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Local Area

In a letter to his brother, CS Lewis who penned the works of  “The Chronicles of Narnia” wrote  “That part of Rostrevor which overlooks Carlingford Lough is my idea of Narnia.” While living in England he spoke of the magic of Northern Ireland: “I yearn to see County Down in the snow, one almost expects to see a march of dwarfs dashing past. How I long to break into a world where such things were true.” In his essay On Stories  “I have seen landscapes, notably in the Mourne Mountains and southwards which under a particular light made me feel that at any moment a giant might raise his head over the next ridge.”

In order that you don’t miss out on our local scenic beauty, we have suggested some of the areas of interest in the local area. Click on the links below to see further information on each place.  Of course we will be happy to offer further suggestions during your visit.

Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor.

Kilbroney Park is a beautiful parkland area with many walks. Also a good starting point for walks into the Mournes.

Cloughmor – or “The Big Stone”

Cloughmor is Irish for “Big Stone”, and nestling on the side of the Mournes above Rostrevor, you will find this 30-ton granite rock.

Local Beaches – Cranfield Beach, Murlough Sand Dunes

A gently sloping mostly sandy beach, located at the entrance to Carlingford Lough. The South facing beach is perfect for a swim during the summer months (with lifeguard duty July and August) or for an enjoyable walk anytime of the year.

Local Villages and Towns – Rostrevor, Warrenpoint, Newcastle, Kilkeel, Newry.

Lying at the southern entrance to the Mourne Mountains, the picturesque village of Rostrevor is best described as the “sweetest little watering hole to be found in the three Kingdoms, and one of the most beautiful spots in the whole of Ireland”

Forest Parks – Rostrevor, Tollymore, Castlewellan, Gosford.

There are few parklands in existence which could surpass the beauty of Kilbroney Park.