County Down is a spectacular region of Northern Ireland that has picturesque, low rolling hills which roll directly into the contrasting Mourne Mountains and Slieve Donard. This mystical and inspiring landscape inspired CS Lewis to create the magical land of Narnia in the well-loved children’s storybooks. The history of County Down stretches back over 7000 years and unsurprisingly plays home to a wealth of ancient heritage sites. The most famous of these is Downpatrick, the area in which the patron saint of Ireland is said to be buried. Slieve Donard is Northern Ireland’s highest mountain, which sits beautifully in the stunning Mourne Mountains – a range which sweeps directly into the sea.