Ireland - Counties Down & Armagh (PDF Chapter)
This is the Counties Down & Armagh chapter from Lonely Planet’s Ireland guidebook.
Bird-haunted mudflats, ancient monasteries and picturesque peninsulas call County Down home, while County Armagh is largely rural, from the low, rugged hills of the south to the apple orchards and strawberry fields of the north. Both counties are home to exceptional eateries.
- hike ancient trails or follow the Mourne Wall to Slieve Donard’s peak in the Mourne Moun-tains
- explore the stately home and exquisite gardens of Mt Stewart House
- watch vast flocks of geese, ducks and waders at the Strangford Lough mudflats at Castle Espie
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: County Down, Bangor, Ards Peninsula, Newtownards & Around, West Side of Strangford Lough, Downpatrick, Saul, Lecale Peninsula, Newcastle, Dundrum & Around, Mourne Mountains, Mournes Coast Road, Newry, Hillsborough & Around, County Armagh, Armagh City, Navan Fort, Lough Neagh, Ring of Gullion.
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