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Bangor Castle Walled Garden Tour Bangor: Wednesday 3 July
This popular guided tour provides an insight into the garden’s history, its restoration and the vast array of plants, fruits and vegetables which are grown there.
Gardens and Gin Mount Stewart and Echlinville Distillery: Saturday 6 July
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!
Kids Sea Creatures Nature Trail Crawfordsburn Country Park: Sunday 7 July
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.
Step Back in Time: Monday 15 July
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 tea and a treat in Coffee Cure @ The Museum.
Nautical Past Short Sea Cruise Belfast Lough: Tuesday 16 July
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.
From an Abbey to a Stately Home Greyabbey: Saturday 20 July
View one of the finest Georgian country houses in Ireland. The present Grey Abbey House is the third house to be built on the site. The current owners will guide you around and join you for tea and scones. You will visit the Cistercian Abbey founded by Lady Affreca, the wife of John De Courcy.
Newtownards Historical Walking Tour Newtownards: Thursday 25 July
Situated at the northern end of Strangford Lough, Newtownards has a wealth of historical treasures waiting to be discovered. Medieval happenings, Oliver Cromwell’s reign, and the 1798 Rebellion. You will find evidence of how some of history’s most notable civilisations including the Normans, Celts and Vikings shaped the town.