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Our Visitor Information Centres in Downpatrick and Newcastle offer a high quality service, including:

Free information
We can give you a wide range of information on the local area and free tourism literature covering the Down District and the whole of Northern Ireland. You can comfortably browse our literature in our seating area for customers

Accommodation Reservation
We provide an Ireland and UK wide accommodation booking service.

Fax and Photocopying 
If you need a photocopying or faxing service call into the Visitor Information Centre.

Extended Opening Hours during Summer Months
Newcastle VIC stays open until 19:00 during the summer months, while Downpatrick VIC is open until 17:00.

Wheelchair Hire Facilities 
We provide a wheelchair hire service for visitors to Down District

Access for disabled
We have disabled access and parking at the front of the Visitor Information Centres for your convenience.

Facilities for people who have hearing or sight problems
We have trained staff who can provide facilities for people with hearing or sight problems, and also have a Loop System installed in both Visitor Information Centres.

24 hour telephone answering machine and out-of-hours information

A widely stocked Gift and Craft shop - Newcastle only
For the perfect gift to take home we have an extensive range of locally produced craft products.

Left luggage facilities - Newcastle only 
While you explore the area or want to go for a walk in the Mourne Mountains, we can take care of your luggage.

The Visitor Information Centres are committed to providing quality services which are valued by people who live in and visit the area.

We always welcome suggestions from our customers. Your comments will help us improve our services. You can make suggestions in a number of ways.

You can contact any member of staff in the visitor information centre by phone, letter, fax or e-mail or in person.
You can pick up a customer comments form from any council building in the District and return it freepost. (You do not need a stamp)
You can use the suggestion box in either of the tourist information centres
 

Contacts:

Downpatrick Visitor Information
The Saint Patrick Centre,
53a Market Street
Downpatrick, BT30 6LZ
T 0 28 4461 2233
F 0 28 4461 2350
E downpatrick.vic@downdc.gov.uk

Newcastle Visitor Information
10-14 Central Promenade,
Newcastle, BT33 0AA
T 0 28 4372 2222
F 0 28 4372 2400
E newcastle.vic@downdc.gov.uk