Newcastle has everything you would wish for a holiday or just a weekend break. One of the best seaside resorts overlooked by the breath-taking Mountains of Mourne and one of the best golf links in the world!

Newcastle has a little bit of something for everyone;

  • A sandy beach with safe swimming
  • Walk along the stunning promenade
  • Outdoor swimming pool (Sea water)
  • Harbour
  • Outdoor swimming pool for children (Tropicana)
  • Shops for clothing, home or gifts
  • Top class restaurants and an array of fabulous cafes

More Things To Do:

21948_Murlough Beach

Walking Routes

16879_Tollymore Forest Park

Tollymore Forest Park

Donard Forest lies at the foot of the Mourne Mountains with some spectacular views of County Down, including Newcastle, Dundrum Bay, St John’s Point and Slieve Croob.

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Donard Park

Slieve Donard at 850m (2,789 ft) is the highest of the Mourne Mtns. The views from the summit are extensive and on a clear day the Isle of Man, Wicklow, Donegal, Wales and Scotland may be seen, as well as the long stretch of Newcastle Beach.

22748_Angling at Murlough Reserve

Murlough Nature reserve

Murlough was declared Ireland’s first nature reserve in 1967 and has been cared for by the National Trust ever since, providing a haven for wildlife and rare habitats. It is a great place for seal watching


Life Adventures NI

As the Outdoor Capital of Ireland, the Mourne Mountains are a must visit destination for adventure seekers. Beginner, family or addict, no excuses! With stunning mountains, dramatic coastlines and enchanting forests all waiting to be explored. Mild or Wild, it’s your choice! Whether island hoping by canoe, swimming through sea caves, a forest adventure by bike, or hanging out on a rock face, gear hire to guiding, Life Adventures have got you covered!

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Cycling routes

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Tollymore Kayaking

28213_Royal County Down Golf Club


Royal County Down Golf Club

Mourne Golf Club

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Downpatrick and County Down Railway

Northern Ireland’s only heritage railway

16206_Belfast City Hall

Belfast Tourism