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Whiterock and Sketrick, Killinchy - Strangford Lough

Summer in Ards and North Down

Join us on immersive experiences and guided tours. Take in the natural beauty of our countryside, encounter water’s edge wonders, charming towns and villages and our delicious food and drink. Our local people are ready to welcome you and share their passion and skills.

  • Whiterock and Sketrick, Killinchy - Strangford Lough

    Summer in Ards and North Down

    Join us on immersive experiences and guided tours. Take in the natural beauty of our countryside, encounter water’s edge wonders, charming towns and villages and our delicious food and drink. Our local people are ready to welcome you and share their passion and skills.

  • A father and son looking at a train exhibit at Ulster Transport Museum, Cultra

    Father’s Day inspiration

    Men are notoriously hard to buy for but this Father’s Day, Sunday 16 June 2024, we have the ultimate gift guide! With unique experiences for all types of enthusiasts, eateries for all taste palettes and an array of local makers and shops, you won’t fall short of getting something your Dad is sure to thoroughly enjoy…

  • Holywood's Maypole on May Day

    The History of Holywood's Maypole

    The Maypole has been synonymous with Holywood for generations and indeed its history covers centuries. However, did you know there have been numerous different structures over the years, each with their own story to tell…

  • A mother and her toddler walking along a pathway at The Ark Open Farm in Conlig, Ards and North Down
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    Mother's Day inspiration

    Spend this Mother's Day, Sunday 10 March, with nearest and dearest, celebrating your Mum, or someone who is just like a Mum to you, doing something together. Whether it's a walk, a craft activity, an afternoon tea out or a treat at the spa, you are sure to find something to treat her with, here in Ards and North Down.

  • Shopping made easy in our Visitor Information Centres, graphic
    Categories: Inspiration

    Local Gift Inspiration in our Visitor Information Centres

    With this Christmas Gift Guide discover some of the ranges from local crafters and makers available in our Ards and Bangor Visitor Information Centres.  A festive shopping experience is waiting, call in and support local creative businesses, you’re sure to find something unique and special this December!

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