Things to Do in Downpatrick

Things to Do in Downpatrick, County Down - Downpatrick Attractions

Things to Do in Downpatrick

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  • MaryCork
    Cork, Ireland550 contributions
    Lovely staff. We bought a couple of lovely jewellery pieces in the shop. You'd need a couple of days to see everything but what we managed was great.
    Written July 17, 2022
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  • Alan360o
    Ballynahinch, UK22 contributions
    Always love visiting Inch Abbey. Today we stopped off for a picnic as we paddled back down the Quoile after an afternoons canoeing. The place was quiet apart from the resident crows.
    Written August 1, 2022
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  • MaryCork
    Cork, Ireland550 contributions
    Very well laid out for ease of listening and reading information. Very interesting to learn about the St Patrick story for the first time in over 50 years. Lovely staff. Lovely shop.
    Written July 17, 2022
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  • 301lisa33
    Coventry, UK1,609 contributions
    This stone circle is approached along a short hedge-lined track. This has been adorned by various items, with a fairy theme. It is really quite cute. The walk takes you over a couple of fields.

    The circle is quite big with quite a number of stones in place. There is some interpretation in place. Great place, especially for families
    Written September 28, 2021
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  • Tissy M
    Downpatrick, UK6 contributions
    Well run, very enjoyable Santa experience. Good present for kids. Kids enjoyed the hot chocolate after. Would definitely recommend.
    Written February 11, 2020
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  • Mike
    Glossop, UK344 contributions
    Interesting site of pilgrimage with historical crosses and graves of the three national saints of Ireland. Worth a visit for 30 minutes to an hour.
    Written June 23, 2022
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  • Annie
    Belfast, UK84 contributions
    Beautiful place. Well worth a visit. A lovely walk up to it, although a little steep (just take your time) but have lovely stations of the cross and a small grotto on the way up. The views are amazing at the top and the scale of the statue is spectacular. Lovely tranquil place.
    Written April 5, 2021
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  • Sid8775
    Ipswich, UK310 contributions
    We were the only ones there. It was very pretty place plus the church was nice to be in on a hot day. Well worth a look if in the area. There is parking in the layby outside for around 5 cars.
    Written August 12, 2022
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  • frankm654
    Banbridge, UK842 contributions
    Been a few times and it is easy to access in Downpatrick. Interesting to see the ancient holy wells a d bath houses. The water flows out, as if from nowhere and cascades down in one of the wash houses. Must have been freezing though. The drinking well has been gated for obvious reasons. The remains of the church are still to be seen. Reading about it and placing your mind into the place of the holy monks is inspiring. It is a spiritual place if you seek it. Some just use it to exercise dogs now. Well worth a visit.
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • 301lisa33
    Coventry, UK1,609 contributions
    This nature reserve is not particularly big but provides a lovely walk along the river. There is some interpretation but could do with a bit more, especially about wildlife
    Written September 28, 2021
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  • 301lisa33
    Coventry, UK1,609 contributions
    This beach is clearly popular. The sea goes out such a long way that it could be problematic. It is quite fine 'muddy' sand. So it is good for paddling but not swimming and, probably, not for sandcastles. Coastguards are on duty during the main season. Few facilities. Horses seem to visit quite often as there are many piles of manure (which is a shame)

    Parking is often charged but at quiet times it is free. The car park is not particularly big.
    Written September 28, 2021
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  • Emma M
    Belfast, UK3 contributions
    We visited for a tour of distillery and tasting for our friend's birthday- Craig was our guide and was so knowledgable and lovely! We never realised how small the team was at Shortcross and it's great to have someone who know all the details of the process talking you through it. So impressed how they source everything so locally. Good to get some tips on how to pour the perfect G&T and we really enjoyed sitting on after for a couple of gin cocktails and some charcuterie- would really highly recommend and looking forward to visiting agin soon!
    Written March 11, 2022
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  • annemn245
    Belfast, UK838 contributions
    Just out of my first ever visit and am
    Very impressed.
    First, it’s convenient to where we live and free parking nearby.
    Very clean building and friendly staff ..
    Ok, by intimate it is small, I think approx 160 people, so doesn’t matter where you sit you get a great view and interaction.
    Apparently a small bar area but seemingly works ok.
    Was a bit warm inside but still ok.
    Would defiantly return for a show!
    Would be great to be able to attend more shows here ⭐️⭐️
    Written March 3, 2019
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  • Desiree M
    Belfast, UK57 contributions
    Good experience for any (Like Myself) A 'Punter' ~ everyone is so friendly. One can simply get a 'Cup of Coffee', or a 'Meal' ~ whatever is needed / required ~ with no fuss! X
    Written May 15, 2018
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  • Sue B
    Shropshire, UK38 contributions
    Went to the library in Downpatrick to look up and print old copies of news papers . Briege the history librarian was absolutely great .I couldnt find what I needed on my first visit as it was guess work, but after returning for a second time and a bit more information and lots of help from Briege I eventually found what i needed. It was all very pleasing to see the library being used for things other than just reading . There was a parent and toddler session going on while I was there .Great to hear the children singing !!!!
    Written August 27, 2018
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