Escape to this fantastic county, home to Ireland’s patron Saint, St Patrick. Take a glimpse into the life of Saint Patrick and enjoy the beautiful scenery whilst relaxing in the comfort of your luxury self-catering accommodation. This picturesque county offers plenty of historical sites along with rolling hills and the dramatic mountains of Mourne and Slieve Donard.
Nature enthusiasts will love Strangford Lough, a stunning nature reserve which is home to seals and a variety of different birds which nest by the tranquil shores. County Down is found to the east in Northern Ireland and therefore boasts spectacular views across the Irish Sea to Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man.
A visit to Down Cathedral is a must as well as Castlewellan Forest Park, Mount Stewart House and Gardens and the St Patrick Centre. If attractions don’t really interest you then there is plenty to keep you active including bird watching, walking, golfing or you could take a dip in the sea and spot some amazing marine life whilst scuba diving.
Family fun can be had at Exploris Aquarium and Lagan Valley Leisure Complex. For some added luxury on your break why not book seats at the Opera in the grounds of one of the stunning National Trust properties? If you don’t feel like cooking then you won’t fall short of spectacular places to dine, enjoy a genuine old world atmosphere at Denvirs Pub in Downpatrick or enjoy a lovely slice of cake and a coffee at The Mill at Ballyduggan which also houses a restaurant and function rooms. Whether you opt for a luxury cottage by the coast or a cottage further inland, have a fabulous time.