Find your holiday accommodation in County Down and explore the green region that makes up one of the six counties that form Northern Ireland. Situated in the north east of the country, the county also contains the southern and eastern most points in Northern Ireland - Cranfield Point and Burr Point.
Perfect for those who love the great outdoors, the region is home to the Mourne Mountains. The range offers Slieve Donard, the highest peak in Northern Ireland, which is located near the town of Newcastle. At the foot of the mountain lies Donard Park, allowing mountain walks, forest hikes, the Glen River and picnic facilities. The county offers various beaches, in particular Newcastle, Murlough and Groomsport , the latter being just ten minutes from the centre of Bangor. Should you want to try something different, numerous activities such as pony trekking, canoeing and bouldering can be found within County Down. Find holiday rentals in Bangor, the largest town in County Down and just 13 miles from Belfast. As a coastal town, enjoy the scenic views, water activities and hillwalking trails or perhaps visit Bangor Castle. Those who are interested in literature might know that an area of County Down is also referred to as the “Brontë Homeland”, as the father of the Brontë sisters – Patrick Brontë - was born in this region. There is a Brontë Centre for those wanting to discover more.
Pay a visit to the aquarium, St Patrick's burial place at Down Cathedral and the Mount Stewart house and gardens built for the Marquess of Londonderry. Alternatively, explore the local shops and restaurants amongst the coastal towns or take a day trip to the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum for a historic insight into the traditions of Northern Ireland. Should you want to find holiday cottages in County Down, a popular location is Lough Neagh. The freshwater lake is the largest in the British Isles and attracts bird watchers, walkers, fishing enthusiasts and those wishing to take boat trips. The region borders the shore with four other counties including County Armagh to the West and County Antrim to the north and therefore allows plenty of opportunities to explore more of Northern Ireland.
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