Things to do

Things to do in Castlewellan

Castlewellan Forest Park & Peace Maze

Castlewellan Peace MazeLocated in a dramatic setting of mountains and sea, this is one of the most outstanding tree and shrub collections in Europe.
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Castlewellan Castle

Castlewellan CastleThis stunningly beautiful castle was commissioned and built in 1856 by William Richard Annesly, 4th Earl Annesly, as his main residence and home. It is a fine example of Victorian architecture and craftsmanship.
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Mountain Biking Trails

Surrounding one of Northern Ireland’s most famous lakes, Castlewellan Forest Park boasts a range of mountain bike trails to suit all ages and skill levels. With green, blue and red grade trails (including black options) Castlewellan is a must-visit for mountain bikers of all ages and abilities.
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Murlough Nature Reserve & Beach

Murlough Nature ReserveMurlough 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 due to its spectacular location at the edge of Dundrum Bay and the Mourne Mountains.
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Royal County Down Golf Club

Royal County Down Golf ClubRoyal County Down Golf ClubAgainst the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay, zigzagging back and forth to provide a different vista from virtually every hole.
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Tollymore Forest Park

Game of Thrones filming in Tollymore Forest Park

Covering an area of almost 630 hectares at the foot of the Mourne mountains, this forest park has panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the sea at Newcastle.  You can also take guided Game of Thrones Tours around the forest park and visit locations from the hit tv series.
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