Attractions and Places to Visit in Down District Council

Down District Council is a Local Council in County Down in Northern Ireland. It is set to merge with Newry and Mourne District Council in May 2015 under local government reorganisation in Northern Ireland to become Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. The Council is headquartered in Downpatrick. Other towns in the Council area are Ardglass, Ballynahinch, Castlewellan, Clough, Crossgar, Dundrum, Killough, Killyleagh, Newcastle, Saintfield, Seaforde and Strangford.

Explore the castles, parklands and seascapes of Down's endlessly fascinating countryside. Where deep green forests, warm sunlit pastures and secluded beaches welcome you to a holiday that will live forever in your memory. From the mists of time to Norman castles and from the seeds of Christianity sown among the Celts by St Patrick to the finest gardens in these isles, the heritage of this district will enthral and enrapture as you embark on a journey through the centuries.

Down County Museum (Downpatrick)

Down County Museum (Downpatrick)

Located in the restored eighteenth century County Gaol of Down, the museum's exhibitions tell the story of the people of County Down from the earliest times to today. Down Through Time...
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Rowallane Garden (Ballynahinch)

Rowallane Garden (Ballynahinch)

Rowallane Garden is a National Trust property located immediately south of Saintfield, County Down, Northern Ireland on the A7 road. It is particularly noted for its extensive collection of azaleas...
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Tollymore Forest Park (Newcastle)

Tollymore Forest Park (Newcastle)

Tollymore Forest Park was the first state forest park in Northern Ireland, established on 2 June 1955. It is located at Bryansford, near the town of Newcastle in the Mourne and Slieve Croob Area...
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