We just dropped in to find a room, the bartender and other staff were great. We pushed to get a sea view room (the young lady seemed to be surprised we wanted one!) It was wonderful, with windows looking out to sea, only a flight of stairs to both supper and breakfast, and locals playing great music in the pub at night. We really enjoyed our stay, and our conversation with Frank and Brenda in the morning. (With good advice on where to stay the next night) The room was basic, all we needed, and the bathroom was clean, large, and new.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our property is on the South Promenade at Newcastle Harbour: The harbour is among the most richly historic areas of Newcastle. Home to many longstanding families, the area around the pier has a long association with the sea. The origins of the current harbour date back to the 1820's, when a new pier was created by Lord Annesley to replace the old one. One of the chief functions of the pier was to act as a loading point for Mourne granite, which was quarried in the hills above the harbour. If you stand on the shorter arm of the pier and look up towards the mountain you can see a path cut through the trees leading to the now defunct quarry on Millstone Mountain. In the last century, stone was quarried here and dispatched down this track to the harbour by railtrucks. It was loaded on to ships (known as Stone Boats) and used to build docks in Belfast and Liverpool and the courthouse gaol in nearby Downpatrick ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Harbour House Hotel Newcastle
- Harbour Hotel Newcastle
- Harbour House Inn Newcastle, Northern Ireland