Local Attractions

Rostrevor and its surrounds are some of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty in Northern Ireland and offer a wide range of local attractions:

Food and Entertainment

You don’t have to go very far to find great food. Rostrevor has superb restaurants, such as The Kilbroney, The Old Schoolhouse and The Church. A lot of the other pubs offer great pub food if you’re feeling like a quick bite. Ireland is famous for its pubs and Rostrevor has its fair share of them. We have one for every day of the week! From the traditional Irish session through local bands and on to nightclubs – the Rostrevor area and a little further afield have something to appeal to everyone’s taste. We can help you find out what’s on and where to go for your evening entertainment.


The nearby city of Newry has a long established reputation as a centre of retail excellence. It has all the main high street names for the discerning shopper.


The most famous festival associated with Rostrevor are the Fiddlers Green festivals which gathers together musicians for a weeks festival beginning July 25th.

However there are many other local festivals such as the Blues On the Bay, The Ulster Fleadh, Wee Binnian Walking Festival, Maiden of the Mournes and Kilbroney 2000 to name but a few.

Sporting Activities

If you are into Tennis, there are courts in Rostrevor at Kilbroney Park, Warrenpoint and in Newry. These courts are open to the public all year round.

If golf is your chosen hobby then County Down has it’s fair share of Golf courses. Local courses include Warrenpoint , Kilkeel and Ashfield. We are also less than a 40 min drive away from the no. 1 rated course in the world, Royal County Down

Killowen is a small sailing village near Rostrevor. It also has a thriving sailing club.

There are also a variety of equestrian centre’s in the area for the horse enthusiast.

Cycling is another activity with spectacular circular cycle routes beneath the high Mournes, with beautiful views across countryside with patchwork fields and stonewalls leading to the Irish Sea. Newry & Mourne is linked to the Sustrans Cycle Network via the Newry Canal Cycle Route.


Our entire district is a walkers paradise! Newry and Mourne is a superb walking destination, offering a wide range of walks that cater for a broad range of fitness, ability and experience, from flat easy coastal routes to testing slopes and mountains.

Bird Watching

Newry and Mourne is blessed with a diversity of habitat that leaves the entire area a mecca for bird watchers. The slopes and summits of the Mournes and Slieve Gullion, the oak woods of Rostrevor, the shoreline and its clean beaches and rich mudflat’s, the freshwater streams and lakes scattered across the landscape, all are host to a wide range of bird life, both resident and migrant.


Newry and Mourne’s many rivers and lakes have some of the country’s best waters for game and coarse angling. There is something to suit all levels of angler, be it novice or experienced. Angling is available in the following waters:

Coarse Fishing in the Newry Canal, Camlough Lake and Derrylecka Lake.

Game Fishing in the Clanrye River, Newry; Fane River, Crossmaglen; Creggan River, Crossmaglen; Bann River, Rathfriland; and the Spelga and Fofanny Reservoirs.