Places to go:
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre and indoor climbing Wall just 2 miles from the cottages
Tollymore Forest Park just 3 miles from Happy Vale. Perfect location for family walks and picnic. The stepping stones are a must for kids provided the Shimna River is low. A range of signposted walks are available.
Castlewellan Forest Park and Mountain Bike Trails. a range of bike trails are available from family simple trail about the lake (green standard) to black standard – difficult downhill for experienced mountain bikers only.
Rostrevor Forest Park – Long routes suitable for experienced Mountain Bikers only red standard and above.
Silent Valley – great place for easy family walks and a picnic
Newry and Mourne Museum at Bagenal’s Castle
Down County Museum
National Trust – Castle Ward Fabulous day out with cycling, Game of Thrones locations, great walks and scenery
National Trust – Mount Stewart Great gardens and house to explore
Pubs & Places to Eat
Meelmore Lodge – Nearby Camping and a popular Cafe
The Maghera Inn – Local pub, popular with hill walkers
O’Hares Pub – Very popular with entrance from Slieve Donard car park in Newcastle
Greenans Steakhouse, The Square, Kilcoo, BT34 5EZ, Tel 028 40638633
| Dublin Road Mini-market, Kilcoo
Open Mon – Fri, 7am – 10pm,
Sat & Sunday 8 am – 10pm
|Fresh Food Centre, CastleWellan
Mon – Sat 6am – 11pm
Sunday 7am – 11pm