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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 trio of images depicting vikings and a historic graveyard

    Stories, myths and legends from Ards and North Down

    Northern Ireland is home to many stories, myths, and legends, with Ards and North Down laying claim to a fair few of its own. Ruined castles, holy wells, abbeys and military forts where tales of Bronze Age communities, Vikings, early Christian and Ulster-Scots heritage, and the role of this area in the Great Wars, are here to be discovered.

  • Groomsport Beach before sunset, an Inclusive Beach - made possible by Mae Murray Foundation

    Groomsport Beach - An Inclusive Beach in Ards and North Down

    Groomsport Beach is one of the five Inclusive Beaches in Northern Ireland, enabled so by the Mae Murray Foundation, which means that it has been carefully planned so that people of all ages and abilities can be included and can enjoy their surrounds to the fullest. Situated in the North Down area of our borough, this village location is an idyllic spot to spend a summer's day.

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