4 days in County Down Itinerary

4 days in County Down Itinerary

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4 days in County Down Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Castlewellan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Newtownards
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Dublin

2
nights
Castlewellan

Castlewellan ©
Castlewellan is a village in County Down, Northern Ireland. When in Castlewellan, make a side trip to see Castle Ward in Downpatrick, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Murlough National Nature Reserve, get lost in a book at Castlewellan Library, look for all kinds of wild species at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, and look for gifts at Blue Beans Cultural Gift & Craft Shop.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Castlewellan vacation planning site .

Dublin, Ireland to Castlewellan is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Newtownards.

Things to do in Castlewellan

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Newcastle, Castle Ward
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Murlough National Nature Reserve ©
Murlough National Nature Reserve
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre ©
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre
Tollymore Forest Park ©
Tollymore Forest Park

1
night
Newtownards

Newtownards ©
Newtownards, is a large town, townland and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Castle Espie, then steep yourself in history at Mount Stewart House, then explore the world behind art at Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bangor Castle Walled Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Newtownards trip builder .

Traveling by car from Castlewellan to Newtownards takes an hour. October in Newtownards sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newtownards

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Ulster Folk Museum, WWT Castle Espie, Bangor Castle Walled Garden
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Mount Stewart ©
Mount Stewart
WWT Castle Espie ©
WWT Castle Espie
Ulster Folk Museum ©
Ulster Folk Museum