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Suggested Itinerary: The Mourne Region

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  1. Montalto Estate


    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


    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


    The magnificent Slieve Donard Resort & Spa is nestled in the heart of County Down where the 'Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea'. Standing on 6 acres of private grounds, the Spa has all the facilities you need to relax and unwind.

  4. The Bakers Cottages


    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


    Whether your preference is laid back or action packed, join us at our award winning centre in the beautiful Castlewellan Forest Park amid the stunning Mourne Mountains for a host of fantastic adventure activities.

  6. Hillyard House Hotel


    With 20 cosy, modern rooms and our emphasis on guest experience, Hillyard House, The Yard Restaurant and Mrs. Coleman's Bar have everything to make your stay cosy, culinary and great craic.

  7. Kilbroney Park


    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. 

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  8. The Dundrum Inn


    The Dundrum Inn is situated in the beautiful village of Dundrum on the shores of Dundrum Bay, N.Ireland.
    UK PUB of the Year 2022 best in Co Down

  9. Bike Mourne


    Experience Mourne by Bike on Road, Track & Trail with our Guided & Self-Guided Bike & Electric Bike Tours and Bike & Electric Bike Hire

  10. Cranfield Alpacas Experience


    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


    Family Trail through woodland

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Montalto Estate (54.38403,-5.89249)Murlough National Nature Reserve (54.2518,-5.85067)13.47
Murlough National Nature Reserve (54.2518,-5.85067)Slieve Donard Resort and Spa (54.22237,-5.87155)3.19
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 (54.09475,-6.18974)21.92
Kilbroney Park (54.09475,-6.18974)The Dundrum Inn (54.25737,-5.84522)25.96
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 *122.36 miles
Estimated Journey Time3.94 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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