Holiday Tourist Sites
Newry & Mourne www.newryandmourne.gov.uk
G.P.S. Location IJ 18685 19057
Phone: (00353) 4785951
Mobile (00353) 872646415
Kilbroney Forest Park Rostrevor: nearby is a vast expanse of scenic woodland and Public Park providing riverside walks, football pitches, Tennis Courts, barbecue facilities, picnic and children’s play area with restaurant.
Mourne Bikes, Rostrevor - www.mournebikes.com firstname.lastname@example.org. Skills Sessions - Bike Hire - Guded Rides.
Carlingford Lough: George Bernard Shaw summed it up well in declaring Carlingford Bay as "more beautiful than the Bay of Naples and nature has smiled kindly on it"
Cranfield Bay: (6 miles East. A2) - nearest sandy beach - blue flag quality – suitable for swimming and all other water activities.
Silent Valley Reservoir: (15 miles North) - Harnessed as a reservoir to capture the sparkling waters cascading from the surrounding Mournes and supplying domestic water to Belfast. The valley features a three-mile scenic trek to enable access to the spectacular Dam and Mourne Wall. Public entry is by foot or shuttle bus.
Castlewellan Forest Park: (22 miles away) - Nature walking, fishing, canoeing, Maze.
Downpatrick & Co Down Railway: (34 miles away) – 3km of track – the only full size railway museum operating steam and diesel locomotives.
Down Co Museum - Located in the restored Old County Jail of Down. Relates the Rebellion of 1798 (United Irishmen) Many were imprisoned and hanged there – the most renowned being Russell – “the man from God knows where”
Armagh Planetarium: (28 miles away) World famous astronomical forum.
Armagh Cathedrals: Both deserve a visit to experience their history, design and architecture. Built among the seven hills, each is the seat of Arch Bishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland for their respective Catholic and Church of Ireland faiths. Just inside the door of the Protestant Cathedral the visitor can view the resting place of Brian Boru, the last High King of Ireland. “it bears in the heart of its bosom the ashes of Brian Boru”