Things to do

Our World Host trained staff are always at hand to help you plan your stay here at the Burrendale, below are a summary of things to do in the local area.


Tollymore Forest Park

Located 5 minuntes drive from the gates of the hotel, Tollymore is a rare treat. Take an adventurous walk along Shimna River which is marked by many curiosities, natural and artificial rocky outcrops, bridges, grottos, caves and stepping stones over the Shimna River.

Take the family to the duck pond, or tree lovers can examine experiemental forest plots, it is also local knowledge that Oakwood from Tollymore was the preferred material for the interiors of the Whitestar liners including Belfast's own Titanic.

Castlewellan Forest Park

Castlewellan Forest Park located in the nearby town of Castlewellan, visitors should take a walk around the forest parks mile long lake encountering some intriguing modern sculptures along the way including the Ice House.

The froest Parks latest attraction is the Peace Maze, the worlds largest permanent hedge maze representing the path to a peaceful future for N.I. Planted in 2000 with community involvement, it is maturing quickly and visitors can attempt to solve their way to the Peace Bell in the centre of the maze.

Royal County Down

Royal County Down is located in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay, zigzagging back and forth to provide a different vista from virtually every hole.

Newcastle Driving Range

Golf Driving Centre Located In Newcastle 200 Yards From The Burrendale Hotel. Newcastle Driving Range have a Golf Driving Range and an Adventure Golf Course (CRAZY GOLF).The adventure golf course is for all ages.The Golf Driving Range is for all also Club Hire is available at Reception and also during HAPPY HOUR You Get 50% more balls for the same price.HAPPY HOURS Are:12-2pm And 5-6pm (MON-FRI). Newcastle Driving Range take bookings for special occassions such as birthday parties or groups ect. For Bookings and more information please call : 028 4372 5328.
The narrowest ribbons of fairways thread their way through as impressive a set of sand dunes as could be imagined. The fairways are surrounded by purple heather and golden gorse, so beautiful to look at but so punishing for any who may stray from the prescribed path.
The ‘bearded’ bunkers are world famous and feature overhanging lips of marram, red fescue and heather. The greens are fast and many are domed, rejecting any shot lacking conviction. This is a true test of any player’s command of the traditional bump and run, the preferred way to play any links.


Ardglass Golf Course is an 18 hole links course on the north-eastern coast of Ireland with many stunning views and excellent and unique golf holes. The course is just 50 minutes by car from Belfast and only 30 minutes from the world renowned Royal County Down golf links at Newcastle.
The course is a true test of golf, particularly on a windy day. The course hugs the coastline, with no fewer than 8 holes where the Irish Sea coastline comes into play. The Irish Sea is visible from all 18 tees and greens and on a clear day it is possible to see across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man.

The Course is situated at the foot of the Mourne Mountains and can be found 3 miles from Kilkeel town centre on the main Newry Road. The beautiful and historic Carlingford Lough flows alongside and frequent glimpses can be obtained through the many mature trees which separate the fairways.
Only 12 miles from Royal County Down, the Club has played host to the R&A and Senior European Tour having been used as a qualifying Course for the British Amateur and Senior British Open.
The Par 72 Championship Course proves a real challenge to the discerning player and a relaxing round of golf for the casual enthusiast.

Spa Golf Club
Spa Golf Course is 12 miles from Newcastle and is regarded as one of the best parkland courses in the area.
For two years in a row, Spa was host to the European Senior Tour qualifying rounds for the British Seniors Open.
Adjacent to Montalto Estate, with great views of Sileve Croob and the Mourne Mountains, the course is a challenging par 72, just over 6500 yards long.
With a fabulous club house, visitors are very welcome to use the bar and restaurant..

The centres listed here specialise in trail riding for all levels; you don't have to be an expert on a horse to take part! Go for an hour or two or be adventurous and set forth on a weeklong trek! After a full day trail riding, (or even a couple of hours) there's nothing like relaxing in comfortable accommodation and savouring a delicious meal followed by a pint or two in a friendly local


Newcastle and the surrounding area as many parks and attractions for you and your children to enjoy whilst staying at the Burrendale Hotel.


Amusement Parks
Island Play Park
Beach Play Park
Boat Play Park
Pitch N Putt
Crazy Golf


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