Attractions

  • National Trust - Rowallane Garden

    Address:
    Crossgar Rd, Ballynahinch BT24 7LH, UK .

    This National trust property is particularly noted for its extensive collection of azaleas and rhododendrons

  • Seaforde Gardens & Tropical Butterfly House

    Address:
    Seaforde Gardens, Seaforde, Downpatrick BT30 8PG, UK .

    Walled garden with a viewing tower and hedge maze, plus exotic butterflies, tearoom and plant sales.

  • Mourne Mountains

    Address:
    Newcastle Co Down .

    The Mourne Mountains  also called the Mournes or Mountains of Mourne, are a granite mountain range in County Down. The Mournes is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has been proposed as the first national park in Northern Ireland. The area is partly owned by the National Trust and sees a large number of visitors every year.

  • Castleward

    Address:
    Downpatrick Road Strangford County Down BT30 7BA Web Address www.nationaltrust.org.uk Email castleward@nationaltrust.org.uk Phone number (028) 4488 1204 .

    See the Gothic and Classic collide at Castle Ward, an eccentric 18th century mansion and estate looking out over the tranquil waters of Strangford Lough in County Down. Walk or cycle along the Lough trail or through the sheltered woodlands and spot a host of wildlife and rare plants. Discover something new around every corner on the 34km of trails from Temple Water, the stunning ornamental canal to Audley’s Castle, a 15th century tower.

    The house itself is a ‘cabinet of curiosity’ with an unusual split personality due to its Gothic meets Classical décor. Round the day off with a freshly baked scone in our tearoom or browse the gift shop and pick up a bargain at the second-hand bookshop. You can also head out on the Lough in a canoe, hire a bike, and build a raft with Clearsky Adventure.

    Don’t Miss

    •The farmyard complete with ducks, chickens and pygmy goats

    •The 34km of trails that loop throughout the estate – rent bikes from the Clearsky Adventure Centre and get exploring.

  • Seaforde Butterfly Farm

    Address:
    Seaforde Gardens Seaforde County Down Northern Ireland BT30 8PG .

    Seaforde Gardens and Tropical Butterfly House are situated in the historic demesne of Seaforde in County Down, Northern Ireland, which has been a family home for almost 400 years.

    Experience the beauty of free-flying tropical butterflies close up as you walk through the steamy jungle interior of the butterfly house, or have a go at finding your way to the centre of Ireland's oldest maze or climb the Moghul Tower and survey the walled garden from above or simply relax and enjoy the extraordinary collection of trees and plants within Seaforde's renowned gardens. Seaforde Gardens also has a new Cafe, The Garden House, which is opening in Easter 2017. The gardens also include a Butterfly House shop and a children's playground.

  • The Titanic Belfast

    Address:
    1 Olympic Way Queen's Road Belfast County Antrim BT3 9EP Northern Ireland Web Address www.titanicbelfast.com Email welcome@titanicbelfast.com Phone number (028) 9076 6386 .

    Situated within a 40 minute drive from the hotel  it is the Winner of the World's Leading Visitor Attraction (World Travel Awards, 2016).

    Titanic Belfast is a 'must see' on any trip to Belfast and has become the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland and one of the top attractions in Ireland. Housed in an iconic, six-floor building, Titanic Belfast is located in the heart of Belfast, right beside the historic site of this world-famous ship’s construction.

    The Titanic experience takes you through nine galleries, telling the story of RMS Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end. The galleries are innovative and interactive with many features including diving to the depth of the ocean to explore where RMS Titanic now rests. The Titanic story is told at Titanic Belfast in a fresh and insightful way.

    Visitors can now also experience three new galleries, which capture the excitement of launch day, as well as The Maiden Voyage gallery, which transports visitors from four embarkation ports, Belfast, Southampton, Cherbourg and Queenstown (now known as Cobh) to Titanic’s deck promenade. Guests can not only see and hear the ocean and feel the ships engines rumbling on board at the Palm Court Café but can also meet Fredrick Dent Ray, a dining room steward and survivor, utilising technology used in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion and Universal Studios Florida’s Hogwarts Express attraction. The Maiden Voyage gallery also includes an original first class luncheon menu dated April 14, 1912, as well as the last letter ever to be written on board the Titanic

     

    Tickets:

    Tickets for Titanic Belfast galleries are based on a timed ticketing with slots available every 15 minutes throughout opening times. Last admission is 1 hour 45 minutes before closing time (excluding Late Saver Ticket).

    See 'Information' tab for admission charges.

    Average visit length: 1 hour 40 minutes - 2 hours

    Audio Guides:

    Audio tour is available in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish and Mandarin

  • Down Cathedral and St Patrick's Grave

    Address:
    English Street Downpatrick County Down BT30 6AB Email info@downcathedral.org Phone number (028) 4461 4922 .

    Situated in the picturesque town of Downpatrick , Down Cathedral is a Church of Ireland cathedral. It stands on the site of a Benedictine Monastery, built in 1183. Saint Patrick's remains are buried in the graveyard. Magnificent stain glass windows, box pews and beautiful organ case enhances this interesting building. Souvenir shop and toilet facilities.

    Guided Tours available by prior arrangement.