Based in the heart of the beautiful Mourne Mountains, Granite Tours offers a range of high quality, fun based, fact-filled tours which will be sure to meet the needs and expectations of all ages.
Our tours show off all that the Kingdom of Mourne has to offer, from Coach Tours through the Mountains of Mourne to walking tours through the seaside town of Newcastle or discovering the historical town of Downpatrick we can do it all.
Granite tours was founded by Noel Smith in 2012. Noel is a Newcastle local with a keen interest in local history & folklore. He has a passion for separating the Myth from the facts and enjoys enlightening people with the stories of the area. Noel is a fun loving energetic person who loves the Mournes and all they have to offer.
Experience the best the Mourne Mountains has to offer from sights of outstanding natural beauty, historical importance & a few gems in between. See where C.S. Lewis got his inspiration for Narnia, the beautiful Slient Valley Reservoir & the historical Dundrum Castle or the buzzing town of Newcastle.
Tour through the iconic Mountains of Mourne, see where C.S. Lewis gained his literacy inspiration for 'The Chronicles of Narnia', visit the famous Silent Valley Reservoir and Spelga Damn, and the historical Dundrum Castle. Also view some of the most outstanding natural beauty that Ireland has to offer.
Duration: 3 hours approx.
Take a walk down Newcastle's promenade and see exactly what makes this famous seaside town so special, from Percy French, Harry Ferguson, to the tragic fishing disaster at Newcastle harbour. So let us take you back in time and bring you on a journey arriving at todays modern, buzzing Newcastle.
Duration: 2 hours approx (1.5 miles).
Take a walk through the historical town of Downpatrick. Visit the world famous Saint Patrick Centre learning all about Ireland's patron saint from his young days to him bringing Christianity to Ireland. Take a walk up to the St' Patricks Cathedral, visit the burial place of Ireland's patron saint and then to the Down County Museum to entrench yourself in the history of this great town from rebellion to tales of transportation—an absolute must stop on your visit to Downpatrick.
Duration: 2 hours approx.