County Down is a county in Northern Ireland.
Cities, towns and villages
English is the primary and only real language, although you may find it a challenge understanding as locals talk very fast and have a distinct accent from the rest of Ireland the UK.
There is a limited bus service between several towns in County Down, but many must connect in Belfast.
The best way to see around is to hire a car, as distances are far too great for cycling.
Visit the Mourne Mountains. Trek the mountain paths for nice rivers and a great view over Newcastle towards the top. Alternatively, drive around them for wonderful scenary (on a good weather day) and quaint mountain walls before reaching Silent Valley and looping back around the other side.