Situated at the foot of Northern Ireland’s highest mountain, Slieve Donard, is the seaside resort of Newcastle.
Whether you are looking to take a stroll along its award-winning promenade or just intend relaxing on its sandy beaches, the town has something to offer for everyone. There are a multitude of indoor and outdoor amusements, donkey rides, novelty shops, cafes and ice cream parlours.
Newcastle’s Tropicana complex includes an outdoor heated pool with a giant waterslide to help keep the kids entertained, while toddlers are also catered for with paddling pools and a mini slide.
In the town’s Castle and Island parks, there are a whole range of outdoor facilities available, including crazy golf, go-karting and swan pedalos, as well as tennis courts and a 9-hole pitch and putt course.
There is also plenty of seaside entertainment to be found within Newcastle’s hotels and bars, while the local restaurants boast delicious home-cooked meals.
Adjacent to the magnificient Slieve Donard Hotel is the Royal County Down Golf Club, which includes two 18-hole links courses and is rated as one of the best golf courses in the world.