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About County Down

Down

Escape into St Patrick Country for a holiday to remember

Take a glimpse into the fascinating life of Saint Patrick with a trip to scenic County Down.

With a history that covers over 7,000 years, Down is blessed with a wealth of heritage sites, but the most famous of all is Downpatrick, where Ireland’s patron saint is reputed to be buried.

County Down is a picturesque spot filled mostly with low, rolling hills that contrast spectacularly with the rugged Mountains of Mourne and Slieve Donnard, which rise dramatically to a height of 848 metres.

Strangford Lough, meanwhile, is an abundant nature reserve with seals, geese, terns and wildfowl nestling amidst its peaceful shores.

Travelling to Down

By Plane

The two airports at Belfast are the closest airports to County Down

By Boat

The nearest ferryports to Co Down are located at Larne and Belfast.

By Bus

Ulsterbus provide daily services to County Down from Belfast and surrounding counties. For more information visit www.ulsterbus.co.uk.

By Train

N.I. Railways serve the Bangor line daily from Belfast's Central station. There are also connections from Bangor for the rail services to Dublin

Whats to See and Do in Down

Crawfordsburn Country Park is situated on the southern shores of Belfast Lough. It is full of variety, featuring 3.5.km...
Ruined Cistercian abbey founded in 1193 by Affreca, wife of John de Courcy. Beautiful parkland setting and medieval...
Adventure activities for families, groups and individuals. We offer over a dozen activities, as well as equipment hire...
Mount Pleasant is one of Ireland’s leading riding and trekking centre in the heart of County Down.

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