Newcastle PromenadeWhether you seek a strenuous active holiday or a relaxing short break, Newcastle in County Down, has all the activities you could wish for. Our beautiful mountains of Mourne can be climbed to their heights or simply gazed at!

  • Friendly centre for either a restful seaside treat or active sporting holiday
  • Step across the new promenade to the soft, sandy beach & fresh Irish sea
  • Five minute walk to the foot of the splendid Mourne Mountains. Enjoy your climb
  • Two minutes to heated outdoor swimming pool, amusements & games



Newcastle is famous for the Royal County Down golf course. Newcastle is also a great hub for the would be golfer with other great golf courses within a short driving distance.

Royal County Down is one of the oldest Golf Clubs in Ireland with traditions dating back for more than one hundred years.

Situated in Newcastle, where in the immortal words of Percy French, "The Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea", Royal County Down is not only a fine test of golf but has beautiful scenery that is absolutely spellbinding.



Mountain ClimbingMountains


The Mourne mountains offer excellent opportunities for climbing, trekking or walking. A great Family Mountain Adventure is available from Bluelough Adventure Centre which offer:

A one-day course which is perfect for learning what mountain activities are all about. You and your family will get to try out rock climbing, abseiling, scrambling, hill walking and learn a lot in a safe, fun environment under the watchful eye of one of our friendly instructors.


Pony/Horse Riding

Mount Pleasant Riding Centre

Mount Pleasant Riding Centre

Ireland's leading Riding and Trekking centre in the heart of County Down. Situated within 2000 acres of breathtaking forestry encompassing Castlewellan, Tollymore and the Mountains of Mourne, theres no better way to get away from it all than take to the reigns on a splendid horse at Mount Pleasant.



Mourne Trail Riding CentreMourne Trail Riding Centre

Welcome to The Mourne Trail Riding Centre Home Page. In this web site Tom and Maggie Newsam would like to provide their customers with a complete overview of their facilities and services.

As a "family run business" we pride ourselves in care and attention to detail. We only cater for people who can ride so that we may offer our customers the experience and enjoyment of interesting riding on quality Irish Hunters.

Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Mountains of Mourne, the Mourne Trail Riding Centre offers value and services second to none. Don't just take our word for it - call today and find out for yourself.