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  1. November Events
    See what is happening in Ards and North Down this November, the month we welcome the festive season into our borough.
  2. Christmas in Ards and North Down
    A calendar of Festive fun in store in Ards and North Down this November and December.
  3. Ards and North Down Village Christmas Light Switch On Events
    Find out dates and locations of all the borough village Christmas Light Switch On events happening in our villages across Ards and North Down.
  4. Seasonal Shopping and Festive Markets
    Find the perfect gift from these seasonal pop up shops, festive markets and artisan fairs in Ards and North Down.
  5. A red ribbon tied in a bow

    Gift your loved ones a piece of Ards and North Down this Christmas.

  6. A trio of images showing walking spots in Ards and North Down

    Relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Not only do we have 185km of scenic shores to explore, we have award winning parks and open spaces here in Ards and North Down.

  7. Food and Drink Trails and Tours
    Tantalise your tastebuds with these food and drink orientated trails and tours.
  8. Itineraries: Exploring Ards and North Down
    Let us help you make the most of your visit to Ards and North Down, whether you are looking a family getaway or an adventure for two, we have something for all. Our itineraries will guide you through some of our most spectacular landscapes and scenery, picture perfect settings, towns and villages that each hold a warm welcome.
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Delve into rich culture and heritage, explore parks and gardens, discover the coast and feast on fabulous food.

  1. Golf in Ards and North Down
    Ards and North Down is renowned for for it’s most famous home grown player; world golf star Rory McIlroy and and Ireland's oldest golf club, The Royal Belfast. Perfect for your Society break, Ards and North Down have courses for all levels, and plenty to do to make your visit all the more worthwhile.
  2. Taste Ards and North Down
    Taste Ards and North Down - a leading food region where culinary innovation thrives. The finest and freshest ingredients are sourced in abundance from our fertile fields and sparkling shores and can be found at our markets, artisan food shops and dishes across the region's award-winning restaurants.
  3. Sustainable Tourism
    The need to be green and sustainable to protect the planet is increasing, across in our personal lives and for businesses. Tourism is no exception with many of our attractions, activity and accommodation providers taking steps to protect the environment and be more sustainable.
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