclists enjoying the scenery at the slip of Strangford Lough Ferry.
    This area hosts three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Strangford and Lecale is named in part for Strangford Lough, but it also offers forested walks, opulent country gardens and beaches.
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  1. 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.
  2. Walking trails at Tollymore Forest Park
    Visit Mourne is home to expansive woodlands and dedicated parks. Whether you want to escape to the forest, or spend a fun family day out in one of our many adventure play parks, you’ll be well catered for in Down and Armagh.
  3. Rural Countryside in The Mournes
    The Mourne area is synonymous with the peaks and valleys of the Mourne Mountains. Whether you’re a seasoned mountaineer, or you want a fun family day out against the backdrop of the mountains, there is something for everyone amidst the Mountains of Mourne.
  4. Couple walking with their dog along the sand dunes of Murlough Bay Beach
    Visit Mourne is famous as the land where the mountains sweep down to the sea. Our rugged coastline is home to sweeping views, pristine sands, and the fresh sea air. Towns and villages along the coastline offer a warm welcome to sea lovers from around the world.
  5. Replica high cross set in the foyer at the St Patrick Centre, Downpatrick.
    Visit Mourne is the home of Ireland’s most famous son, Saint Patrick. Patrick spent his adult life preaching around Ireland, based largely in County Down. Follow in Patrick’s footsteps, and learn about the Ireland he inhabited all the way back in the 5th century.
  6. Couple sitting along the banks of Newy Canal eading a guide book
    From bustling urban life, to quiet rural escapes, the Visit Mourne region offers a wide variety of experiences. Our mountains and forests are the setting for towns, villages, beaches and lakes, with each area offering its own unique character.
  7. The Fairy Glen is a picturesque riverside walk with the Kilbroney River meandering through a copse of trees.
    Visit Mourne’s urban centres and rural townlands are spread throughout our mountains, forests and lakes. From bustling economic hubs to quiet rural escapes, our towns and villages are steeped in history, culture and heritage.
  8. Walkers reading some maps at Saint Patrick Centre gift shop, Downpatrick
    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.
  9. 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.

  10. A group of young women enjoying the rooftop spa facilities at Canal Court Hotel & Spa in Newry.

    Since it’s just a short hop from the south of the island, Newry City has always been a busy centre of activity. Our region's only city may be small in size, but as a regional centre it has plenty of 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.

  11. Family Time Shaped Around Strangford Lough
    Family stories are shaped around Strangford Lough. When it comes to eating, drinking, travelling and experiencing, here, we embrace a slower pace. Away from the crowds, carve your path back to nature and create your family’s staycation stories in this unique part of the world.
  12. 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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