Kilbroney Park is a park near Rostrevor, originally known as The Meadow and was formerly part of the the Ross Family Estate from the early 1700s. It was visited by William James Thackery, Charles Dickens and Seamus Heaney and may have been the inspiration for Narnia in C.S. Lewis’ writings.
It came into the ownership of the Bowes-Lyon family and the future Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret holidayed here as children.
The park has been run by Newry, Morne and Down District Council since 1977. It contains a collection of some of the finest trees in Northern Ireland and has a glacial erratic which is connected to the Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn Mac Cool) legend.
We enjoyed a couple of nice walks here. Aside from a few sprinkles of rain, it was mostly dry.
Setting the scene
The Narnia walk
The walk along the stream
The Fairy Glen Trail back to the car