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Suggested Itinerary: The Mourne Region

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  1. Montalto Estate

    Ballynahinch

    Montalto Estate in Ballynahinch is a mystical and enchanting estate, set in magnificent natural surroundings. Visitor experience includes access to the estate's beautiful gardens; historic walks and trails and an exciting play area where children can engage, explore and learn.

  2. Murlough National Nature Reserve

    Dundrum

    Murlough National Nature Reserve is a fragile 6000 year old sand dune system owned by the National Trust and managed as Ireland’s first Nature Reserve since 1967. It is an excellent area for walking and bird watching.

  3. Slieve Donard Resort and Spa

    Newcastle

    A beloved destination for families, golfers, and holiday travellers, Slieve Donard is a local landmark that’s equal parts homey and breath-taking. The resort sits at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, on the edge of Royal County Down Golf Club, ranked no. 1 in the world by Golf Digest.

  4. The Bakers Cottages

    Seaforde

    An ideal tranquil location for exploring the Mourne Area of Outstanding Beauty but also with easy access to Belfast. The perfect base for exploring the attractions of the local area or just relaxing in the peace and privacy of the extensive grounds.

  5. Life Adventure Centre

    Castlewellan

    Epic adventures are on offer all year round at Life Adventure Centre. Their extensive range of activities include mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding, wet bouldering, rock climbing, sit on top kayaking, coasteering, electric biking and open canoeing - something for everyone!

  6. Hillyard House Hotel

    Castlewellan

    A wonderful award winning boutique hotel located beside the entrance gates to the stunning Castlewellan Forest Park in the historic market town of Castlewellan, near the seaside resort of Newcastle, County Down in Northern Ireland. With 20 cosy, modern ensuite rooms and our emphasis on creating…

  7. Kilbroney Park

    Rostrevor

    Kilbroney Park Forest features riverside walks and an arboretum. There is a two-mile forest drive which showcases panoramic views over Carlingford Lough. There is also a Play Park with children's play area and tennis courts, an Information area and a café all on site.

  8. The Dundrum Inn

    Dundrum

    The Dundrum Inn is situated in the beautiful village of Dundrum on the shores of Dundrum Bay. UK Pub of the Year 2022, best in County Down

  9. Bike Mourne

    Experience the Mournes by bike on road, track and trail with the guided and self-guided bike and electric bike tours or do it yourself with bike and electric bike hire. Explore the majestic mountains, dramatic coasts, stunning landscapes, enchanting forests, award winning mountain bike trails and…

  10. Cranfield Alpacas Experience

    Kilkeel

    Feel the stresses and strains of daily life vanish in the presence of beautiful animals and majestic scenery of the Mourne Mountains.

  11. The Narnia Trail

    Rostrevor

    The famous writer, C S Lewis, as a young boy, spent much holiday time in the Mournes and Rostrevor in particular, allowing him to imagine, dream and wonder, and inspiring his creation of the magical world of Narnia.

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Montalto Estate (54.39285,-5.89966)Murlough National Nature Reserve (54.24001,-5.85644)15.52
Murlough National Nature Reserve (54.24001,-5.85644)Slieve Donard Resort and Spa (54.22237,-5.87155)1.98
Slieve Donard Resort and Spa (54.22237,-5.87155)The Bakers Cottages (54.31352,-5.86181)9.15
The Bakers Cottages (54.31352,-5.86181)Life Adventure Centre (54.26477,-5.95313)7.24
Life Adventure Centre (54.26477,-5.95313)Hillyard House Hotel (54.25851,-5.94202)0.9
Hillyard House Hotel (54.25851,-5.94202)Kilbroney Park (54.09586,-6.19144)21.9
Kilbroney Park (54.09586,-6.19144)The Dundrum Inn (54.25737,-5.84522)25.97
The Dundrum Inn (54.25737,-5.84522)Bike Mourne (54.26076,-5.95279)6.31
Bike Mourne (54.26076,-5.95279)Cranfield Alpacas Experience (54.0297,-6.0594)23.98
Cranfield Alpacas Experience (54.0297,-6.0594)The Narnia Trail (54.09729,-6.19047)10.26
Total Distance *123.18 miles
Estimated Journey Time3.96 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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