Destination guide

Travel to culturally rich Downpatrick

The area's cathedral and culture are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Downpatrick. This city's golfing, horse racing and horseback riding draw many visitors. Belfast Botanic Gardens and Ulster Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Downpatrick

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Downpatrick has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Exploris Aquarium (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Royal County Down Golf Course (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Malone Golf Club (17.6 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Belvoir Park Golf Club (17.7 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Pirates Adventure Golf (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Dunmurry Golf Club (18.4 mi / 29.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Downpatrick

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Downpatrick is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Belfast Botanic Gardens (19.1 mi / 30.7 km)
  • Kearney Beach (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Castlewellan Forest Park (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Newcastle Beach (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Slieve Donard (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Slieve Bearnagh (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)

Traveling to and around Downpatrick

The nearest airport is in Belfast (BHD-George Best Belfast City), located 20.3 mi (32.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Belfast (BFS-Belfast Intl.), which is 30.3 mi (48.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Downpatrick?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 92 holiday lettings near Downpatrick. From 31 Houses to 18 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Downpatrick is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Downpatrick?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Downpatrick. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Down Cathedral: 107 holiday lettings
  • Downpatrick Golf Club: 105 holiday lettings
  • Killyleagh Castle: 331 holiday lettings
  • Down County Museum: 108 holiday lettings
  • Quoile Pondage Nature Reserve: 245 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Downpatrick listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Downpatrick?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 31 Houses in Downpatrick. Our other popular types of Downpatrick holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 18 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 35 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 35 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Downpatrick?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 69 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Downpatrick. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.