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Donard Park

Central Promenade, Central Promenade, Newcastle, County Down, BT33 0EU
Donard Forest Newcastle

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Donard park is a beautiful park located in the lovely town of Newcastle County Down, next to the Glen River, a short walk away from the Central Promenade. Donard park is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike. It offers views of stunning natural beauty, the local playing fields, carparking, electric car charging points and, if you are looking for a peaceful spot to sit and relax, take a seat at the picnic area and grab a bite to eat before you start your walks up into the Donard Forest area!

Donard Forest was planted in 1927, it lies at the foot of the Mourne Mountains and is a must visit destination, it is rich in lush greenery and a diverse amount of flora & fauna, home to the Holly Blue Butterfly, it also has a large variety of impressive trees including monkey puzzle and giant red wood. A desirable area in the forest is The Glen River Bridge, it features a picturesque viewpoint for the many cascades and impressive waterfalls. Donard Park provides easy access and parking to the start of the exhilarating Slieve Donard Mountain summit bringing hikers and nature lovers from all over the world to experience an unforgettable day. It also features some leisurely walks through the wooded area suitable for a family friendly walk.


Establishment Features

  • Accommodation nearby
  • Family Fun

Leisure Facilities

  • Outdoor activities

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach parking

Provider Preferences

  • Forest Location
  • Outdoor Attraction

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Located in the Centre of Newcastle Co Down.  Within walking distance of the town.

Public Transport Directions

Easily accessed by foot.  Car parking spaces available.

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