Location & Activities

Location overview

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Sunset over the Mourne Mountains – photo by walkni.com

Chances Mourne View holiday apartment is an ideal holiday base, whether you’re looking for a peaceful holiday escape, spectacular scenery or challenging mountain walks. The apartment is superbly located on a stunning stretch of coastline, near Dundrum Coastal Path, in the heart of the Mourne Mountains in County Down. Dundrum itself is a picturesque fishing village, with places of historical interest, such as Dundrum Castle  and an array of fabulous restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, hairdressers and beauticians. Chances Mourne View overlooks the wonderful Murlough Bay Nature Reserve and also offers easy access to Murlough Strand, Slieve Donard and Newcastle.

 

Walking in the Mourne area

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the Mournes from Dundrum bay – photo from walkni.com

If you like to walk then Chances Mourne View holiday apartment offers you easy access to the Dundrum Coast Path. Relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery and wildlife along this 2.5km of the western shore of Dundrum Inner Bay. The path is part of the  Lecale Way, a long distance route that follows the footsteps of St Patrick from  his landing place on the shores of Strangford Lough  around the rocky coastline of the Irish Sea.  If you want to combine your walk with some history then you can walk from Dundrum Bay through the wonderful landscape to the 13th Century Dundrum Castle where you can enjoy views over the 6000 year old sand dunes at Murlough Bay.

 

Beaches of County Down

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Dundrum bay from Walk N.I.

Should you prefer relaxing or playing around on a beach then a break at Chances Mourne View holiday apartment is spot-on!
The blue flag certified beach at Murlough is within easy reach; here you can marvel at some of the best coastline in Northern Ireland and wander along a wide flat sandy beach with a 2 mile wide pebble ridge. Murlough Beach resides within the Mournes and Slieve Croob Area of Outstanding Beauty and the Murlough Special Area for Conservation. Amongst its woodland and heath you can find a varied collection of butterflies and wild flowers and for the bird watchers wintering wildfowl and waders – and if you’re lucky you may even get a glimpse of some common or grey seals!

There is a cafe/restaurant to get some refreshments, picnics sites, good car parking,  and a  life guard service through the bathing season.

 

Golf

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Annesley Links 18th Hole

If you’re a keen golfer then you are in for a treat! The Royal County Down Golf Club is within easy reach of Dundrum; dating from 1889, it is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland and boasts  two world class 18-hole courses, the Championship Course and the Annesley Links. Full information on how to book can be found on the club’s website  – www.royalcountydown.org

 

 

 

 

Food & Drink

Well after all that activity you may be in need of some refreshment!
Dundrum has some very good restaurants to choose from. If you like seafood then why not try the award-winning Mourne Seafood bar, here you can get shellfish sourced from their very own shellfish beds.  Whatever your needs, when staying at Chances Mourne View holiday apartment you won’t be far away from good food and drink and great hospitality.

 

Places to visit

Below are a few suggestions for places to visit while staying at Chances Mourne View holiday apartment in Dundrum.

Silent Valley and Ben Crom Reservoirs – Approx  5 miles by car.
The beautiful Silent Valley is a Mountain Park situated in the high Mournes and features a dam ringed by dramatic Mountain panoramas and the famous Mourne wall located in the U-shaped valley of the Kilkeel river.

Ballynoe Stone Circle – Approx 7 miles by car.
A megalithic monument near Downpatrick where a 100ft stone circle encloses an ellipse of stones and a prehistoric burial mound. Dated to around 2000BC, it is thought the stone circles were begun in the Stone Age and continued in use into the Bronze Age.

Castle Ward – Approx 16 miles by car.
This 18th-century eccentric house with two distinctly different styles, classical and Gothic, will entice you to explore further. This truly beautiful 332-hectare (820-acre) walled demesne, with walking trails, exotic garden, stunning vistas and picturesque farmyard, will unlock your imagination through family history, leisure pursuits, events and industrial heritage. A children’s pastimes centre and laundry room are a short walk from the house in the stableyard, alongside a gift shop, second-hand bookshop and tea-room.

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens – Approx 20 miles by car.
Hillsborough Castle is one of the most beautiful and interesting historic properties in Northern Ireland. The House is a large two-storey late Georgian mansion, and the State Rooms on the ground floor are open to the public. The House looks out over the beautiful gardens, formal and informal, which are filled with exotic plants, mature specimens and modern commemorative trees.

Titanic Belfast Ltd – Approx 27 miles by car.
Discover the world’s largest Titanic experience. Journey through 9 galleries that tell the Titanic story, from her conception to her fated maiden voyage, all at the site of the world-famous ship’s construction yard. Now Northern Ireland’s most visited attraction – great day out!

Ulster Folk and Transportation Museum – Approx 32 miles by car.
The Ulster Folk & Transportation Museum near Belfast is set over 170 acres. The outdoor Folk Museum features many exhibits and exhibit buildings located in Cultra town, the Rural area and the Folk Galleries. The Transport Museum houses one of the best Rail Galleries in Europe as well as road and aviation galleries.