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.
Newcasle is the ideal location for a golfing break apart from the world famous Royal County Down the following courses are also nearby.
Northern Ireland is the best golfing destination in the world and thats 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 Boards Jim Paul said: Were absolutely thrilled to win this Award it is the ultimate accolade for golfing as it is awarded by the industrys specialists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sailing, Cruising, Wind Surfing, Waterskiing, Jetskiing, Diving - swim at glorious deserted beaches or local swimming pools.
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.