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Ideas for things to do when staying at self catering near Newry

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Which self catering near Newry? 

You want to visit Newry, but how do you choose self catering near Newry? We have the answer for you.Rostrevor Holidays is located 2 miles outside the village of Rostrevor, a 20 minute drive will bring you into Newry. Along the seafront via Rostrevor and Warrenpoint, or through the countryside with the view of the Mournes via Hilltown and Mayobridge. The second can be especially useful for avoiding slow traffic at peak times! 

Once again, the strength of the euro against the sterling has made Newry a popular destination for shoppers. As I write this in the run-up to Christmas, the cross-border shopping is as popular as ever. Deals are to be had in various shops around Newry, with the Quays and the Buttercrane popular starting destinations for those shopping trips. However, to make the most out of your trip, you will want to visit the website Newry Bid which is packed full of recommendations on places to visit, cafes to try out, and an up to date list of events that will take place. 

Top activities for under £10 when staying at self catering near Newry. 

Many people choose self catering near Newry as a more affordable option for accommodation. Being able to cook your own meals if travelling with family, or have a sleep in whilst the children watch TV in the morning, is an alternative to a B&B or hotel. Of course, we have also had people book an extra room for all the shopping storage! With that in mind, saving the money for shopping can mean that you don’t wish to spend too much on different activities. However, we don’t want you missing out on what this area has to offer. Therefore, I have compiled a list of things to do and see when staying near Newry.

Live Music in Newry and the surrounding towns


Still a hidden gem in this part of the country is the live music on offer. In Rostrevor, almost every night there is music in the local pubs from The Kilbroney to The Cloughmor. In Warrenpoint, The First and Last is well known for the Traditional Irish music sessions. In Newry, look no further than The Bridge Bar for its packed music line up. 

Cultural and Historical Newry

Bagenals Castle in Newry is home of the Newry and Mourne Museum  If you visit on a Sunday, there is a free tour of the museum at 3pm (although you will need to book for this in advance.) The first couple of months in 2018 will see the museum closed for renovations. This will allow for many of the items that have been donated to the museum since it opened in 2007 to be displayed for the first time. 

Newry is known as the “Merchant city”. Street names, such as Sugar Island, Corn Market, Buttercrane Quay and Merchant’s Quay, all point to the diversity of trade and commerce in the town even in the eighteenth century. After the Belfast Blitz during the Second World War, children from Belfast were evacuated to Newry and its surrounding countryside. In fact, we had a recent visitor who relocated as a child from Liverpool to just outside Newry to live with his Aunt during the Second World War. 

In recent years, there has been a revival in the interest regarding Newry’s history, with events such as Newry City of Merchants Festival taking place at the end of September. The weekend festival incorporates arts, culture and heritage. Drawing on the maritime and industrial history of Newry, celebrating and commemorating the roles of commerce and trade in the city.  

Coffee and Cake 

For those of you who haven’t visited Newry in a couple of years, you may be surprised to find that our offerings of coffee are more than a spoonful of instant in a chipped mug. I will leave it to you to figure out which of the many you wish to frequent. However, if you’re looking for some humour to go along withe the caffeine, have a look at McCooeys Newry 

Cake and Gardening 

For something different, why not head to Warrenpoint for a stroll around Annetts Garden Centre, an award-winning premises. My favourite thing to do (after picking up something new for the garden), it to head up the back to their Dovecote Farm. Miniature Goats, Kun-Kun pigs, and lots of ducks and geese. Enough to keep any adult, or child, entertained. And all for free. Of course, I have mentioned the cake… I recommend checking out Worth The Whisk, the onsite bakery with some scrumptious treats! 



If you’re staying in Newry during the week, take advantage of the special Tuesday night offer at the Omniplex cinema. £3 is all it costs for an adult ticket to whichever movie you fancy seeing that week. 

A new Hair Style? 

A full body massage for £8, a blow dry for £4, or treat yourself to a facial for £5. The Academy training school is always on the lookout for models to allow their students to practice upon (full supervision is of course, guaranteed). 






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