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1 August 2019 - 31 August 2019
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Strangford Lough Boat Tour Saturday 10 August & Sunday 25 August

Take time away from the fast pace of everyday life and enjoy the magnificent scenery and fascinating wildlife of Strangford Lough. See where Saint Patrick first came ashore, view landscapes used in Game of Thrones filming and hear of Viking raiders.

Kids Nature Trail 14 August

Interactive Nature trail led by Patrick Cregg from the Woodland Trust and bird expert Dot Blakely who will teach you all about the natural habitat of the the birds and animals  who live in the picturesque grounds of Castle Park.

Bangor Castle Walled Garden Tour 14 August

This popular guided tour provides an insight into the garden's history, its restoration and thevast array of plants fruits and vegetables which are grown there.  

Nautical Past Short Sea Cruise Saturday 17 August

Discover the rich maritime history of Belfast Lough. As you head towards Groomsport Bay and then onwards towards Orlock, you will learn about the history of the area and its seafaring past. Learn more about significant landmarks on the coastline and be sure to look out for the fascinating variety of wildlife.

Step Back in Time 19 August

Gain an insight into the history of the Ward family who built Bangor Castle in 1852 and discover what life was like as a Victorian servant.  Take this rare opportunity to tour Bangor Castle and the Walled Garden followed by afternoon tea in Coffee Cure @The Museum.  

Kids Sea Creatures Nature Trail Friday 23 August

Join local naturalist “Woody” on a beachcombing adventure to uncover the numerous types of sea creatures who live on the shores of the park. See how and where they live, and which salty treats they like to eat.

Gardens and Gin Saturday 24 August

Join the Head of Gardens of Mount Stewart Estate and explore the botanicals within the beautiful gardens. Continue the tour with a fascinating visit to Echlinville Distillery to experience the fine art of gin making and perhaps taste an aromatic drop!

Bangor Christian Heritage Walk Tuesday 27 August

Trace the steps of canons, priests and pilgrims on a tour that encompassed visits to Bangor Abbey, First Bangor Presbyterian Church and the North Down Museum.  Within the tour you will learn about Christian Heritage and even have th chance to visit a life-size reconstruction of a monk's cell situated in North Down Museum.  

1 August 2019 - 31 August 2019
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