Newry is a city in County Down, Northern Ireland, with the River Clanrye flowing right through it. With unbroken settlements dating back to 4000 BC, it is fair to say that Newry has a lot of historical attractions for visitors. From the town hall to Bagenal's Castle and St. Patrick's Cathedral, a city tour here has some rather interesting architecture on display. You can see all this along with museums and markets, if you have your own vehicle or get a car for hire in Newry.
One of the most interesting sights in Newry is the town hall built in 1893 on a bridge across the Clanrye River. While you are at the town center, you should also visit the beautiful St. Patrick's Cathedral which dates back to 1829. At this point, you will surely need to get hold of a car for rent in Newry, if you wish to continue this tour. The next point of interest is the 16th century Bagenal's Castle on Castle St. The Newry and Mourne Museum is located here, as is a tourist information center. You can follow the Newry Canal all the way to Portadown. You can visit the Newry Market on Hill St.
Visitors heading west out of Newry will bump into the rolling green countryside of South Armagh and the magical landscape of the Ring of Gullion. There are a huge number of attractions here, including Derrymore House, Slieve Gullion Forest Park, the Craigmore Viaduct, Moyry Castle, and the Killeavy Castle and Church. On the other side are South County Down and the ice-age Mournes Mountains created 65 million years ago. Attractions here include the 10,000 year old Silent Valley, the incredible 22 mile long Mourne Wall, Kilroney Forest Park and Cranfield Beach.
Visitors in the mood for a 1-2 hour drive have a unique opportunity because Newry neatly splits the difference between Belfast and Dublin. On one side are massively popular attractions and destinations like Belfast, Lough Neagh, the nine glens of Country Antrim and Giants Causeway. On the other side is Dublin, and a third option is to head inland to Armagh, and then on to Londonderry via Omagh and Strabone.
There are a couple of depots on Flagstaff Rd and Ummercam Rd offering a car rental in Newry for visitors. Use an online service to compare what these agencies have on offer, and you might also find many more agencies located nearby that agree for delivery and pickups here in Newry. Compare the whole lot, find a suitable vehicle and a good deal that you like, and book it right now.
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