A history that covers over 7,000 years. A wealth of heritage sites and the famous Mountains of Mourne. Strangford Lough is a lake and nature reserve with wildfowl nesting.
A Passageway of discovery
Carlingford Lough Ferry Greencastle, Co Down, Northern Ireland
Sailing between Greencastle at the foot of the Mournes and Greenore beneath the Cooley Mountains, the Scenic Carlingford Ferry makes the journey part of your fun.
Operates Year Round
Northern Ireland's only aquarium
Exploris Aquarium The Rope Walk, Castle Street, Portaferry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
Visitors can now experience the powerful presence of our resident African Nile Crocodile, Reticulated Python, as well as Madagascan Geckos, Corn Snakes and more.
Open Daily Year Round
Great Family Fun
Pickie Funpark Marine Gardens, Bangor, Co. Down BT20 5AG, Northern Ireland  
One of Northern Ireland's most popular visitor attractions providing a fun day out for all.
Open Year Round
Stunning coastline
Blue Flag Beaches Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Blue Flag Beaches
Northern Ireland's rugged coastline – offers breathtaking views, beaches, cliffs and sand dunes. Several beaches meet the Blue Flag standard.
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All aboard the train!
Downpatrick & Co. Down Railway The Railway Station, Market Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down, BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland  
Ireland’s only mainline heritage railway covering approximately 2 miles of a restored section of the former Belfast & Co. Down Railway
Northern Ireland’s Royal Residence
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens The Square, Hillsborough, Co. Down, BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
Hillsborough Castle showcases beautiful State Rooms and glorious gardens and gives an intimate glimpse behind the scenes into the personal living quarters of a working royal household.
Open Year Round
Stunning family home and gardens
Mount Stewart Newtownards, Co. Down, BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
Mount Stewart is an exceptional example of an Irish demesne, a beautiful and productive estate, with farmland, woodland, orchards and a walled garden providing for the 'big house'.
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Dramatic mountain range
Mourne Mountains Co. Down, Northern Ireland  
Any newcomer to the Mournes will be amazed at the variety of landscapes that can be encountered within such a confined geographical area.
Beautiful dune landscape
Murlough National Nature Reserve Keel Point, Dundrum, Co. Down BT33 0NQ, Northern Ireland  
An extraordinarily beautiful dune landscape providing an excellent area for walking and bird watching.
Stunning Blue Flag Beach
Tyrella Beach Tyrella Beach, Clanmaghery Road, Downpatrick, Co. Down, BT30 8SU, Northern Ireland  
Visitors to Tyrella Beach can enjoy beautiful scenic walks and enjoy the habitat of local flora and fauna.
Step back in time.
Ulster Folk Museum 153 Bangor Road, Cultra, Holywood, Co. Down, BT18 0EU, Northern Ireland
Ulster Folk Museum has rolling countryside and a bustling town filled with authentic period buildings. Costumed visitor guides
Open Year Round
Comprehensive transport collection
Ulster Transport Museum 153 Bangor Road, Cultra Holywood, Co. Down, Northern Ireland  BT18 0EU
Ulster Transport Museum tells the story of transport and social change in Ulster since the start of the modern era. It is a well of inspiration for the designers of the future.
Open Year Round