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Campsites in County Down
Campsites in Annalong, County Down
- Annalong Holiday Park, Annalong, County Down
Campsites in Ballyhalbert, County Down
- Ballyhalbert Holiday Park, Ballyhalbert, County Down
Campsites in Ballywalter, County Down
- Rockmore Caravan Park, Ballywalter, Newtownards, County Down
- Rosebank Caravan Park, Ballywalter, County Down
- Sandycove Holiday Park, Ballywalter, County Down
Campsites in Belfast, County Down
- Dundonald Touring Caravan Park, Belfast, County Down
Campsites in Cloughey, County Down
Campsites in Downpatrick, County Down
- Castle Ward, Strangford, Downpatrick, County Down
- Coney Island Caravan Park, Ardglass, Downpatrick, County Down
- Edgewater Holiday Park, Minerstown, Downpatrick, County Down
- Strangford Caravan Park,Strangford, Downpatrick County Down
- Delamont Country Park Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Campsites in Hillsborough, County Down
- Lakeside View Caravan Park, Hillsborough, County Down
Campsites in Kilkeel, County Down
- Cranfield Caravan Park, Kilkeel, County Down
- Cranfield Bay Holiday Park, Kilkeel, County Down
- Shanlieve Caravan Park, Kilkeel, County Down
- Silvercove Caravan Park, Kilkeel, County Down
- Chestnutt Holiday Park, Kilkeel, County Down
- Leestone Caravan Park, Kilkeel, County Down
- Sandilands Holiday Park, Kilkeel, County Down
Campsites in Millisle, County Down
- Seaview Caravan Park, Millisle, County Down (CNI Members offer)
- Ballywhiskin Caravan and Camping Park, Millisle, County Down
- Woodland Caravan Park, Millisle, County Down
Campsites in Newcastle, County Down
- Castlewellan Forest Park, Castlewellan, County Down
- Bryansford Caravan Park, Bryansford, County Down
- Bonnys Caravan Park, Newcastle, County Down
- Windsor Holiday Park, Newcastle, County Down
- Lazy BJ Ranch, Newcastle, County Down
- Meelmore Lodge, Newcastle, County Down
- Mourne Camping, Newcastle, County Down
- Mourneview Caravan Park, Newcastle, County Down
- Murlough Cottage Caravan Park, Newcastle, County Down
- Sunnyholme Caravan Park, Newcastle, County Down
- The Rock Certificated Site, Newcastle, County Down
- Tollymore Forest Park, Newcastle, County Down
- Woodcroft Park, Newcastle, County Down
Campsites in Portaferry, County Down
Campsites in Rostrevor, County Down
Down contains two significant peninsulas: Ards Peninsula and Lecale peninsula.
The county has a coastline along Belfast Lough to the north and Carlingford Lough to the south (both of which have access to the sea). Strangford Lough lies between the Ards Peninsula and the mainland. Down also contains part of the shore of Lough Neagh. Smaller loughs include Lough Island Reavy.
The River Lagan forms most of the border with County Antrim. The River Bann also flows through the southwestern areas of the county. Other rivers include the Clanrye and Quoile.
There are several islands off the Down coast: Mew Island, Light House Island and the Copeland Islands, all of which lie to the north of the Ards Peninsula. Gunn Island lies off the Lecale coast. In addition there are a large number of small islands in Strangford Lough.
County Down is where, in the words of the famous song by Percy French, "The mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea", and the granite Mourne Mountains continue to be renowned for their beauty. Slieve Donard, at 849 m (2,785 ft), is the highest peak in the Mournes, in Northern Ireland and in the province of Ulster. Another important peak is Slieve Croob, at 534 m (1,752 ft), the source of the River Lagan.
- Places of interest
- King John's Castle on Carlingford Lough.
- An area of County Down is known as the Brontë Homeland (situated between Rathfriland and Banbridge, where Patrick Brontë had his church), after Patrick Brontë (originally Brunty), father of Anne, Charlotte, Emily and Branwell. Patrick Brontë was born in this region.
- The city of Newry in the south of the county contains St Patrick's (Church of Ireland, 1578), overlooking the city centre from Church street, on the east side of the city, which is considered to be Ireland's first ever Protestant church. The Newry Canal is also the first summit-level canal ever to be built in the British Isles.
- Castlewellan Forest Park.
- Down is also home to Exploris, the Northern Ireland Aquarium, located in Portaferry, on the shores of Strangford Lough, on the Ards Peninsula.
- The Old Inn in Crawfordsburn is one of Ireland's oldest hostelries, with records dating back to 1614. It is predated however by Donaghadee's Grace Neill's which was opened in 1611. The Old inn claims that people who have stayed there include Jonathan Swift, Dick Turpin, Peter the Great, Lord Tennyson, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, former US president George H. W. Bush, and C. S. Lewis, who honeymooned there.
- Tollymore Forest Park.
- Scrabo Tower, in Newtownards, was built as a memorial to Charles Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry.
- Saint Patrick is reputed to be buried at Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, reputedly alongside St. Brigid and St. Columba.
- Saul, County Down (from the Irish: Sabhall meaning "Barn") – where Saint Patrick said his first eucharist in Ireland
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