County Down

Down takes its name from the word dún in Irish meaning fort.
Motto: Absque Labore Nihil ‘Nothing Without Labour’.

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in County Down

Inch Abbey, Downpatrick, County Down 1180

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Includes one of Ireland's first Gothic arches & Game of Thrones location Inch Abbey was established as a Cistercian house by John de Courcy and his wife Affreca in 1180 as an act [...]

Inch Abbey, Downpatrick, County Down 11802019-06-26T06:41:36+00:00

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 1180

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A magnificent castle, a renegade & The Time Team Dundrum Castle is located in a spectacular setting overlooking Dundrum Bay and the mighty Mourne Mountains. This ancient hilltop site was chosen by John [...]

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 11802019-08-15T15:31:35+00:00

Scrabo Tower, Newtownards. County Down 1859

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One of Northern Ireland's most famous landmarks Scrabo Tower stands majestically 125-feet high on a hill 540-feet above sea level and is one of Northern Ireland’s most famous landmarks. The site was originally [...]

Scrabo Tower, Newtownards. County Down 18592019-06-28T17:10:04+00:00