County Down (named after the town of Downpatrick) is one of the 6 counties belonging to Northern Irelandand hence depending on the United Kingdom. I visited the county before the annual 12th of July celebrations and found the people of County Down polite and courteous, but less forthcoming and less jovial than in the Republic. As you will see on this page, landscapes of County Down can be quite pretty. With its variety of landscapes, you'll have a choice of places to visit...
Some examples in image and in text are shown below.