County Down


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County Down : activities and sites to visit

The Saint Patrick Centre

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The museum that presents the life and work of Saint Patrick in all its details! Between historical facts and legends, the museum is interactive and modern!

Silent Valley

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A pretty Irish valley, situated in the hollow of the Mourne Mountains.

Tollymore Forest Park

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The Tollymore Forest Park is a forest park in Northern Ireland, which was used for some scenes in the...

Castle Ward

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A site that was used as a filming location for the "Game of Thrones" series. A real landmark for the fans!

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

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Want to go back in time? Then why not visit the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, a folklore park...

Ballynoe Stone Circle

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There are 50 upright megaliths forming a large circle more than 110 meters in diameter...

Mourne Mountains

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Dark, magnificent and imposing mountains, crossed by dry stone walls. A paradise for hikers!

Down Cathedral

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The Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, is a rather special church: it is said to be the place...

Inch Abbey

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One never tires of the beauty of its gothic ruins! Another magnificent treasure from the Irish past! To discover absolutely!

Mount Stewart

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Mount Stwart is an impressive 19th century manor house, located in County Down in Northern Ireland. Located near the...

Murlough National Nature Reserve

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A nature reserve, famous for its incomparably rich fauna and flora!

Clearsky Adventure Centre

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Based less than 40 minutes from Belfast, the Clearsky Adventure Centre is a sort of mini amusement park, set...






What to expect?

Welcome to Northern Ireland! County Down (Contae An Dúin in Gaelic) is one of the 6 northern counties that belong to the province of Ulster. With the Irish Sea to the east, County Down is a beautiful area, rich in archaeological remains and places to visit!

From prehistoric stone circles to ruined castles, don’t hesitate to explore County Down, whether it’s on the country side or the village side! There are plenty of places of interest to visit, and they are well worth the detour! Don’t miss the capital of the county : Downpatrick. This picturesque little village is home to the tomb of St. Patrick, the patron saint of the Irish, who helped to evangelize Ireland in the 5th century!