Castlewellan trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Things to do: parks, fun & games, trails
Castlewellan is a village in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is beside Castlewellan Lake and Slievenaslat mountain, 11mi southwest of Downpatrick. It lies between the Mourne Mountains and Slieve Croob. It had a population of 2,392 people in the 2001 Census.Castlewellan has a wide main street which runs through two main squares lined with chestnut trees. The town was designed by a French architect for the Annesley Family. The Annesley family did not always own the land as they bought it from The Maginess Family. (see Earl Annesley), then owners of what is now Castlewellan Christian Conference Centre and Forest Park, and is unique within Ireland due to its tree lined squares both in the old town (upper square) and new town (lower square) as well as its very wide main street. The old market house in the upper square was built in 1764 and now houses the public library.Add Castlewellan and other destinations to your itinerary using our United Kingdom (UK) trip itinerary planner, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Castlewellan
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Extend your holiday
Visit top cities in County Down:
Best things to do in Castlewellan
Castlewellan Forest Park
Visit for: 2h 30min
Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trails
Visit for: 3h
Visit for: 1h
Recently planned trips to Castlewellan
10 days in Scotland & Maghera BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA June, outdoors, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Ireland & United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SPAIN September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM SPAIN September, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Galway BY A USER FROM SPAIN September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Ireland, Belfast & Maghera BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans