Places To Visit

Whether you seek a strenuous active holiday or a relaxing short break, Newcastle in Co Down, Northern Ireland has all the answers. Our beautiful mountains can be climbed to their heights or just gazed at!

Friendly centre for either a restful seaside or active sporting holiday
Step across the promenade to the beach & fresh Irish Sea
Five minute walk to the foot of the splendid Mourne Mountains
Two minutes to heated outdoor swimming pool, amusements & games



Newcastle is home to the world famous Royal County Down golf course. Newcastle is also a great hub for the would be golfer with several other great golf courses within a short driving distance.

Situated in Newcastle, where in the immortal words of Percy French, “The Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea”, Royal County Down is not only a fine test of golf but has accompanying scenery that is spellbinding.


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Tollymore National Outdoor Centre

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, situated on the edge of the Mournes, is Northern Ireland’s National Centre for Mountaineering and Canoeing Activities and is funded and managed by Sport Northern Ireland.


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Pony/Horse Riding

Mount Pleasant Riding Centre

Ireland’s leading Riding and Trekking centre in the heart of County Down.Situated within 2000 acres of breathtaking forestry encompassing Castlewellan, Tollymore and the Mountains of Mourne, theres no better way to get away from it all than take to the reigns at Mount Pleasant.


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Mourne Trail Riding Centre

As a “family run business” we pride ourselves in care and attention to detail. We only cater for people who can ride so that we may offer our customers the experience and enjoyment of interesting riding on quality Irish Hunters.

Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Mountains of Mourne, the Mourne Trail Riding Centre offers value and services second to none. Don’t just take our word for it – call today and find out for yourself.


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