Ardglass is located at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, around 20 miles from Royal County Down. Sightseeing attractions in the region include Dundrum Castle and Murlough National Nature Reserve.
The Norman era Dundrum Castle is situated around 30 minutes west of Ardglass. The Castle is believed to have been built in 1177 by John De Courcy as part of his invasion of Northern Ireland. It is considered an important example of Norman architecture.
Murlough National Nature Reserve is a 6000-year-old sand dune system owned by the National Trust and managed as Ireland’s first Nature Reserve since 1967. It is an excellent area for walking and bird watching due to its spectacular location at the edge of Dundrum Bay and the Mourne Mountains.