Take an afternoon, or better still, make it a getaway, just the two of you and spend time together in Ards and North Down.

Our stunning scenery, nestled between countryside and shoreline, cosy nights away and a place where you can just be you, makes our corner of the Isle simply idyllic and rather romantic!

Whether you are a couple seeking adventure, parents looking for time away from the kids to reconnect, or a couple who enjoy great food and discovering new things together... we have it all.

Our range of accommodation suits all budgets, from B&B's to 5* Hotels; wile away time in one of our hotel spa's.
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There's nothing short of things to do here in Ards and North Down either, from tours to unique experiences, opportunity is plenty to carve out new memories for the two of you.

Here are some tips on what to do as a couple...

Connect with nature together

Throughout the borough you will find idyllic spot for romantic strolls or energetic walks
Romantic walking spots

Try something new together...

Get Creative - Enjoy trying something new together like Coppersmithing with Lake and Oak in Millisle, jewellery making with NI Silver in Holywood, or paint your own piece of pottery at Eden Pottery, Millisle or Loaf Pottery in Crawfordsburn.

Be adventurous - Try on the water activities together such as paddleboarding and kayaking adventures - explore our exquisite loughs and the landscapes around them. Check out these on the water activities you could try in Ards and North Down.
Connect in the kitchen - Bake together or enjoy a Pizza and Paddle at Tracey's Farmhouse Kitchen
Be different - Venture on a 'Night at the Aquarium' - at Northern Ireland's only Aquarium, Exploris

Enjoy the local Arts

Take an Arts class, take in an exhibition or take in a show
Visit AND Culture

Indulge your tastebuds

Enjoy a food tour; find out more about our two local distilleries
Explore our Food and Drink offering

Learn of our centuries deep history

Find out about our Heritage Trails

Let us guide you...

We have put together itineraries to help you make the most of your visit
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For expert knowledge and in person guidance, contact one of our Visitor Information Centres. Our team will be delighted to help plan your visit.