Castle Ward - National Trust

Downpatrick BT30 7LS

Explore this exceptional 332-hectare (820-acre) walled demesne dramatically set overlooking Strangford Lough and marvel at the quirky mid Georgian mansion, home of the Ward family since the 16th century. An architectural curiosity, it is built inside and out in the distinctly different styles of classical and gothic.

Downpatrick & County Down Railway

The Railway Station, Market Street
Downpatrick BT30 6LZ

Downpatrick & Co Down Railway is Northern Ireland's only standard gauge heritage railway. The museum features locomotives and carriages painstakingly restored with guided tours of the exhibitions and workshops.

Saint Patrick Centre

53a Lower Market Street
Downpatrick BT30 6LZ

The centre is a new and exciting interpretative exhibition which tells the fascinating story of Ireland's patron saint. Through Patrick's own words a light is shone on the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and its development through his mission.

Somme Heritage Centre

233 Bangor Road
Newtownards BT23 7PH

The Somme Heritage Centre is The Somme Association's flagship project. Situated adjacent to the Clandeboye Estate outside Newtownards, the centre is a unique visitor attraction of international significance showing the awful reality of the Great War, and its effects on the community at home.