What To Do In The Area
Near the shores of Carlingford Lough, at the gateway to the Mournes, Rostrevor has an abundance of exciting activities and experiences, all within a few minutes drive.
Take a ferry trip or cruise over Carlingford Lough or a hurtle down world-class mountain bike trails (we now provide bike storage). Enjoy sessions of great live folk and traditional music in the village, meet alpacas by the beach, learn how to bake traditional breads, explore ancient castles and take a tour of Ireland’s smallest distillery or its only bean to bar chocolate factory.
Try banana boating, paddleboarding, kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, archery, jet-skiing or swimming off golden beaches. Row a currach, catch and cook fish, follow guided tours over the Mournes and so much more. Fancy a luxurious treatment? We highly recommend Niamh’s Beauty Escape across the road from the Rostrevor Inn for fantastic value facials, massages and all kinds of beauty treatments.
The best way to prepare for your visit?
Get hold of a copy of the brilliant Good Craic Guide to the Mournes. Good Craic is the name of Rostrevor’s famous gift shop in Church Street, Rostrevor, a treasure trove of local crafts and arts, CDs, handmade cards, classy souvenirs and much more.
Owner Belinda Cullen put together her Good Craic Guide to the Mournes and Beyond a couple of years ago. She’s now into her third edition as she tries to keep pace with the ever-increasing amount of things to do locally!
On land and water Cloughmore Extreme provide skilled instructors for a variety of exhilarating experiences. Archery, horse riding, rock climbing, bouldering, mountain biking, water bouldering, canoeing, raft building, and many more activities are available for your Rostrevor Trip. Booking required.
East Coast Adventure
Canoeing, kayaking, banana boating pier jumping, guided mountain walks.East Coast have lots of options ready for your visit, including a 30ft climbing tower.
Geology Rocks Adventure Tourism
A team of highly qualified guides offer a wide range of activities from guided hill walking and navigation training to group activities like bushcraft, rock climbing, abseiling, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, wet bouldering and coasteering.
Regular ferry trips between Greencastle and Greenore (near Carlingford) across the Lough offer wonderful views of the Lough and the Mourne and Cooley Mountains.
Check out their scenic summer cruises too.
Niamh’s Beauty Escape
A fully qualified beauty therapist, Niamh provides a full range of beauty & massage treatments which include gel nails, facials, massage, waxing, spray tans, manicures & pedicures.
Visit Mourne Mountains
From giant adventures to where to eat, drink and stay, this is the official guide to everything that’s on in the Mournes.
A few minutes drive from the Rostrevor Inn, you can book a tour of family run Nearnynogs, Northern Ireland’s only bean to bar craft chocolate factory.
A short drive from the Rostrevor Inn, you can book a tour of this craft distillery that produces some of Ireland’s finest whiskeys, gins and poitins.
Peter Rafferty Walking Tours
Peter Rafferty is an expert mountain leader and tour guide with an infectious enthusiasm for the majestic Mourne Mountains. We heartily recommend his walking tours, not least his Hike & Haffuns Tour, which ends with a meal at the Rostrevor Inn!