Returning south

Today we had a rest from family history. Travelling back from our overnight stay in Coleraine, we bypassed Belfast, and drove to the beautiful gardens of Mount Stewart on the Ards Peninsular. Wonderful colours in the formal gardens, and spectacular views over Strangford Lough to the Mountains of Mourne.

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We took the little ferry at the bottom of the lough and continued on a long a coastline of empty beaches, and castles which popped up at the side of the road.

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We took the high road over the back of the Mourne mountains down to Rostrevor, and then on to the south, crossing the border back into the Republic.

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One response to “Returning south

  1. The gardens are beautiful and how wonderful to drive where castles pop up at the side of the road – smiles – K

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