A 2km walk through mostly broadleaf mature woodland...
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the midst of Slieve Gullion Forest Park, the Courtyard sits perfectly.
Established in 1820, its warm stone structure and facilities simply add to the appeal for all visitors. The homely coffee shop and restaurant provides just the right atmosphere for families, walkers and tourists alike.
A 10km drive around the mountain offers visitors spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. For walkers there is a mountain top trail (1,880 ft) to megalithic cairns and lake,with stunning views from the top of the mountain across the Ring of Gullion, Mourne Moutains, Cooley Pennisula and Armagh Drumlins, with over 2,000 years of legend and history awaiting. Cuchulainn, the Red Branch, Fionn Mac Cumhail and other heroes have trodden its slopes.
For the less energetic a leisurely walk around the walled garden is a must, as is a 2km walk through the mostly broadleaf mature woodland, utilising trails on the lower slopes of Slieve Gullion. The woodland comprises oak, ash, birch, beech, sweet chestnut and horse chestnut in which was once part of the Chambre Demesne.
The huge burial cairn on top of Slieve Gullion is known
as the Calliagh Berras House. You can crawl into the burial chamber via
a passageway in the side of the cairn. A skylight allows light to enter,
so you don't need a torch. A must see for all!