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Family Getaways at Hillyard - Discover the Top Things to Do!

- Posted on: 04/08/2023 -

Are you looking for the perfect destination to create lasting memories with your family? Look no further than Hillyard House Hotel, Castlewellan and Hillyard Mews self-catering townhouses in Newcastle, where our Family Getaways are thoughtfully designed to cater to all your loved ones. With comfy Family rooms available at Hillyard House Hotel or the option to include your furry friends with our pet friendly options available at Hillyard Mews, all the family can be included!img 7788


Family Activities and Entertainment

From exciting adventures to relaxing leisure time, we've got it all covered. Whether you choose to stay at our Hillyard House Hotel or our Hillyard Mews, you'll find an abundance of family-friendly activities that promise endless fun for everyone. 


castlewellan forest parkFun-Filled Adventure

Enjoy a day of unforgettable adventures with an array of nearby attractions. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Mourne Mountains by exploring scenic hiking trails. Or, for more excitement, head to Castlewellan Forest Park and engage in thrilling activities like mountain biking, kayaking, or paddle boarding with Life Adventure Centre. Alternatively, get lost in the Castlewellan Maze, a family-friendly activity featuring a hedge maze. The possibilities for outdoor fun are endless! 


Quality Family Time

Have a delightful family picnic in Castlewellan Forest Park or Tollymore Forest Park where you can discover the magical landscapes featured in "Game of Thrones.". After a day of outdoor fun, unwind and cherish quality time together in the spacious and well-equipped family rooms of our hotel, or enjoy the open-plan kitchen/living area offered by Hillyard Mews. The perfect combination of nature and comfort awaits your family getaway!


Explore Newcastle, County Downmourne eyepng

Explore the charming seaside town of Newcastle, County Down, where you can enjoy sun-soaked beach days, build sandcastles with the kids, and stroll through the quaint streets filled with family cafes and delightful attractions.


Feeling hungry?

The Yard Restaurant in Hillyard House Hotel is the perfect spot for a family meal. We are now offering our brand new children's menu specially crafted to cater to young taste buds, this delightful addition ensures a memorable meal for the entire family.


Book a late Summer break

Explore more things to do here and book your family getaway today!

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Guest Reviews

Tripadvisor Review
"One of the top hotels we ever had the pleasure to stay in. Every part of the hotel is spotless and the location beside the beautiful Castlewellan park is perfect for a stroll a hike or a run. The hotel is only a five minute drive from Slieve Donard ulster’s highest peak. Breakfast was perfect but the staff really make this the perfect place to stay."
Paddy, Carlow, Ireland
Booking.com Review
"One of the best stays during our holiday touring around Ireland. Clean, comfortable, had AC! Breakfast was delicious, staff were fantastic. Highly recommended this hotel."
Andrea, Canada
Google Review
"After a recent last minute visit, we are already trying to plan our return trip! A true hidden gem, not to be overlooked. The staff were so friendly and helpful, we cannot speak highly enough of them, they all had a smile on their face and chatted away to us"
Niamh, Dublin, Ireland
Booking.com Review
"Beautiful decor, charming staff, great food in the hotel restaurant. Excellent in every way!"
Angus, France
Tripadvisor Review
"I must mention that the disability access for both the hotel and the restaurant area are very good with wheel chair access and a very well laid out floor plan for ease of accessibility. "
Anonymous, Belfast
Booking.com Review
"The waiters and waitresses were a young bunch, the wee guys (and girls) were so professional and polite. It makes all the difference. Customer service was excellent across the board. This is something that is so important and Hillyard House have nailed it! I know it is a new hotel but I absolutely love that everything was exceptionally clean. Bed was amazing; I could hardly get my husband out of it... We will spread the word about this lovely place 😊"