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Castlewellan, Co. Down

Main Street, Castlewellan, May 2010

Castlewellan is a village in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is beside Castlewellan Lake and Slievenaslat mountain, 11 miles southwest of Downpatrick. It lies between the Mourne Mountains and Slieve Croob. It had a population of 2,392 people in the 2001 Census.

Castlewellan has a wide main street which runs through two main squares lined with chestnut trees. The town was designed by a French architect for the Annesley Family. The Annesley family did not always own the land as they bought it off The Maginese Family. , then owners of what is now Castlewellan Christian Conference Centre and Forest Park, and is unique within Ireland due to its tree lined squares both in the old town and new town as well as its very wide main street. The old market house in the upper square was built in 1764 and now houses the public library.
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Things to See and Do in Castlewellan

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.

Restaurants in Castlewellan

Maghera Inn

86A Ballyloughlin Road, Maghera, Castlewellan, BT31 9HE, Co. Down
You are invited to enjoy the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the Maghera Inn and Bistro. Pretty as a picture and one of the finest family owned pubs that you are likely to come across.

Maginns Bar Restaurant

9-11 Main Street, Castlewellan, BT31 9DF, Co. Down
Situated at the lower end of the town, 'Maginn's of Castlewellan' is definitely the new hot spot in Castlewellan with local and new customers, coming far and wide to enjoy everything this refreshing new bar complex, on the town's Main Street, has to

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