Newcastle County Down
Where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea, the song written by Percy French describes perfectly the seaside town of Newcastle. Popular with tourists all year round there is more to this beautiful town than the Mournes, containing Northern Ireland’s highest mountain Slieve Donard this area of outstanding natural beauty also give CS Lewis inspiration for Narnia.
Newcastle is also the home of the world famous Royal County Down Golf course widely regarded as the number one golf course in the world. Go for a walk along Murlough Bay with panoramic views of the Mournes to gaze at along the way perfect for a mid-way stop along the St Patrick Trail, to enjoy more of what Northern Ireland has to offer.