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Newry

Travel Guide

Newry is a city of two counties: its west half of Newry is situated in ambient County Armagh and its eastern half lies in timeless County Down. United by the 19th century town hall that traverses a bridge crossing the river Clanrye, the historic divide between the two counties, this Northern Irish city is one of the country’s fastest growing tourist destinations.

It may be one of Ireland’s oldest cities, but Newry blends a fascinating past with contemporary modern attractions. It is home to a premium shopping district, quirky cafes and trendy bars. There are some truly fine restaurants dotting the banks of Newry Canal and architecture lovers can feast their eyes on 1,000 years of historical buildings throughout the town. Newrypromises you an unforgettable visit.

The Finest Shops in Northern IrelandWith two premium commercial shopping centres, as well as local independent traders along the shore of the canal, there’s something for every shopper. Visit the Buttercrane Centre and The Quays, Newry’s two large retail and leisure complexes, and you’ll be in good company as these draw crowds from all over Ireland. Why not check out Newry’s boutique shops and variety market too? They offer the freshest local produce and unique handcrafted goods.

Why Not Dine Out in Newry?From French bistros to Chinese takeaways, why not try one of its delectable eateries? Peppering the cobbled streets alongside the river and canal, Newry’s central district has a surprisingly continental feel. There are a great number of gastro pubs in the area too, serving locally reared lamb and other delicacies to delight any diner.

Marvel at Newry’s ArchitectureWith 1,000 years of history there’s an eclectic mix of architecture to be found, from modern accomplishments – such the Newry’s contemporary Train Station – to Georgian townhouses in the centre. Why not visit Newbury’s 12th century Cistercian Abbey? If nothing else, the city’s architecture is remarkable purely for its diversity. It’s rare to find somewhere with so much of its early archaeological heritage intact.

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in NewryNo trip to the Emerald Isle would be complete without a jaunt in the country. Newry is close to two designated areas of outstanding natural beauty. The Mourne Mountain range in County Down is one of the largest granite mountain ranges in Ireland, with a multiplicity of activities and wildlife. You could also visit the Ring of Gullion, in County Armargh that is host to the Slieve Gullion natural forest, and dates back to the pre-Christian era.

Take a Break on the BeachAn amble along Warrenpoint Beach, south of Newry on the edge of Carlingford Lough, makes for a great family day out. You will find stunning panoramic views of the nearby countryside and for the more adventurous beach goer, it also offers a number of leisure activities such as jet skiing or kayaking.

Book a trip to Newry todayWith so much on offer, Newry makes for the ideal blend of country and city. Why not book a trip today with Expedia?

The Rostrevor Inn
The Rostrevor Inn
3.5 out of 5
33-35 Bridge Street, Rostrevor, Co Down, Newry, Northern Ireland
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £88 per night from 26 Jul to 26 Jul
Situated in Newry, this inn is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Slieve Martin and within 6 miles (10 km) of Narrow Water Castle and Mourne Mountains. Cranfield Beach and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (69 reviews)
"Had a great night in a nice clean room. Staff were friendly and breakfast was delicious."

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

The Rostrevor Inn
Canal Court Hotel
Canal Court Hotel
4 out of 5
Merchants Quay, Newry, Northern Ireland
The price is £130 per night from 18 Aug to 18 Aug
Located in the heart of Newry, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Newry Town Hall and Newry Cathedral. Ring of Gullion and Ballymacdermot Cairn are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (314 reviews)
"Excellent hotel close to town centre. Friendly & attentive staff."

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2020

Canal Court Hotel
Killeavy Castle Estate
Killeavy Castle Estate
4 out of 5
12 Ballintemple Road, \N, Newry, Northern Ireland
The price is £220 per night from 16 Aug to 16 Aug
Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Cooley Mountains and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ballymacdermot Cairn and Ring of Gullion. Slieve ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (42 reviews)
"Booked this hotel for my parents, they returned home with high praise for the venue and rebooked the hotel for their birthdays in a view months time. They enjoyed the history of the castle, the farming sourced food and cleanliness of their stay"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2021

Killeavy Castle Estate
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Maggie's Cottage is Located on the Side of a Mountain, Overlooking Dundalk Bay
Maggie's Cottage is Located on the Side of a Mountain, Overlooking Dundalk Bay
Ballymackellett Jenkinstown, 0, Dundalk, County Louth
Situated by the ocean, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cooley Mountains and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Proleek Dolmen. Ring of Gullion and Dundalk Stadium are ...
3/5 (1 review)
Maggies cottage
"The view was lovely. Cottage basic facilities. Didn't have WiFi for 3 days. Electricity went at dinner time one day but apparently this is common in the arsa. The owner responded quickly to my queries. Hard drive up and quite remote so wouldn't recommend for older people. If you don't like bugs you ..."

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2020

Maggie's Cottage is Located on the Side of a Mountain, Overlooking Dundalk Bay
Gable Manor is a Luxurious Country House With 5 Bedrooms
Gable Manor is a Luxurious Country House With 5 Bedrooms
Aughnameal, Clontibret, County Monaghan
Situated in a rural location, this holiday home is within 9 miles (15 km) of Wildlife and Heritage Centre, Church Square and Monaghan County Museum. Keady Heritage ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Beautiful House!
"We had an amazing weekend away for a family staycation in this beautiful property in Monaghan. The house is spacious, modern and has stunning gardens which were brilliant for the children to play in. Both the owner and key holder are lovely and happy to help with anything needed. It is only a short ..."

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2020

Gable Manor is a Luxurious Country House With 5 Bedrooms
Delightful Detached Stone Gate Lodge, Built c 1850 and Recently Renovated, at the Rear
Delightful Detached Stone Gate Lodge, Built c 1850 and Recently Renovated, at the Rear
Cormeen Lodge, Monaghan, County Monaghan
Situated in Monaghan, this cottage is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Church Square and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Monaghan County Museum. Sam More Open Farm and Rally School ...
Delightful Detached Stone Gate Lodge, Built c 1850 and Recently Renovated, at the Rear
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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