Mourne to be wild: an activity holiday in Northern Ireland

The mountains of Mourne are now famous for playing Westeros – but it’s also the ideal location for adventurers, with hikes, climbs, kayaking and more

The Mourne Mountains have inspired writers, musicians and adventurers for centuries. The literary connections – the mountains sweeping down to the sea in the songs of Percy French, or inspiring CS Lewis’s Narnia – have given way in recent years to the TV titan that is Game of Thrones. Much of the series was filmed around these mountains, making them, in the space of a decade, Northern Ireland’s most valuable tourist draw.

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