Top Attractions in Downpatrick
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- 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, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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 familiesWritten September 28, 2021
- Well run, very enjoyable Santa experience. Good present for kids. Kids enjoyed the hot chocolate after. Would definitely recommend.Written February 11, 2020
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 wildlifeWritten September 28, 2021
- 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
- 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
- Just out of my first ever visit and am
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
- 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! XWritten May 15, 2018
- 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
Frequently Asked Questions about Downpatrick
- The best day trips from Downpatrick according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Game of Thrones - Winterfell Trek from Dublin
- Game of Thrones - Winterfell Trek from Belfast
- All Day Tour of Ireland's Golden Coast
- Private Game of Thrones Tour - from Belfast to WINTERFELL CASTLE Film Set
- Game of Thrones County Down 8 hour tour