Castlewellan, situated between the Mournes and Slieve Croob Hill, is proud of its heritage. The Castle, in Scottish Baronial style, was owned by the powerful Annesley family who built the town during the 18th century. The Castle is now a conference centre. Castlewellan Forest Park is one of the most popular Forest Parks in Northern Ireland, attracting many visitors to its world famous arboretum, and the lake is famous for Brown and Rainbow Trout also plays host to major rowing competitions between QueensUniversity and Universities in the Republic of Ireland. Castlewellan Fair Days in May and November attract large crowds. Down District Council organise Walking Festival first weekend in August. Riding centres nearby include Wood Lodge and Mount Pleasant.

 Activities in Castlewellan

Bike Rental
Bicycle Hire Ross Cycles
Ross Cycles Bicycle Hire

Ardnabannon Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Equestrian Centres
Mount Pleasant Horse Riding
Newcastle Riding Centre
Wood Lodge Riding Centre

Game Fishing
Castle Sports
Department of Culture Arts And Leisure
Castlewellan Lake


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