The city of Newry is in County Down in Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. It is on the border with the Republic of Ireland, and is a busy crossing-over site. The community dates back at least 850 years. Guests in discount hotels in Newry find that it is a compact city that, for most people, can easily be explored on foot. The Catholic Cathedral of SS. Patrick and Coleman, located on Hill Street, was completed in 1829. St. Patrick’s Church on High Street dates back to 1578. It was built on monastery lands granted to the Church of Ireland by Edward VI and is considered to be the first Protestant church in Ireland. Newry’s town hall is unique in that it is built right over the River Clanrye.
Just north of the city is the Craigmore Viaduct on the rail line that links Belfast and Dublin. This bridge was opened in 1852. It has 18 arches, and at 126 feet it is the highest viaduct in Ireland. Newry has a vibrant night life, and next to Belfast it is the best shopping area in Northern Ireland. Your budget hotel in Newry is also well situated to allow you to tour beautiful County Down. Not far away are the Mountains of Mourne of which songs and poems have been written. You can also see the Bronte Homeland, where Patrick, the father of the Bronte sisters, was born. At Portaferry you can see Exlporis, the Northern Ireland Aquarium.