Warrenpoint is a seaside town in County Down on the northern shore of Carlingford Lough. It is separated from the Republic of Ireland by a narrow strait and sits on the southern approach to the fabulous Mourne Mountains, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the inspiration for C. S. Lewis’ magical world of Narnia!
Warrenpoint offers great bars and restaurants and plays host to numerous festivals including the Guinness International Blues on the Bay Festival, Fiddlers Green International Festival, Sleeping Giants Film Festival, Maiden of the Mournes International Festival, Mournes International Walking Festival and the nearby Kilbroney Vintage Show (Europe’s Largest Classic Vehicle Show).
Just outside Warrenpoint is Narrow Water Castle, a 16th century tower-house and bawn at the strategic point where the Newry or Clanrye River meets Carlingford Lough.
Warrenpoint and nearby areas boasts a host of activities including an 18-hole parkland golf course, pitch and putt, tennis courts, adventure centres, water sports and horse-riding,
Kilbroney Forest Park is in nearby Rostrevor where you can walk the Narnia Trail, climb up to Cloughmore/’The Big Stone’ or check out the mountain bike trails (widely regarded as one of the most exciting mountain bike destinations in Europe). Be sure to visit The Fairy Glen and Giant Murphy's Grave!
Also easily accessible is the Ring of Gullion, Scenic Carlingford Ferry and Cooley Peninsula, Mourne Seafood Cookery School, Cocos Adventure Playground, Formula Karting…..the list really does go on!
Northern Ireland has been rated best region in the world to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet, ahead of Alaska and the Julian Alps of Slovenia, in their Best in Travel 2018 awards, and Warrenpoint is the perfect base from which to explore this special place.