County Down

County Down is one of the most beautiful counties in Northern Ireland. The rolling drumlins inland give way in the east to Strangford Lough and in the south to the area of outstanding natural beauty where the ""Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea"". Add to that beauty the variety contained within the towns of the area including Banbridge, Bangor, Newtownards, the tourist town of Newcastle, the fishing town of Kilkeel and the historic towns of Saintfield and Downpatrick.

Those with children enjoy not only the friendly nature of the people in County Down but also a wide range of attractions and activities for families whether local or visiting as tourists.

The National Trust properties of Mount Stewart, Rowallane Garden and Castle Ward offer something for all the family. There's Soft Play fun at the award winning Funtastic Play, Cocos in Newcastle, Funky Monkeys in Downpatrick, Snakes and Ladders in Bangor and Happy Town in Ards. For those who love the great outdoors there are the Mourne Mountains with their many walking routes, Murlough Nature Reserve, Crawfordsburn and Delamont County Parks and the Blue Flag Beach at Tyrella. Not to mention the Pickie Pool in Bangor, Cultra Folk and Transport Museum, the Ark Open Farm, Castle Espie, the Saint Patrick's Centre and much, much more!

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