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Local Attractions

County Down as a wealth of natural beauty to enjoy and a host of attractions to keep you busy. We have miles and miles of sandy beaches stretching out under the watchful guard of the famous Mountains of Mourne. The renowned Royal County Down is one of the most naturally beautiful links golf courses in the world. Our forest parks are home to Irelands' finest mountain biking trails, walking trails, horse riding trails, boating and fishing lakes. Game of Thrones filming locations are right on our doorstep, along with the Down Race Course, the islands of Strangford Lough and the homeland of St. Patrick.

Belfast City and the Titanic visitor experience is only 30 minutes away. Major attractions such as The Giants Causeway Unesco World Heritage site and Dublin City's' Guinness Brewery are an easy day trip from Dollys Farm.

Talk to us about arranging tours and activities to enhance your stay!



East Coast beaches 

Explore the breathtaking County Down beaches during your stay   Tyrella, Murlough, Ballyhornan and Dundrum Bay.  Our cottages are conveniently located near these stunning beaches, making them the perfect base for a fun-filled beach vacation.

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Forest parks 

Our accommodations offer access to some of the most beautiful country parks and walks in the area. Enjoy the tranquility and scenic views of Tullymore and Castlewellan Forest Park, or explore the rugged landscape of Mourne Mountains. Don't forget to visit Fodder and Castleward and take in the serene beauty of Delamount Park. Come home to comfort and relaxation in our  accommodations after your day of exploration.

Belfast City

The Titanic Belfast Experience, shopping, eating out, sightseeing tours, political and historical tours. There's lots to do in Belfast and it's just 30 minutes away.

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Outdoor Activities

Mountaineering, horse riding, mountain biking, kayaking, sea swimming, angling, golfing, bird watching, diving, kite sailing, paddle boarding, gentle forest strolls and more. There is plenty to see and do on a trip to County Down

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Healthy Food

Food & Drink


County Down has no shortage of fine dining restaurants and superb eating experiences to enhance your visit.

Cafés, gastro-pubs and top class restaurants serve a wealth of local produce from meat, to fish, vegetables and local beers, ciders and gin.

At Dolly's Farm we will help you find the dining experience that suits your taste.  Here are a few examples of what is on offer in the area.

The Mourne Seafood Bar

The best of fresh local seafood (

Brunel's Restaurant

An award-winning restaurant in the heart of Newcastle, County Down providing fresh, local, seasonal cuisine (

Artisan Cookhouse

committed to using the best local produce available each season. Expect fish from shellfish from Strangford Lough and vegetables from the fertile fields of County Down (

The Lobster Pot

Specialising in fresh local produce such as Kilkeel Lobster, Marlfield Farm Free Range Poultry, Hereford Irish Beef, and Strangford Lough Mussels, the restaurant offers quality food at affordable prices (

The Maghera Inn

Award winning gastro-pub (

The Barn

Set amid the rolling drumlins of Co Down in the heartland of Saint Patrick’s country is the recently refurbished Barn Bar & Country Kitchen (

French's Café & Bistro

Located in the Village of Clough it is a perfect place for nice breakfast, lunch or Diner (


The Whitewater Brewery

Award winning local beer producers. Offering brewery tours and on site music events

The Lakeside Inn

If it is a quiet beverage you are after why not try out the local pub. only a short drive from

the Farm 

The Heights bar

Located in the village of Loughinisland, great for a few drinks and a chat with the friendly locals

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