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Co. Down, Northern Ireland
On of the best in Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales. Tollymore's river dashes over cascades and Castlewellan's large lake provides pleasure boating and angling. Each forest park has a cafe, exhibition hall and well equipped caravan and camp sites.
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Saintfield, Co Down, BT24 7LH, Northern Ireland
A real plantsman's garden. Rowallane is renowned for its peaceful intimate character and was established in the 1860s by the Rev. John Moore, then carried on by his plant-collecting nephew in the early 1900s. Rowallanes 21 hectares of natural g...
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Strangford, Downpatrick, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
The showplace of the lough (Neagh) shore: a magnificent Georgian mansion (one facade classical, the other Strawberry Hill gothic) filled with works of art and period pieces. There is an ornamental lake with wildfowl, a temple and a lovely demesne (Nationa
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Castle Ward, Strangford, Downpatrick, Co Down, BT30 7LS, Northern Ireland
The Trust's Wildlife Scheme that centres around the great open waters of Stranford Lough manages and provides access to 14,700 acres of foreshore and seabed. This includes fifty island, woodland, wetlands, saltmarsh and agricultural fields. The s...
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The Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards, Co Down, BT23 4DB, Northern Ireland
A year round arts venue with exhibitions by local and international, contemporary artists. A performing arts programme of monthly music, drama and dance events and ongoing series of art classes for adults and children. Adult evening art classes: M...
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Lower Market Street, Downpatrick, Co Down, Northern Ireland
Highly commended within the Information & Communication Category at The Northern Ireland Tourism Awards Ceremony (2004)Telling the story of Ireland's patron saint through a dynamic and informative exhibition. Housed in an amazing new building ...
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233 Bangor Road, Newtownards, Co Down, BT23 7PH, Northern Ireland
The centre examines Ireland's role in the WWI with special reference to the cross-community involvement in the 3 local volunteer Divisions. Guided tours bring the visitor back in time...
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Hillsborough Tourist Information Centre, The Courthouse, The Square, Hillsborough, BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
A former Market House, the 18th century Georgian style Courthouse is situated amongst a range of Georgian town houses in the square. Closed as a court in 1987, the court-room and building is now home to an exhibition which answers such questions a...
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Portaferry Road, Newtownards, Co Down, BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
Boyhood home of Robert Stewart, Lord Castlereagh. Still Room has ovens and copperware. Gardens are among the finest in Europe, with an unrivalled collection of plants, colourful parterres, and vistas. Temple of the Winds overlooks Strangford Lough.
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Co. Down, Northern Ireland
Near Downpatrick, ruined is a Norman foundation beautifully situated on the edge of the Quoile river. Quoile Pondage, where the river joins Strangford Lough, is a freshwater nature reserve with a visitor centre next to the 17th century ruined castle.
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Strangford Lough, Co Down, Northern Ireland
Visitor guide to historic buildings in this area of County Down: brief descriptions and some photographs.
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