Places to visit when staying at

Oakleigh House Bed and Breakfast


A market town with the main entrance to Castlewellan Forest Park. The park covers 460 hectares and it is a mixed woodland with a wide range of walks and cycle trails.

Outdoor facilities include mountain biking trails, fishing, nature watching, canoeing, pony trekking, rambling, orienteering and camping.

Castlewellan Lake
The Peace Maze at Castlewellan Forest Park

The Peace Maze

The Peace Maze was created to mark the signing of the Good Friday Agreement and was supported by the local community as a symbol of unity over the peace deal.

This is one of the largest hedge mazes in the world with 3.5 kilometers of winding pathways to get to the centre where you will have a superb view of the Mourne Mountains.

Annesley Garden and Arboretum

A magnificent collection of trees and shrubs set in landscaped surroundings with fountains, ponds and ornamental greenhouses. Next to the Annesley garden are the Spring garden,the Rhododendron wood, the winter garden and the Cypress pond.


  • Caravanning and camping sites
  • The Grange Coffee House
  • Disabled facilities
  • Way marked trails and guided tours
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Horse riding routes
  • Orienteering routes
  • Fishing
  • Special events such as Castlewellan Agricultural Show
Show jumping at Castlewellan Agricultural Show in July

Castlewellan Agricultural Show

Need a room for the night

Oakleigh House B&B
30 Middle Tollymore Road
Newcastle BT330JJ

028 4372 6816