Mourneview B&B is located just 5 minutes’ drive from any number of beautiful attractions – there’s always something to do!
Carlingford, a Medieval town dating back to the 12th century, is steeped in history.
Named from Old Norse ‘Kerlingfjǫrðr’ meaning ‘narrow sea-inlet of the hag’, the village has been occupied by numerous rulers, Vikings and Normans among them!
The village is perfect for a relaxing walk through the quaint medieval streets – incredibly, all of Carlingford’s ancient buildings are still standing. Not to be missed is a visit to Carlingford Castle, built on a rocky outcrop overlooking Carlingford Lough. From this first stone castle, the town developed – burgage plots, defensive walls, narrow streets, and tower houses, Carlingford has it all.
A guided tour of Carlingford can be easily arranged, just contact the Carlingford Heritage Centre on +353 (0) 42 9373454. You can also make a visit directly to the Carlingford Heritage Centre, opened in 1992, and trace the history of the town in the Triptychs. For further information, contact Carlingford Heritage Trust on +353 (0) 42 9373454, or simply visit their website at www.carlingfordheritagecentre.com
Surprisingly, for such a small village, Carlingford has numerous fantastic restaurants.
Ranging from those serving exquisite fresh seafood – including the renowned Carlingford Oyster – to pubs serving traditional Irish food, to fine Italian-style bistros, Carlingford has something for everyone.
The Greenway The Greenway is the perfect place to take a nice walk or bicycle ride enjoying the great views along Carlingford Lough. The Greenway will allow you to take in the natural beauty of the area on a path through old railway level crossings. A 7km path providing lots of opportunities to take some beautiful pictures of the mountains and Carlingford Lough.
Carlingford boasts several pubs, craft and antique shops, and an adventure centre. There are also 2 golf courses on the Peninsula, and you can even try your hand at learning to sail at the Carlingford Sailing Club.
Carlingford has many events throughout the year, plus numerous recreational and sporting activities. Check out the Carlingford tourism website for more information www.carlingford.ie
Just outside the village, you can also take a walk in the Cooley Mountains, offering fantastic views of Carlingford Lough from Slieve Foye mountain. Maps are available from the Information Centre in Carlingford for the ‘Táin Way’ – a waymarked walking route covering 40km of the Cooley Mountains.
A stroll along the local Blue Flag beach at Templetown, just 6km away, is also not to be missed.