Ireland - Counties Down & Armagh (PDF Chapter)
This is the Counties Down & Armagh chapter from Lonely Planet’s Ireland guidebook.
Down’s more than Belfast. Ancient monasteries, soaring mountains, beautiful loughs, and picturesque peninsulas abound, with folk and blues festivals adding splashes of colour. Down’s neighbour Armagh is rural and sleepy, with enchanting scenery ideal for walkers and cyclists.
- hike along ancient trails or along the Mourne Wall sweeping down to Downpatrick
- explore the recently restored home and exquisite gardens at Mount Stewart
- spot geese, ducks and waders at the mudflats at Castle Espie
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: County Down, Bangor, Ards Peninsula, Newtownards, West Side of Strangford Lough, Downpatrick, Saul, Lecale Peninsula, Newcastle, Dundrum & Around, Mourne Mountains, Mourne Coast Road, Newry, Hillsborough, County Armagh, Armagh City, Navan Fort, Lough Neagh, Ring of Gullion.
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