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Located in the northeast of Northern Ireland, County Down is a maritime county in the province of Ulster. The history of Down is inextricably linked with southwest Scotland. In the late 16th and 17th centuries the county was settled by large groups of Scots and, later, was part of the Plantation of Ulster. Down contains both the most eastern point in Ireland, Burr Point, and the most southerly point in Northern Ireland, Cranfield Point.
Down Patrick is the main town in County Down. Legend has it that St Patrick founded a church in the town and that he is buried here too. The town began with the building of a Monastry, sometime during the 8th century. The Protestant Down Catherdral now stands on this site and dates from the 19th century. In the churchyard is a 10th century cross, said to be the burial place of St Patrick. Just outside the town is Streull Wells, another historical site with links to the Irish Patron Saint. It is the site of an old pagan place of worship, which St Patrick is said to have visited and blessed. Nowadays, it is home to the ruins of a church, a 17th century bathhouse and a picnic area. The Town also has a museum dedicated to the famous saint, where visitors can learn all about his life and early Christianity in Ireland.
For those seeking outdoor pursuits, the county is home to some of the finest golfing and coarse fishing in the country. Down also plays host to two public forest parks renowned for nature treks and other outdoor pursuits. Strangford Lough is another part of Down much-loved by outdoor enthusiasts.