Downpatrick Museum

Walking Tour of Downpatrick


2 hours

Tour Type

Walking tour

Tour Size

Maximum of 18

Enjoy a walking tour of the ancient, historic town of Downpatrick, burial place of three of the most revered saints in Ireland. The Hill of Down is an ancient Christian site dating back to the time of Saint Patrick. A monastic settlement developed on the hill which was the origin of the settlement of Downpatrick.

Learn about the impact of the Viking raiders on Downpatrick and the killing of Magnus Barelegs, King of Norway near Downpatrick in 1103. Discover the Anglo- Norman influence on the town. Fascinating stories of the people and their lives through many centuries of settlement. Visit the magnificent Down Cathedral and Denvir’s coaching inn.

Down County Museum has an excellent collections and exhibitions.


Distance 0.2km

Downpatrick Museum

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Highlights on this walking tour include:

  • Down Cathedral
  • Grave of Saints Patrick, Brigid and Colmcille
  • The Saint Patrick Centre
  • Denvir’s – one of the oldest coaching inns in Ireland
  • Fascinating historical stories through many centuries of settlement

Saturday 2nd April

11.00-13.00 hours

Departure point:

Outside the Saint Patrick Centre, 53A Market Street, Downpatrick.

Group Bookings:
Discount rate available for groups of 10 or more people.  Please contact us for more information.

When booking, PLEASE SPECIFY THE DATE you wish to go on the tour in the checkout “order notes.”
The list of available dates for this tour can be found in our Tour Schedule.

Walking Tour of Downpatrick


Total: 12.00

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