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Things to do

Castlewellan castle

We know that planning trips or short breaks often requires a bit of research to ensure you make the most of your precious time off so hopefully you wil find the following information helpful as you think about what things you would like to see or do when staying with us at Hillyard House Hotel in Castlewellan or Hillyard Mews in Newcastle.

As you might expect, we are passionate about the stunning area of natural beauty where we are located in and have many personal favourite things to do. We have therefore divided this area of the site into the following four sections that we hope will be helpful:

Within Walking Distance

There is so much to do right on our doorstep, so whether you are wanting to take a leisurely stroll around Castlewellan Forest Park or try something a little more adventurous like Mountain Biking, this section is for you

Further Afield

With the Mourne Mountains just 4 miles away from our hotel and so much more within a 15 to 20 minute drive, why not explore a little further afield as part of your stay?

Things to do in Rostrevor and Carlingford

The Rostrevor and Carlingford areas are stunning and perfect for a day trip, there is so much to see and do

Things to do in Downpatrick and Strangford

There are so many places if historical interest in the Downpatrick area and Strangford is a beautiful village a the mouth of Strangford Lough in the Lecale peninsula in County Down. Both are great options for morning or afternoon trip.

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