Each camping site, caravan park and holiday park is shown on the map below. Click on a pin to see the full information about the site. If there are circles with numbers in them that means there are several sites close together, so zoom in on the map to see the individual pins.
Gold pins represent Premium Listed Parks.
Below the map is the list of the sites and parks. Please click on the names on the individual listings to see a street view map.
Events, Attractions and Places to Visit in County Down
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Part of the Historic Houses Association with over 315 properties throughout the UK to visit.
Check website for current opening hours and tariff.
National Trust - Murlough National Nature Reserve
Cared for as Ireland's first nature reserve since 1967, the fragile 6000 year old sand dune system is an excellent area for walking and bird watching.
Lovely views from the paths & boardwalks on the walks through the dunes, woodland & surrounding countryside. One of N. Irelands most popular sandy beaches
Open All Year - Dawn to Dusk.
Check website for other places to visit in the area.
Old Barrack House & Gardens, Hillsborough
Bordered by an old stone wall at the rear of a listed Georgian terrace house, this secret garden has been transformed into a quiet haven, with views of a lake with swans.
The garden is accessed through the first arched gateway at the bottom of the hill, opposite Hillsborough Private Clinic & can accomodate groups up to 50 people.
By prior appointment only, 1st May to 1st September.
National Trust - Castle Ward
Known for its mixture of architectural styles, Castle Ward is an interesting 18th-century mansion.
Grounds - Open All Year.
House & Tearoom - Open 12 March to 30 Oct 2011. Check website for opening times of other attractions.
Hillsborough Castle & Gardens
Built in the 1770s by Wills Hill, the 1st Marquis of Downshire, this 18th-century mansion was formerly the home of the Governor of Northern Ireland, but is now the official residence of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
The Castle opens its gates to the public each SATURDAY in May, June and August.
A tour of the House lasts approximately one hour with the last tour beginning at 4pm.
Public Forests in County Down
Public Forests in County Down - full of woodland walks but no recreational centres, unless indicated on the website.
National Trust - Mount Stewart House & Gardens
Neo-classical house and celebrated gardens - one of the most unique and unusual gardens in the National Trust's ownership.
The mild climate of Strangford Lough allows astonishing levels of planting experimentation.
Lakeside Gardens are Open All Year.
Check website for full opening hours.
The capital of the Kingdom of Mourne is home to the largest fishing fleet in Ireland. Kilkeel has an 18 hole golf course & is situated at Mourne Park, close to the town. For those wet days Kilkeel has an indoor swimming pool and leisure centre for all the family. The Esplanade beside the Leisure Centre has plenty of open space with an outdoor playground and tennis courts. (4 miles from Cranfield)
National Trust - Rowallane Garden
With trees, shrubs and plants from around the world this is a true plantsman's garden in an informal style.
Gardening tours with the Head Gardener can be booked.
Open All Year except 25/26 December & 1 January.
Information about County Down
Some information about County Down from Campsite Finder Online, your online guide to camping and caravanning.
Take a glimpse into the fascinating life of Saint Patrick with a trip to scenic County Down.
With a history that covers over 7,000 years, Down is blessed with a wealth of heritage sites, but the most famous of all is Downpatrick, where Ireland’s patron saint is reputed to be buried.
County Down is a picturesque spot filled mostly with low, rolling hills that contrast spectacularly with the rugged Mountains of Mourne and Slieve Donnard, which rise dramatically to a height of 848 metres.
Strangford Lough, meanwhile, is an abundant nature reserve with seals, geese, terns and wildfowl nestling amidst its peaceful shores.
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