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Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory

Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory

Step into the past with a visit to Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory and see candy making as it used to be. All candy made by hand, some to traditional recipes over 100 years old.

Giant’s Causeway

Giant’s Causeway

A site of World Heritage and therefore ranked alongside Mount Everest and the Giant Redwoods of California for it’s importance .

The Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s top tourist attraction, and only World Heritage Site. A dramatic coastal landscape steeped in local mythology, the Causeway draws up to half a million visitors a year from around the world.

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Spanning a chasm some eighty feet deep is the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, it’s construction once consisted of a single rope hand rail and widely spaced slats which the fishermen would traverse across with salmon caught off the island. Although no-one has ever been injured falling off the old bridge, there have been many instances of visitors being unable to face the return walk back across the bridge.

Quoile Countryside Centre

Quoile Countryside Centre

Wander through lush woodlands and wetlands of this tranquil riverside haven where wildfowl nest among the reeds and riverbanks.

Peatlands Park

Peatlands Park

Amongst the attractions in the Park are a minature railway and an outdoor turbary site where visitors can get the feel (and the smell!) of cutting turf. The Park is rich in insects, particularly butterflies, moths, dragonflies and damselflies. Many woodland and wetland birds and several species of waterfowl nest here.

Watch out for the annual NI Bog Snorkling Championships in July!

Grey Point Fort

Grey Point Fort

This gun site was built to protect the mouth of the Belfast Lough from enemy invasion and now houses a little military museum. Centrepiece is a 12ft by six inch diameter naval gun which was installed in 1992. It is nearly a century old and was brought from Spike Island in Cork Harbour which also had a defensive fort. Grey Points two guns were sold for scrap in 1957 after the disbanding of the coastal artillery.

Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle is thought by many to be the most picturesque and romantic of Irish castles.

Dundrum Castle

Dundrum Castle

One of the finest Norman castles in Northern Ireland, with views to sea and Mourne Mountains. It was founded in 1177 by John de Courcy, following his invasion of Ulster. This medieval coastal castle, with circular keep and massive walls, stands on the top of a rocky hill commanding fine views south over Dundrum Bay and the Mourne Mountains.

Crawfordsburn Country Park

Crawfordsburn Country Park

Crawfordsburn Country Park is situated on the southern shores of Belfast Lough. It is full of variety, featuring 3.5.km of coastline, often rugged and rocky, the two best beaches in the Belfast area, a deep wooded glen with an impressive waterfall at its head, a pond and wildflower meadows with excellent views over the Lough.

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Downpatrick Town

We flew our drone over Downpatrick town and captured a couple of aerial 360° photographs. Look out for the marker points in the aerial virtual tours, some of which will allow you to jump from the sky down into some of the various visitor attractions found in the town.

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