Weekend Breaks & Short Breaks Northern Ireland

Want to put your feet up and relax for the weekend? Or get out and about, and enjoy a midweek golfing break? Then the Dufferin Coaching Inn and Northern Ireland has plenty to offer.

Below are some of the places you can visit, and things to do to make your weekend or midweek break more enjoyable.

Killyleagh Castle Killyleagh Castle
Killyleagh Castle, the oldest inhabited castle on the Island of Ireland, stands proud on the top of the High Street. This Loire style castle is also a magnificent venue for your wedding ceremony and reception in the Banqueting Hall in the Dufferin Coaching Inn.

Dufferin Arms The Dufferin Arms
Next door to the Dufferin Coaching Inn is the 120 year old award winning Restaurant and Pub the Dufferin Arms. Full of charm, warmth, and retaining all of its original features. Live traditional music every Saturday afternoon with a variety of mid week music and great craic.

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Royal County Down Golf Local Golf Courses
Select from 8 golf courses within 30 minutes of the Dufferin Coaching Inn. Ardglass Golf Course is a challenging but stunning links course that is also a favourite of Rory McIlroy. Royal County Down Golf Course is one of the most famous courses on the island of Ireland having played host to the Walker Cup.

Strangford Lough Strangford Lough
Strangford Lough is a spectacular sea lough, studded with islands boasting mile upon mile of hidden coves, sand beaches, rocky outcrops and sheltered inlets. With its picturesque villages, rare wildlife and breathtaking views of the surrounding Drumlins. The Lough is an AREA OF OUSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY and a hugely popular attraction for visitors from all over the world. The Canoe trail is an exciting way to experience the Lough.

Newcastle Beach Murlough Bay
Walk along miles of beach towards the Mourne Mountains which appear to sweep down into the sea. Explore this National Trust area, it's sand dunes, different mapped walks and its wild life.

Mount Stewart House and Garden Historical Homes and Gardens
Historical Homes, well cared for woodlands, gardens abundant with flowers and protected plants are all within easy reach. Pop into some of the local coffee shops and enjoy a delicious snack.

Greyabbey Culture and Heritage
Explore sites in Downpatrick including Saint Patrick, Saintfield, Crossgar, Greyabbey, Strangford, Killyleagh, Mountstuart and Castlewellan.


Walking Breaks Walking
County Down and the local coast has many walks with stunning scenery to suit every level and distance.


Pur Day Spa Relaxing and Rejuvenating
The award Winning Pure Day Spa offers a unique peaceful journey leaving you feeling lighter in mind, body and spirit.

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Balloo House Foodies
Enjoy a meal at the Award Winning Balloo House Restaurant with Head Chef Danny Miller.

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Ulster Museum Culture History and Heritage
Visit the recently superbly refurbished Ulster Museum - open Sunday 10 to 5pm.

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Traditional Music Music
Live Traditional Music every Saturday 4pm to 8pm next door at the Dufferin Arms and tuck into a delicious meal in The Cellar Restaurant

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St George's Market St George's Market, Belfast
Wander around St George's Market a mixture of traditional variety, city food and garden market with special emphasis on local arts and crafts open Saturdays 10 to 3pm Sundays 10 to 4 pm

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Castle Ward Picturesque Scenery - Country and Sea Walks
Delamont country Park, Murlough Bay, Tyrella Beach, Castleward, Rowallane Gardens. All of the above are within Easy Reach of the Dufferin Coaching Inn are only a very small sample of what is on offer to the visitor to the Dufferin Coaching Inn.