County Down is renowned for its beautiful hilly country and then in the south for the famous Mountains of Mourne that really do go down to the sea as in the famous song. To the East the Ards Peninsula forms a barrier between the sea and Strangford Lough. The city of Belfast sits on the border of County Down and County Antrim and has many attractions including fine shopping, the Titanic heritage and Hillsborough Castle.
In County Down the small towns are a real pleasure to visit and explore. The market town of Banbridge with its charming bridges across the river Bann and hilly backdrop is a delight, and the seaside town of Bangor has popularity with summer visitors. The Ulster Way passes though this area and attracts many people looking for some good walking trails. The forest parks around Castlewellan are popular with walkers and the church at Moira a tranquil place to visit.