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

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 features

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)
How to get there

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 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 64 vacation rentals near Downpatrick. From 18 Houses to 18 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Downpatrick for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Downpatrick?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Downpatrick. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Killyleagh Castle: 274 vacation rentals
  • St. John's Point Lighthouse: 46 vacation rentals
  • Down County Museum: 84 vacation rentals
  • St. Patrick Centre: 81 vacation rentals
  • Down Cathedral: 84 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Downpatrick?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 18 Houses in Downpatrick. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downpatrick include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 18 rentals available
  • Cabins: 24 rentals available
  • Cottages: 24 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downpatrick?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Downpatrick. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.