County down is located in the Ulster area of Northern Ireland. It borders county Antrim and the Irish Sea. Visitors of the area will find there is much to see and enjoy in County Down, including the fact that it is the area where Patrick Bronte, the father of the Bronte sisters, was born. The Northern Ireland Aquarium is also located in Down. The Old Inn, one of the oldest inns in Ireland, is located nearby and has records that date back to the early 17th Century, including records of several important people who have stayed in the inn. It is believed that Saint Patrick is buried at Down Cathedral.
The Irish county of County Down is one of the nine counties that makes up the province of Ulster and is also one of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland. The area of County Down covers an area of about two thousand four hundred and forty eight square kilometres. The area of County Down has a population of about four hundred and sixteen thousand and six hundred. Downpatrick is the county town for the area although Bangor is actually the largest town.
The area of County Down borders the area of County Down to the north, the Irish Sea to the east and the area of County Armagh to the west. The area of County Down is one of only two counties of Ireland that actually have a population that is mainly made up of a protestant community.
The area of County Down features two main peninsulas that are known as Lecale Peninsula and Ards Peninsula. The area of County Down has a coastline that runs along Belfast Lough to the north and also Carlingford Lough to the south and both of these have access to the sea.
The area of County Down features a vast number of places of interest and these include an area that is known as Bronte Homeland, St Patrick's and the aquarium of Northern Ireland. The area that is known as Bronte Homelands is located between Banbridge and Rathfriland. Patrick Bronte was born within the region and he was the father of Charlotte, Anne and Emily Bronte