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Greencastle is a small village in County Down, Northern Ireland, located on the eastern shore of Strangford Lough. It is situated in the Ards and North Down Borough Council area. It is a charming village with a population of about 1,000 people, surrounded by beautiful countryside and a stunning coastline.

Greencastle has a long and fascinating history, dating back to the Iron Age. The name Greencastle is believed to be derived from the Gaelic words ‘Grian’ and ‘Caislean’, which mean ‘green castle’. The village was once the home of the O’Neill clan, one of the most powerful clans in the area. It was also an important port during the 17th century, when ships from England and Scotland would dock here to trade goods.

Greencastle is a popular tourist destination, with its picturesque harbour and views of the Lough. It is also home to a number of historic sites, including the ruins of a 16th century castle, a 14th century church, and a 19th century lighthouse.

The village is also known for its annual Greencastle Regatta, which takes place in August and is a celebration of local sailing and rowing. It includes a variety of races, music, and food.

Greencastle is a great place to visit, with its stunning scenery, fascinating history, and friendly locals. Whether you’re looking for a quiet getaway or an exciting adventure, Greencastle is the perfect destination.

Excursion tips for a day in Greencastle

As a tourist in Greencastle, Great Britain, there are many exciting activities to do in and around the area. Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Visit the ruins of the 13th century Greencastle Castle, located in the town centre.

2. Explore the nearby beaches of Ballyronan, Magilligan, and Benone Strand.

3. Take a boat trip on Lough Foyle to see the views of the area.

4. Visit the nearby Mussenden Temple and its grounds.

5. Hike along the Causeway Coast Path, which passes through Greencastle.

6. Enjoy a round of golf at the nearby Greencastle Golf Club.

7. Take a tour of the nearby Dunluce Castle.

8. Visit the nearby Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House.

9. Take a day trip to the nearby city of Derry.

10. Visit the nearby Giant’s Causeway.

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The climate in Greencastle

Greencastle in Great Britain experiences a temperate maritime climate, with mild temperatures throughout the year. In the summer months, temperatures generally range from 14 to 20 degrees Celsius, while in winter temperatures can drop to as low as 4 degrees Celsius. Spring and autumn are generally mild and wet, with temperatures ranging from 8 to 16 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, with the highest amount of rainfall occurring in the autumn months. Overall, Greencastle in Great Britain experiences a mild climate throughout the year, with temperatures rarely dropping too low or rising too high.

Cruise weather for Greencastle

Our weather forecast for Greencastle helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 17.0 °C
min: 12 °C
9.7 m/s
19.4 m/s
97.4 %
20.5 m
91.1 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 15.7 °C
min: 12.1 °C
10.8 m/s
22.0 m/s
98.9 %
24.1 m
91.6 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 16.9 °C
min: 10.7 °C
22.0 m/s
45.0 m/s
88.8 %
21.8 m
87.1 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 17.9 °C
min: 10.4 °C
17.6 m/s
40.1 m/s
93.5 %
22.9 m
87.1 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 14.9 °C
min: 8.2 °C
21.6 m/s
44.3 m/s
99.3 %
12.0 m
95.5 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 13.9 °C
min: 6.9 °C
13.0 m/s
16.6 m/s
88.4 %
18.8 m
88.1 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 15.7 °C
min: 7.5 °C
19.4 m/s
28.1 m/s
27.6 %
24.1 m
82.8 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 12.0 °C
min: 6.8 °C
13.3 m/s
35.3 m/s
81.2 %
24.1 m
94.3 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 15.3 °C
min: 10.1 °C
16.6 m/s
36.7 m/s
89.1 %
24.1 m
91.4 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 16.4 °C
min: 7.6 °C
13.8 m/s
35.0 m/s
56.4 %
24.1 m
81.0 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 16.5 °C
min: 9.6 °C
22.3 m/s
51.1 m/s
88.1 %
20.9 m
91.2 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 15.2 °C
min: 11.2 °C
16.2 m/s
33.5 m/s
90.2 %
21.1 m
82.3 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 18.8 °C
min: 9.2 °C
7.9 m/s
19.1 m/s
50.0 %
24.1 m
70.0 %
1,021 hPa

Cruises to Greencastle

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Scheduled ship calls in Greencastle, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 20th 2024 Saturday, 20th of Jul. 2024 Silver Spirit 08:30 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 MS Amadea 07:00 am 01:00 pm
Sep. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Sep. 2024 Silver Spirit 08:30 am 07:00 pm

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