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Places to Visit in Down

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Kingdom of Mourne Festival

Kilkeel, Co Down, Northern Ireland
Includes programme, photos and contact information.
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Mount Stewart House And Gardens

Mount Stewart House And GardensPortaferry 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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Inch Abbey

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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The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Holywood, Co Down, Northern Ireland
The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, voted Irish Museum of the Year, illustrates the way of life and the traditions of the people of the north of Ireland.
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The National Arboretum at Castlewellan

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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Rowallane Garden

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 1860’s by the Rev. John Moore, then carried on by his plant-collecting nephew in the early 1900’s. Rowallane’s 21 hectares of natural g...
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Castle Ward

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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Strangford Lough Wildlife Centre

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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Dundonald Old Mill

231 Old Belfast Road, Dundonald, County Down, BT16 0UE, Northern Ireland
The 300 year old building is constructed in sandstone with exposed timber beams and floors. The building excudes an old world charm creating and informal and relaxed ambience. One of the main features of the Old Mill is that it boasts the largest Wat...
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Ards Arts Centre

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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Seaforde Gardens

Seaforde, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, BT30 8PG
Walled gardens and tropical butterfly house offering the perfect day out for the family. Enjoy the experience and beauty of free-flying tropical butterflies as you walk through the steamy jungle of the butterfly house; or have a go at finding your way to
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Saint Patrick Centre

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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Downpatrick and County Down Railway

Market Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down, BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland's only standard guage (i.e. full size) heritage railway. Founded in 1985 and staffed by volunteers, the Downpatrick & Co. Down Railway runs steam (and sometimes heritage diesel) trains between Downpatrick and Inch Abbey on a restored rail
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Somme Heritage Centre

Somme Heritage Centre233 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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Abbeys, Castles, Country Houses of Strangford Lough

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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Hillsborough Tourist Information Centre

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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