Carlingford today

Just over an hours drive from Ireland's two major cities, Carlingford nestles between Slieve Foy, Carlingford Lough and the Mourne mountains. A unique blend of natural beauty, spectacular panoramas, myths & legends combine with a modern day cultural infrastructure;

11 reputable restaurants -10 cosy pubs - 30 special places to stay - craft & antique shops - adventure centres - yacht charter - equestrian centre - golf courses - Cookery School and much more.

Walk the medieval streets of Carlingford and you can still see most of the original ancient buildings. Guided tours of this unique outdoor museum are available.

Carlingford is at the centre of much more too;

Within an hours drive;

1 Newgrange - the famous 3,000BC prehistoric
burial chambers

2 Proleek Dolmen standing stones

3 Ancient Hill of Tara - seat of the High Kings of Ireland.

4 Battle of the Boyne site

5 15 golf courses

6 The spectacular Mountains of Mourne

7 Slieve Gullion forest drive

8 Mellifont abbey - first Cistercian monastery in Ireland, 1142

9 Trim Castle - largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, 1172

Within two hours drive:

10 Giant's Causeway - a World Heritage Site

11 Spectacular Antrim Coast drive

12 Strangford Lough