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Top things to do in County Down

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Life Adventure Centre (Castlewellan)
Ranked #1 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: Our Centre is located within the stunning Castlewellan Forest Park in the shadows of the spectacular Mourne Mountains.... more » Owner description: Our Centre is located within the stunning Castlewellan Forest Park in the shadows of the spectacular Mourne Mountains. Offering a broad range of Adventure Activities to include Hill Walking, Canoeing, Archery, Wet Bouldering, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Coasteering, Mountain Biking, Sea Kayaking and Canyoning. From 1.5 Hour 'Blasts' to multi day 'Journeys', from fully instructed/guided options to equipment rentals (Bikes, Canoes, Kayaks, Camp Kit etc) Individuals, Families and Groups all welcome. Call us to discuss your exact needs and if we can't help we'll do our very best to point you in the right direction. « less
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Ranked #2 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: Based on the shores of Strangford Lough; just 45 minutes from Belfast. Come to Clearsky Adventure Centre for a wide range of... more » Owner description: Based on the shores of Strangford Lough; just 45 minutes from Belfast. Come to Clearsky Adventure Centre for a wide range of activities on offer to everyone – from the young to the young at heart. Adventure days and courses for individuals to large groups. Canoeing, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Coasteering, Raft Build and Racing, Archery, Crate Stacking and more. Experience Clearsky &€“ inspiration, fun and enjoyment for everyone. « less
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Ranked #3 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Museums
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Slieve Donard (Newcastle)
Ranked #4 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #5 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Dams; Nature and Parks

A beautiful, inexpensive day out in the open fresh air and away from the crowds.Great cafe and good selection of walks both short and some for the more experienced. more »

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Ranked #6 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #7 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #8 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #9 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Biking Trails; Trails
Owner description: The Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails offer some of the most exhilarating mountain biking in all of Ireland. With a mouth... more » Owner description: The Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails offer some of the most exhilarating mountain biking in all of Ireland. With a mouth watering 27km red trail, a hair-raising 19km black trail and not just one but two purpose-built downhill trails there’s no denying it… Rostrevor is a mountain bikers’ haven! « less
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Castle Ward (Downpatrick)
Ranked #10 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
Owner description: Castle Ward will take you on a journey of discovery. The 18th-century eccentric house with two distinctly different styles,... more » Owner description: Castle Ward will take you on a journey of discovery. The 18th-century eccentric house with two distinctly different styles, classical and Gothic, will entice you to explore further. This truly beautiful 332-hectare (820-acre) walled demesne, with walking trails, exotic garden, stunning vistas and picturesque farmyard, will unlock your imagination through family history, leisure pursuits, events and industrial heritage. A children's pastimes centre and laundry room are a short walk from the house in the stableyard, alongside a gift shop, second-hand bookshop and tea-room. « less
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Ranked #11 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Mountains; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks

Murlough is fantastic walking country and a haven for bird watchers. A network of paths and boardwalks enables you to discover this amazing nature reserve. more »

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Ballynoe Stone Circle (Downpatrick)
Ranked #12 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
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Scrabo Tower (Newtownards)
Ranked #14 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #16 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Donaghadee Harbour (Donaghadee)
Ranked #17 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #18 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Nature and Parks

a small and cheerful children's playpark next to Bangor Marina.  Floating swan boats , train ride The park has a cafeteria and paddling pool with playground adjacent....and... more »

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Grey Point Fort (Crawfordsburn)
Ranked #19 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Inch Abbey (Downpatrick)
Ranked #20 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Mount Stewart House (Newtownards)
Ranked #21 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
Owner description: Remarkable 18th-century house and 98-acre garden that reflect the rich history of the Stewart family who played a leading... more » Owner description: Remarkable 18th-century house and 98-acre garden that reflect the rich history of the Stewart family who played a leading role in British social and political life. « less
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Hillsborough Castle (Hillsborough)
Ranked #22 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Exploris Aquarium (Portaferry)
Ranked #23 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Aquariums
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Ranked #24 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Downpatrick and County Down Railway runs through the drumlin countryside of County Down - St. Patrick's Country - over... more » Owner description: The Downpatrick and County Down Railway runs through the drumlin countryside of County Down - St. Patrick's Country - over the River Quoile and under the graceful Down Cathedral. With a mix of steam and diesel trains, and vintage carriages, there's plenty for train fans of all ages - from wee kids to "big kids". Run by volunteers, society membership entitles you to free travel. « less
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Ranked #25 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #26 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Nature and Parks
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Somme Heritage Centre (Newtownards)
Ranked #27 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #28 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ward Park (Bangor)
Ranked #29 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Nature and Parks
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Castle Espie (Comber)
Ranked #30 of 121 attractions in County Down
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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