Warrenpoint - UK, N Ireland

Warrenpoint is a small town and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland. It lies on the northern shore of Carlingford Lough and is separated from the Republic of Ireland by a narrow strait. It has a rich history with roots in trade thank to its port, which was originally constructed in the 1770's and consisted of only a wet dock and several piers. Warrenpoint is known for its scenic location and Warrenpoint Park. This park showcases a spectacular selection of flowers and an Edwardian bandstand, which still houses concerts during the summer including the Maiden of Mourne festival and the Blues on the Bay music festival. There is a passenger ferry service between Warrenpoint and Omeath. Sights include the nearby Narrow Water Castle, a three-storey tower house built in 1560 to protect the entrance to the Newry river estuary. Across the road, to the east, is the new Narrow Water Castle, really a stately home, built in 1840.