Encompassing the bewitching Mournes, one of Europe’s smallest but loveliest mountain ranges, Co Down is best known for its beautiful countryside. But it also boasts a city, Newry, bustling towns and atmospheric villages.
Newry, on the border with the Republic, has an excellent shopping scene and nightlife, while charming Hillsborough adds renowned gastro pubs and stylish boutiques to its Georgian charms. From the famous seaside resort of Newcastle along the coast to delightful Rostrevor, between mountain and lough, Co Down offers many idyllic possibilities for house hunting. Several key locations, such as Banbridge and Newry, are within a commutable drive of Belfast, thanks to the A1.