Within walking distance
Wander the Arboretum
The Castlewellan Arboretum and Annesley Garden is located right next door to Hillyard House Hotel.
Wander around the fascinating Arboretum within Castlewellan Forest Park. Built during the Annesley residency of Castlewellan Manor in 1741, the National Arboretum is one of our historic town’s crown jewels. Situated at the heart of the Annesley Gardens, the Arboretum invites you to escape the everyday and redefine the ordinary.
0.7 miles from hotel
Stroll the Lake
Nestled beside the majestic Castlewellan Castle, the enchanting Castlewellan Lake offers a gateway to outdoor adventure. With its idyllic setting, it's the ideal backdrop for romantic walks, invigorating morning strolls, or a morning jog before breakfast!
1.2 miles from hotel
Get Lost in the Maze
Embark on a delightful journey through Castlewellan's Peace Maze. Unravel its intriguing twists and turns as it takes you on a journey through history as you navigate your way to the centre. Constructed as part of an iconic cross-community project, it is one of the world’s largest permanent hedge mazes!
0.6 miles from hotel
Adventure is calling!
Add some excitement to your hotel break! Based only a stone's throw from the hotel, our friends at Life Adventure are ready to deliver some exhilaration to your getaway. Hit the trails on e-bikes or mountain bikes, paddle board around the lake, or explore in kayaks. Life Adventure has something for you! Even better, enjoy discounts with one of our adventure packages.
0.7 miles from hotel
Discover the Mourne countryside like never before at Mount Pleasant Trekking Centre. Enjoy a fun-filled day for the whole family, with plenty of joy and excitement as you trek through the scenic surroundings. With over 50 years of experience, this family-run business caters for beginners to advanced riders, offering a range of different options to suit you. An unforgettable experience is guaranteed!
1.4 miles from hotel
Tour Whitewater Brewery
Incredible Craft Beer Experience Steeped in Family Traditions & Northern Ireland’s Heritage
Working Brewery | Tours & Beer Tastings | Sloan Family | Irish Storytelling | Mourne Mountains
Set amidst the immense beauty of the Mourne Mountain range, be inspired by the history of Whitewater Brewery and the hard-working Sloan family who started their craft beer business in 1996 on a 5th generation family farm in their great grandfather’s barn. From these humble begins, through a lively guided visit hear how the brewery has become a multi-award-winning success. Revel in the dynamism of a working brewery from the noise and smells to enjoying a first-class beer sample crafted at the very heart of the brewhouse.