Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Of the eight Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) designated in Northern Ireland, three of them lie within our district.
You can Experience Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s epic geology, biodiversity and archaeology very easily. Browse the three AONB websites, and plan your trip. You can experience the AONBs with our self-guided audio tours or you can choose a personal tour guide whose local knowledge will bring these special land and seascapes to life. You can also use our interactive maps to experience our AONBs before heading out.
There are lots of ways to experience the epic land and seascapes and get involved through volunteering, events, training or bysimply taking a stroll along one of our many tranquil walkways. So get out there and experience all that the Ring of Gullion, Mourne, and Strangford Lough & Lecale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty have to offer.
To experience a virtual reality 360 degree image of Tyrella Beach: Click Here
To experience a virtual tour of the district please watch the YouTube video below: