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Newry Walking Tour

Outside Canal Court Hotel, Merchant's Quay, Newry, County Down, BT35 8HF
A view of the outside of Newry Town Hall


Newry sits between two areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty- the Mourne Mountains & the Ring of Gullion!

The city has a rich history and local rock - granodiorite, that is 400 million years old!

From the legend that St. Patrick planted a 'Yew Tree at the head of the Strand', from which Newry gets its name, through to Sir Nicholas Bagenal who was granted land here in 1552. The iconic 1742 canal running bringing commercial success for over 100 years, to the city's rejuvenation in recent years, despite The Troubles.

Start your walking tour of Newry outside the Canal Court Hotel on Merchants Quay. The tour will last approx 1 hr 15mins, and finish at The Canal Court Hotel. Look at the 400 million year old local rocks which helped to build the great Cathedral, hear of the family who helped Newry to prosper, & take in the rich history of this unique city.

The route will be mostly flat, with some steps, and roads to cross. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear to allow for cobbled paths & our unpredicatable Northern Ireland weather.


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Adult£6.00 per ticket
Child£3.00 per ticket
Family£18.00 per ticket

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