Outdoor Activities in Killyleagh and Down Patrick

Killyleagh is surrounded by one of the best ranges of attractions and activities in Ireland. Enjoy the spectacular scenery in this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its nature reserves and ancient celtic heritage, or, enjoy a fun day out with the family.

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Challenge your skills on numerous top class golf courses including world-famous Royal County Down , hike the majestic Mourne Mountains or enjoy some of the numerous National Trust properties located nearby, pony trek along numerous wooded paths, enjoy local angling, or participate in some of our world class sailing events ...plus much much more, including numerous forest parks and gardens.

Below are some activities that we recommend.

Titantic Visitor Experience Titantic Visitor Experience
The world's largest Titanic Visitor Experience, Titanic Belfast, launched on the 31st March 2012 and marks 100 years since the liner made it's tragic maiden voyage. This World Class visitor attraction is sure to be a must see for anyone visiting Northern Ireland and tells the important story of the magnificent ship from it's conception in the 1900s in Belfast through the construction at Harland and Wolf, to it's launch and finally to its untimely demise. It also includes the present day story of it's discovery and exploration. The building is located in the heart of Belfast's Titanic Quarter on the slipways of where the Titanic was built.

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Rowallane Rowallane
An enchanting garden enclosed within a demesne landscape. It was laid out from the mid-1860s by the Reverend John Moore and afterwards by his nephew, the plantsman and selector Hugh Armytage Moore, who established and developed connections with seedsmen and botanic gardens throughout the world.

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Castle Ward CastleWard
Castle Ward is full of personality. Situated in a stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough, the lawns rise up to the unique 18th century house and its Gothic fašade. This fascinating house features both Gothic and Classical styles of architectural treatment, internally and externally

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canoeist Clearsky Adventure Centre
Clearsky Adventure Centre is a brand new centre opened on the stunning Castle Ward Estate, Strangford.
A vast range of outdoor activities are on offer at the activity centre for individuals, couples, groups, families, schools and businesses.

Laid back or action packed, CLEARSKY outdoor pursuits centre has it all!
Summer camps for kids, Paddle Power Evening for Adults to Family Adventure Days to Hill Walking.

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Delamont Country Park Delamont Country Park
Situated on the shores of the stunning Strangford Lough, 5 minutes away from the Dufferin Coaching Inn, amidst rolling countryside. Delamont offers you the chance to 'Getaway from it all' in tranquil rural surroundings. The parks relaxing atmosphere makes it the place to dream and settle into the slow rythm of the countryside.

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Ballquintin Nature Reserve Ballquintin Nature Reserve
Wild Windswept and Remote Ballquintin Nature Reserve and Farm forms the Southern tip of the Ards Peninsula.

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Mount Stewart House and Garden Mount Stewart House and Garden
One of Northern Ireland's most popular National Trust properties. Former home to a fascinating array of political leaders and society figures.

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Quoile National Nature Quoile National Nature Reserve
The Quoile National Nature Reserve is situated juts outside Downpatrick.

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flying brent WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre
With over 200,000 birds and other wildlife at WWT Wetland Centres, there are literally thousands of reasons to visit.

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Murlough Bay Murlough Bay
Murlough Bay is situated on the County Down Coast below the Mourne Mountains. It is a fragile sand dune system with heathland and woodland surrounded by estuary and sea. A well maintained path leads down to miles of sandy beach.

After a glorious walk try some of Northern Irelands finest fish in the Mourne Seafood Bar, Lobster, Oysters, and catch of the day.

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Grey Abbey Grey Abbey
These splendid ruins of the Cistercian Church and conventual buildings are the finest example of Anglo-Norman Ecclesiastical Architecture in Northern Ireland.

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Scrabo Tower Scrabo Tower
Scrabo Country Park and Tower are centered at the top of Scrabo Hill and offer incredible views over Strangford Lough. A short audio visual show is hosted on the top floor of the tower about the history of the local area and its wildlife.

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Nendrum Monastic Site Nendrum Monastic Site
This fine exmple of an Island Monastry was traditionaly founded in the 5th Century.

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Jim Nicholson Wine James Nicholson Wine
With over 30 years in the business, James Nicholson has become one of Ireland's leading wine merchants, with an extensive portfolio of fine wines from some of the world's best producers.

Visit the website to view our selection of fine wines and dates for our wine tastings.

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GOLF COURSES NEAR BY

Royal County Down Golf Course

Secure facilities for storing golf clubs.

ARDGLASS GOLF CLUB
A spectacular 18 hole links course with breathtaking views of the Mountains of Mourne.
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BRIGHT CASTLE GOLF CLUB
18 Hole Parkland course four miles south of Downpatrick.
Tel: 028 4484 1319

MAHEE ISLAND GOLF CLUB
Sited on an island the course is Parkland with well manicured greens. Undulating fairways and tricky approach shots make this a fair test of golf.
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ROYAL COUNTY DOWN
Championship Golf Course. 2 links courses both 18 holes.
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HORSE RIDING

Horse Riding

WESTERN RIDING COMPANY
Enjoy true American style western riding with a stop off at a genuine cowboy camp. Western Riding means escapism amidst scenic beauty.
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PELE EQUESTRIAN
Scenic area for hacking.
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