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Giant adventures await 

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  1. Giant Experiences
    Visit Mourne is full to the brim with exciting experiences. Whether you’re planning your next family break or your latest solo adventure, our forests, mountains, and shores are home to some of the most unique day trips, excursions and experiences around.
  2. Walkers enjoying a walk in the Mournes
    Visit Mourne is the perfect destination for walking and hiking. Whether you’re an occasional rambler or a seasoned adventurer, the trails are the perfect way to experience the unparalleled natural beauty of Counties Down and Armagh.
  3. Cycling & Mountain Biking
    With so much space and relatively little road traffic, Visit Mourne is the perfect place for all levels of cyclists and mountain bikers. Even if you don’t feel like bringing your own bike, there are plenty of places you can hire them out and set off exploring.
  4. Outdoor & Leisure
    Visit Mourne is home to striking scenery, unique flora and fauna, and some of the best outdoor activities. If you like the wind in your hair and the sun on your face, we have plenty of fun ways to enjoy being in nature and to appreciate our incredible landscape.
  5. People stand up paddleboarding at Skiffie Festival
    The Irish Sea at Visit Mourne is fed by loughs, streams and rivers. As well as being picturesque, this makes the region paradise for lovers of aquatic fun. Whether you’re an experienced expert, or you want to try your hand at something new, our waterways have something to offer everyone.
  6. Family Fun Things To Do
    Visitors of all ages adore Visit Mourne’s mountains, waterways and historical towns. Whether you have teens or toddlers, we have a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities for all the family.
  7. Arts, Culture & Heritage
    We have a rich tradition of the Arts in Northern Ireland and it burns fervently in Visit Mourne. Our region is filled with monolithic structures, crumbling ruins of castles of old, ravaged monasteries and world-class museums.
  8. Walker shopping at the St Patrick's Centre, Downpatrick
    Visit Mourne is paradise for shoppers. Our city and towns are havens for lovers of a bit of retail therapy. Whether you’re after major brands or independent local boutiques, Visit Mourne has just what you’re looking for.
  9. Music & Nightlife
    Visit Mourne is fertile ground for talented musicians, actors, comedians and just about any other kind of performer you can imagine. Whether it’s an intimate local gig, or a sold out show from an international superstar, you’ll find what you’re looking for with Visit Mourne.
  10. Golfers on the tee of Royal County Down Golf Course on a gorgeous sunny day with the Mournes behind.
    Punching well above our weight, Northern Ireland has produced some of the best golfers in the world. Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, and Darren Clark have all experienced the incredible courses Visit Mourne has to offer. Come test out your irons on some of the best courses in the world.
  11. Game of Thrones characters at Audley's Field, ruins of 15th Centuary Audley's Castle as dusk settles with Strangford Lough in the background
    In the past years, Visit Mourne has become an international hub for TV and film. Massive shows like Game of Thrones® and Vikings have set up shop among our majestic landscapes and architectural heritage. Wander our lands and act out scenes from your favourite shows.
  12. Cranfield Alpacas Experience in Kilkeel County Down

    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.

    17 Apr 2021
Explore our great outdoors

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  1. Standing atop the sand dunes on Tyrella Beach overlooking the bay to the Mourne Mountains
    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.
  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. The entrance to Castlewellan Arboretum Gardens at Castlewellan Forest Park.
    Visit Mourne is home to some of the most diverse and best-preserved wildlife populations in Ireland. Our varied landscapes and committed conservationists help to ensure that our natural environment is protected for generations to come.
  4. Couple hiking the Mourne Mountains and enjoying the landscape
    Without a doubt, this region has some of the most unique history and geography in the world. As an aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark, our region has breathtaking backdrops and unique natural spaces. With three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to explore, you’ll be spoilt for choice and will have plenty of opportunities to delve into the fascinating geological heritage of the area and how it forms the bedrock for the world’s best myths, legends and cultural treats.
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