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  1. November Events
    See what is happening in the borough this November, the month we welcome Christmas into the towns.
  2. A family walking along Bangor promenade

    We have put together a list of highlights in the borough that you can do or visit for free, no matter the season, whether you are a local resident or a visitor to the borough. There is plenty to be enjoyed for all, for little to no money.

  3. Christmas in Ards and North Down
    A calendar of Festive fun in store in Ards and North Down this November and December.
  4. Visitor News
    Read local Tourism good news stories, get up to detail information on what is happening in Ards and North Down.
  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. Things to do
    Ours is a promise of adventure, from the nooks in the woods to award-winning beaches and country parks, we’re home to some of Northern Ireland’s top attractions. Plan your visit and make unforgettable memories with family and friends.
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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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