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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 to bring these special land and seascapes to life with their local knowledge.  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 simply 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.

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Delamont Country Park

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Situated on the shores of Strangford Lough in an area of natural beauty, Delamont Country Park offers peace, beauty and tranquillity, stunning views across Strangford Lough and a relaxing atmosphere.  Delamont is a place to enjoy that "Feeling of Getting Away from it All".  Delamont is home to the Strangford Stone the tallest megalith in Ireland.

This stunningly beautiful 200 acre Country Park, which is renowned for its favourable, dry, warm climate, offers:

  • Woodland & Countryside Walks 1km-7km on the shores  of Strangford Lough
  • Stunning views across Strangford Lough to the Mourne Mountains
  • Open areas for family picnics, BBQ areas
  • Room hire suitable for church groups, birthday parties, weddings, concerts, corporate events
  • Steamers Cafe
  • Licensed wedding venue
  • Award winning Caravan & Camping Site
  • Outdoor adventure playground
  • Delamont Miniature Steam Railway
  • Horse riding by permit
  • Mobility Scooters available (free to hire) for registered Shop Mobility members

Opening Times
March and October                       9am - 6pm
April and September                     9am - 8pm
May to August                               9am - 9pm
November to February*                 9am - 5pm
*Closed Christmas Day


  • Car £4
  • Motorcycles £2
  • Minibus £15
  • Coach £30
  • Season Ticket available £25


Delamont is located on the A22 Downpatrick to Comber Road, 5 Minutes drive from Downpatrick.

Delamont Country Park, Mullagh, Killyleagh, BT30 9TZ

Purchase an Annual Seasonal Ticket

Season Tickets purchased on-line (£25.00) will be available for collection three working days after purchased, plus two days if purchased at the weekend.

If you wish your Season Ticket to be posted please contact the Delamont Office directly on 0330 137 4856.

(There will be a charge for replacement Season Tickets if required.)

CLICK HERE! Book Your Annual Season Ticket


Steamers Miniature Railway and Coffee Shop


Opening Times

Easter to October- Thursday – Sunday- 9am – 5pm

October to Easter – Daily 9am – 4pm

Full Breakfast and Lunch Menu available. 

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