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  1. February Events
    Find out what's happening in Ards and North Down this February.
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    Take an afternoon, or better still, make it a getaway, just the two of you and spend time together in Ards and North Down.

  3. Two images, one of Donaghadee lighthouse and harbour and the other of a film clap board and film reel

    BBC TV series 'Hope Street' first hit our screens in late 2021, and is filmed entirely in the 'Beacon on the Coast', Donaghadee, or ‘The Dee’ as it is known to locals! As the show  returns to screens for a second series, fans of the hit police drama are flocking to the thriving town to see its seaside beauty.

  4. Offers
    Everyone loves a special offer, we love getting them ourselves, but we also love sharing them with others, have a look at some of our current offers...
  5. Markets
    We are well known for our wonderful local markets which have been a tradition for over 100 years. Dotted amongst our towns and villages, some weekly, some monthly, a foodie lovers haven. Come along and pick up delectable delights to taste and enjoy.
  6. 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.
  7. Plan Your Trip
    Ours is a place to escape to, slow down and feed your spirit Ards and North Down is defined by lush fertile fields and sweeping loughs, even the furthest reaches are within an hour of Belfast. Savour our award-winning local food and drink, be inspired by creative makers, artists and musicians and immerse yourself in our rich heritage.
  8. Itineraries
    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. Explore
    Explore Ards and North Down, our place offers far reaching skies, miles of magnificent coastline, natural beauty, bountiful beaches and inspirational coastal and country walks. Create your perfect escape.
  3. 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.
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