Design © 2011  Groomsport Co Down County Down is remarkable for its many low, beautifully cultivated hills. However, in south County Down, the rugged Mountains of Mourne, formed from stark granite, offer a striking contrast to this arable land. Here, Slieve Donard rises to a height of 848 metres. Slieve Croob tops another group of hills in the centre of County Down. To the east, the Ards Peninsula forms a barrier between the sea and an almost land-locked Strangford Lough. With a history spanning 7000 years, County Down has many important archaeological sites and ancient monuments, together with attractions for the sportsman, the climber and the walker. Click on a link opposite for more... What’s Nearby “Cove Avenue” Groomsport Donaghadee Ballycopeland Windmill Somme Heritage Centre Portaferry and Exploris Scrabo Tower County Down and the Ards peninsula have so much to offer the visitor fit is difficult to cover all the riches that lie in store however please the links below for a small example of the quality visitor attractions and activities in the area. Cove Avenue is the ideal location in which to enjoy your stay in Northern Ireland and makes an excellent base to explore further afield including the Mournes and the Giants Causeway