A region that boasts magnificent mountain views, dramatic coastlines, rivers, islands and access to the sea - County Down might be just the ticket for your next vacation. This region encases the southernmost and easternmost points of Northern Ireland where you will find Down Cathedral, Castlewellan’s Peace Maze, and learn about the incredible history of St. Patrick.
Whether you’re looking for luxury accommodations at a resort, prefer a room in a guest house or lodge, or simply want a room in a hostel or a place to camp, you will find your perfect place to stay in this region. Here you can golf at a nationally acclaimed course, trek along the 92 mile St. Patrick’s Trail, or traverse the Mourne Mountain trails.
From 5 star resorts with amazing spas to self-catering townhouses there is a place in County Down that has your name on it. Please note that some rental classifications are on a 1-4 star rating system while others are the typical 1-5 star ratings. For the traveler who wants something different, there are rooms in castles and lighthouses. You can further break down your selection to rooms in a farm house or an historical home. Outdoor types might lean towards camping or glamping. County Down has a marvelous selection of diverse accommodations.
Kids will love the Polar Express at Christmas and will enjoy making their way to the center of the Peace Maze to ring the bell. Adults will find the views of the Mourne Mountains and the sea enchanting. This region was the inspiration for C.S. Lewis when he wrote about the Land of Narnia in his book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. History buffs will appreciate the significance of St. Patrick’s Trail which will take you from the place where St. Patrick began his mission to the area which is considered to be his final resting place.
There are two types of currency used in Ireland. Determine where you will stay and what areas you will visit so you will be prepared. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted all over Ireland.
For travelers on a limited budget, hostels offer single, double, triple and quad rooms as well as family studios. Some of the hostels offer group rates and meals by prior arrangement.
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Kilkeel village is a beautiful town with lots of very good charity shops, coffee shops, and everything you need for a good holiday. It's also very close to the countryside if you want to go for a walk -- and Mournes the town is set in the backdrop of the Mournes and it's very beautiful.
Newcastle is a great night out, shame it's so far away from everywhere!