Self catering accommodation Newcastle County Down, Northern Ireland

NEWCASTLE- ‘WHERE THE MOUNTAINS OF MOURNE SWEEP DOWN TO THE SEA’

Sea View Apartment is located in Newcastle at the foot of the Mourne Mountains and is the perfect location for an excellent range of activities all set in one of the most picturesque landscapes in Ireland.

With majestic, rugged mountains, hauntingly beautiful forests and glorious sandy beaches it’s not surprising that the whole Mourne Mountain region has been internationally recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Mournes will soon become the first National Park in Northern Ireland.

Royal County DownNewcasle is the ideal location for a golfing break apart from the world famous Royal County Down the following courses are also nearby.

Royal County Down has been voted the world's top golf course in the 2016 annual rankings of US magazine Golf Digest.

Golf Digest

  • Bright Castle Golf Course
  • Scrabo Golf Club
  • Downpatrick Golf Club
  • Spa Golf Club
  • Kilkeel Golf Club
  • Ardglass
  • Temple Golf Club
  • Warrenpoint Golf Club
   

Tiger Woods playing at Royal County DownNorthern Ireland is the best golfing destination in the world – and that’s official.

The Province recently beat off stiff competition from the top golfing locations around the world – including the US, Portugal, Spain, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland. – to receive the IAGTO ‘Established Golf Destination of the Year’ award for 2001.

In, reaching its verdict, IAGTO – the global trade association of the golf tourism industry – polled its golf tour operator membership in 24 countries, taking into consideration: customer satisfaction, quality of golf courses and accommodation, support from suppliers, tourist boards & airlines, and accessibility to tee-times.

Accepting the award in Sun City, Northern Ireland Tourist Board’s Jim Paul said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to win this Award – it is the ultimate accolade for golfing as it is awarded by the industry’s specialists.

Royal County Down and Royal Portrush are regularly featured amongst the top 20 courses in the world, and those who have been to Northern Ireland see for themselves the fantastic golf we have on offer.

The 2015 Irish Open golf tournament was hosted by Royal County Down - the first time in 75 years the prestigious event has been held at the Newcastle course.

Royal County Down has been voted the world's top golf course in the 2016 annual rankings of US magazine Golf Digest.

Golf Digest

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Walking:
The Mourne area of outstanding natural beauty is the ideal walking break destination. Whether you are a keen hill walker or just enjoy a gentle stroll, there are walks for every ability. There is a diverse landscape, which offers walks to savour mountains, drumlins, forests, lakes, rivers and beautiful sandy beaches.

Guided upland and lowland walks are available and there are a number of pre-mapped routes with route cards.

The award winning promenade in Newcastle provides the ideal vantage point to admire the Mournes.

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Cycling:
The Mournes is an ideal cycling destination as it has terrain to suit all types of cyclists, from challenging mountain climbs to flat and gently rolling hills of the lowland coastal planes.

There are seven local sign posted Cycle Trails for you to follow each with varying degrees of difficulty and length. Bikes can be hired locally by the day.

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Horse riding on Murlough Beach below the mornesHorse Riding:
Enjoy gentle treks through forest glens, a pleasant canter by the waters edge of the Irish Sea or an exhilarating gallop along the sands.

All levels of riders are catered for, whether it's your first time or you're an experienced rider, there are all degrees of trekking available with horses and ponies to suit everyone. We can arrange horse riding for guests with one of the most experienced equestrian centres in the area.

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Fishing:
Coarse, Game and Sea fishing all available locally.

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Sailing at Newcastle Harbour

 

Water Sports:
Sailing, Cruising, Wind Surfing, Waterskiing, Jetskiing, Diving - swim at glorious deserted beaches or local swimming pools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock Pool
South Promenade, Newcastle
Tel: 028437 25034

The Rock Pool was built about 60 years ago, the sea water pool is regularly cleaned and loved by the locals.

Swimming lessons, lifesaving lessons, and public swimming in Newcastle's famous landmark outdoor pool.

Swimming season: July and August. Opening times: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 2pm-6pm. Supervised by lifeguards. Entrance fee: £1.20 adults; £1 children. Further information: Newcastle Leisure Centre, 028 437 25034.
Directions: Drive down Newcastle Main Street, Central Promenade, Rock Pool is situated on South Promenade, on left hand side
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