County Down has so much to offer, best known for its beautiful countryside, bustling towns and quaint villages.
County Down is host to one of Ireland’s most scenic areas and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the awe inspiring Mournes are an adventurer’s paradise.
The bustling city of Newry, on the border with the Republic is renowned for it's excellent shopping scene and nightlife. If it's quaint pubs and stylish boutiques your after, Hillsborough will delight with it's Georgian charms.
London's Sloane Square and Sloanies are named after County Down born Sir Hans Sloane, the man responsible for first creating milk chocolate.
The Mournes stand true to the words of songwriter Percy French as the place ‘where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea’. They are not only one of Ireland’s most scenic areas and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), they are quite simply an adventurer’s paradise.
Mount Stewart is one of the most inspiring and unusual gardens in the National Trust's ownership. The garden reflects a rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Edith, Lady Londonderry. The house has now re-opened after our 3 year long restoration project.
Scrabo Tower is located to the west of Newtownards in County Down. The landmark, which is visible from most of north Down, was built on a volcanic plug above the town in 1857 as a memorial to Charles Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry who was one of the Duke of Wellington's generals during the Napoleonic Wars.
Strangford Lough is a unique and wonderful place of immense international importance for nature conservation. It is the largest sea lough in the British Isles, covering an area from Angus Rock on the Irish Sea, to the vast sand-flats at its northern end 20 miles away. It is one of only three designated Marine Nature Reserves in the United Kingdom.
With a rich 400 year history, Balloo House tempts you with two very different culinary experiences under the same roof. Casual dining and classic pub grub downstairs and a luxurious upstairs restaurant for weekend and private dining.
Daft Eddys is renowned for serving great food. Situated in its own grounds on the shores of Strangford Lough, guests can eat al fresco on the terrace or inside if the weather isn't so accommodating. A family run restaurant and bar, people come from afar, by car, by boat; even by helicopter.
The restaurant is located in the Old Schoolhouse building which is full of character and ambience. It is widely regarded as one of Northern Ireland's greatest restaurants.