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Newcastle, County Down

Newcastle Town, Central Promenade, Newcastle, Down, BT33 0AA
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Newcastle (An Caisleán Nua) is a seaside resort located in County Down at the foot of the Mountains of Mourne and made famous by the Percy French song "Where the Mountains of Mourne Sweep Down to the Sea".  It has high wild mountain passes and curving sandy beaches. Whether you have packed the kids’ bucket and spade or a pair of stout hiking boots, Newcastle will bring you the holiday of a lifetime. Natural environment and stunning scenery are not the only features of Newcastle. The town has been redeveloped and refurbished. It has so much to offer its visitors, whether for specialist activity or for all round family holidays, Newcastle is renowned for the variety of visitor accommodation from family run guesthouses and bed and breakfasts to top class hotels and high quality self-catering properties.

The Promenade, with its exposed concrete aggregate finish and stainless steel railings, provides visitors with a traffic free zone.                                               

The magnificent Royal County Down Golf Club is the jewel in Newcastle's crown, rated as one of the best golf courses in the world. Many of the world’s greatest golfers have paid tribute to the quality and challenge it presents. 

The Mountains of Mourne are rightly world famous. Majestic magnificence contrasts with the blue sea, rocky inlets and beaches around their foothills.

Newcastle is certainly a resort which caters for the demands of children. Castle Park, Island’s Park and Down’s Road Play Park offer a multitude of fun and games.

Whether its hill walking or pony trekking, scenic drives or pleasant country walks, you’ll be captivated by the sheer magic of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The town is close to Donard Forest, where there is access to climb Slieve Donard, Northern Ireland's highest mountain.  Tollymore Forest Park and Murlough National Nature reserve are on the outskirts of the town.  The town has a wide selection of coffee shops, restaurants and bars together with a number of independently owned local shops.


What County is Newcastle in?

Newcastle is in County Down (Co. Down) in Northern Ireland. 




  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
  • Shopmobility
  • Toilets for disabled visitors

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Children's play area
  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Accommodation nearby
  • Self guided walks/cycle rides
  • Toilets
  • Visitor information

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycle hire
  • Outdoor activities

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Frequent bus services
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Station nearby

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

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  • Coastal

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  1. The Mourne Coastal Route has a few start off points from the County Down coastline,…

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  2. The High Mournes Scenic Loop delves into the very heart of the famous Mourne Mountains…

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  3. Newcastle's Parks consist of outdoor facilities at the Castle and Island parks. Castle…

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  1. The Shimna River is a river in County Down, Northern Ireland. It rises on the slopes of…

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  2. The Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is located in the south-east corner of…

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  3. The Mourne Wall is 22 miles long and consists of natural granite stone which was…

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  4. Donard park is a beautiful park located in the lovely town of Newcastle County Down, next…

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  5. Newcastle Beach is a popular seaside resort and tourist destination located on the South…

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  6. Newcastle is a small drying harbour with fixed fore/aft moorings and consists of two…

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  7. Maghera Church and Round Tower is of major historical importance and is among many…

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  8. This 5 mile stretch of golden sands is still the essence of the resort and is hugely…

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  9. Tollymore Forest Park has panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the sea at…

    2.23 miles away
  10. Murlough National Nature Reserve is a fragile 6000 year old sand dune system owned by the…

    2.54 miles away
  11. The Maize Maze is the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland. A massive 6 acre field of…

    3.17 miles away
  12. Set in spectacular surroundings overlooking Dundrum inner Bay these fine Georgian…

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  13. A small car park for visitors is located off the Drumnaquoile Road and an extensive…

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From Belfast follow the A24 through Clough to Newcastle 

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