A warm welcome awaits in Ards and North Down so don't miss out on these great offers and book now!

30 June 2020 - 16 October 2020

Escape, relax and have fun with all Ards and North Down has to offer.

Explore the area making unforgettable memories as you go, experience land and water and everything in between.

We have been preparing to welcome you to the region with new measures introduced to keep you safe, many businesses adopting the 'We're Good to Go' standard consumer mark providing reassurance to visitors of safe working guidelines, read more about the 'We're Good to Go' scheme at the Visit Britain website.

It's time to start planning your staycation with these fantastic offers on accommodation, activities and attractions...

*Please check individual accommodation providers, attractions and experiences for T&C's. All offers subject to availability.

Get advice about travelling to Northern Ireland, including the latest information on Covid-19 restrictions at nidirect.gov.uk/coronavirus

The Culloden Estate and Spa, Holywood (B&B)

Standing high on standing in the foothills of the Holywood Hills, overlooking Belfast Lough the magnificent Culloden Estate and Spa is the most prestigious five-star hotel in Northern Ireland. With all its tranquil opulence, you could be forgiven for thinking the Culloden is a rural retreat, however this beautiful property has the added advantage of being close to Belfast City centre.

Culloden Hotel with yellow and white daffodils in foreground

Rates from £210 per room per night based on 2 persons.

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The Clandeboye Lodge, Bangor

Your chance to simply escape to the countryside and enjoy the famed hospitality at the Clandeboye Lodge. Nestled in the rich oak woodlands of Clandeboye, the hotel is a sanctuary of stylish interiors and luxurious rooms.

The Clandeboye Lodge exterior

Standard rates from £95 per room per night

Staycation offers

A Taste of Freedom – 1 night B&B, dinner, glass of prosecco, for 2 guests from £170

Tranquil indulgence - 1 night B&B, dinner, Voya organic spa pack, for 2 guests from £230

A date with nature - 1 night B&B with a late afternoon Irish Coffee and luxury shortbread plus dinner and a bottle of wine in the evening from £220 for 2 guests.

The perfect round - 1 night B&B, dinner, 1 round on 18 hole Par 3 course and 250 balls on driving range, for 2 guests from £195

Time together - 1 night B&B, bottle of prosecco, dinner, luxury night cap of Espresso Martinis served with artisan salted caramel brownie, from £224 for 2 guests.

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The Portaferry Hotel

The Portaferry Hotel a unique place to stay, situated on the shore in the scenic town of Portaferry.  The view is spectacular, the sailboats are bobbing on the Lough, the seals are basking on the shoreline and the Orca’s may even be spotted from our window again soon …

Exterior of The Portaferry Hotel

Offer 1: 1 Night B&B with Evening Meal (from £70 per person)

Offer 2: 2 Night B&B with Evening Meal on a night of your choice (from £46 per person/night)

Offer 3: 4 Nights B&B (from £40 per person/night)

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The Strangford Arms Hotel, Newtownards (B&B)

Refurbished hotel with a stylish and contemporary feel. Renowned for cuisine in LeWinters Bistro & Restaurant which caters for every taste and appetite in relaxed and comfortable surroundings.

Double bedroom with bed and dressing table

One night stay from £70 B&B per room per night based on 2 persons (in standard room)

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The Salty Dog, Bangor (B&B)

Two old Victorian townhouses that have been beautifully transformed into a stunning boutique hotel overlooking Bangor’s Marina, Belfast Lough, the Irish Sea, and on to Scotland (on a clear day). A perfect retreat from everyday hustle and bustle.

The Salty Dog exterior

Standard rate double occupancy: from £99 per night

Family suite: from £150 per night

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Pier 36, Donaghadee (B&B)

Well situated right on the pier in Donaghadee harbour with a cosy and vibrant atmosphere, Pier 36 is a real treat for all your senses.

Double bedroom with dark blue and white stripe wallpaper and nautical style dressed bed

Bed and Breakfast: £85 per room per night

Autumn Offer: 2 Nights, 2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners = From £125 p/p (excluding Sat)

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Shelleven Guest House, Bangor (B&B)

A Victorian townhouse with great charm, providing luxurious accommodation in a warm relaxed atmosphere. Some rooms with a view of Bangor Bay and the Irish Sea beyond. Treat yourself and indulge in a relaxing overnight stay by the sea.

Double bed with modern wallpaper in background

2020 Special offer – 10% off all bookings
Use promotion code: 2020SAVE10 (subject to availability)

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One Shore St. Donaghadee (B&B)

Georgian sash windows frame spectacular views of Donaghadee lighthouse, Copeland Islands and the Irish Sea over to Scotland.

Bright double bedroom with modern decor and furniture

Stay two nights get 15% off your stay

To book: Tel: (028) 9188 8858 M: 07979 807 970 Email: hello@oneshorestreet.com

Rayanne House, Holywood (Stay and Dine)

A Multi Award Winning 5 Star Guest House and Private Dining Restaurant, Rayanne House dates back to 1883 and offers a boutique feel where history meets the present. The unique property retains stunning period features and offers beautiful views of Belfast.

Private dining gourmet experience available for groups of 8-10 people.

Exterior of Rayanne House interior lights creating a warm invitation to visitors

Stay and dine special for £250 per couple, house private for your friends/family.

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The Stables at Ballygraffan - Maurice's Stable and Harry's Stable, Newtownards

Set in 50 acres of breathtaking scenery on the banks of Strangford Lough, these converted stables are the perfect place to relax and re-charge.

French style table and chairs with fields in background

From £160 for two night, break for two people in en-suite luxury in a converted Stable with views over Strangford Lough. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine from your balcony and totally relax.

To book: Tel: 07711 881 577 Email: june@ballygraffan.com

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Brent Cove, Ards Peninsula (B&B)

Experience this new purpose built luxury studio on the waters edge. Located in a secluded cove of Strangford Lough under a mature pine tree and in the heart of a protected area of outstanding natural beauty, 20 minutes from Belfast city centre & city airport, only minutes Mount Stewart house and gardens.

Bright double bedroom with modern decor and furniture

One night stay from £88

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Driftwood, Bangor (Self-catering)

Driftwood is a luxurious self-catering apartment situated beside the beach in the beautiful coastal village of Helen’s Bay.

Exterior of building white beach hut style

Rates: £125 per night, £400 for 3 days and £880 per week (you will receive a welcome pack on arrival)

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Barnwell Farm Cottages, Greyabbey (Self-catering)

Barnwell Farm Cottages offer a range of 7 sympathetically restored self catering cottages, a home-from-home comfortable accommodation.

Exterior of building - farmhouse style brown building with a number of windows

Rates start from £406 per week

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Horseshoe Cottage, Killinchy (Self-catering)

Beautiful Horseshoe Cottage is a cosy 17th century converted Barn tucked away on Ballymorran Bay, touching the shores of magnificent Strangford Lough. It is located just half an hour from Belfast. Freshly made Soda and Brown bread along with homemade jams and butter to welcome my guests.

Interior with wooden beams, stove and sofa with farmhouse style kitchen in the background

Rates start from £180 (minimum 2 night stay, subject to availability)
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Lagoon View Cottage, Millisle (Self-catering)

The cottage has a wonderful east facing veranda overlooking the sea at the front, for those morning coffees. It also has a patio area at the back with table, chairs and BBQ facility.

Exterior of whitewashed building and bistro table and chairs outside

Rates start from £69 per night

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Ballymorran Cottages, Killinchy (Self-catering)

Ballymorran Cottages are situated two miles from Killinchy village, on the shores of Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, with spectacular views across Ballymorran Bay.

Exterior of a modern cottage with grey stone walls

Rates: £475 per week.

To book: Tel: 028 9754 1308 M: 078 9016 6819 Email: heather@ballymorran-cottages.co.uk

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Downshire Cottage, Holywood (Self-catering)

Gorgeous, quaint, stylish and cosy period cottage in the heart of Holywood. 2 minute stroll to town centre, transport links to Belfast and further afield, and the scenic coastal path.

Exterior courtyard with table and chairs and red door

From £100 per night or £500 per week
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Coach Road Cottages, Comber (Self-catering)

A 4 star rated pet friendly one bedroom boutique self-catering apartment set within the rolling hills of Comber, County Down.

Bright modern living room

Minimum 2 nights stay provide all guests with a goodie bag of locally sourced cheese, crackers and chutneys as a bonus.

From £60 per night

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Pickie Funpark

Pickie Fun Park provides a fun day out for all and features an eighteen hole mini golf course, giant pedal swans, Pickie Puffer train, children’s electric car track and splash The park also features brightly coloured Victorian style beach huts offering comfortable changing facilities whilst capturing the spirit of times past.

Pickie Funpark swans with a blue sky in background

Spend a few hours out with the kids with Pickie's new Fun Pass, it allows you to enjoy the attractions with no big queues or crowds.

Fun Pass £12.50 per person (tickets must be booked in advance)

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Exploris Aquarium

Visitors to Exploris Aquarium in Portaferry will be wowed with a diver’s view of marine life around the world. Your journey will begin with a focus on the lough and Irish Sea where you will get a ‘hands on’ with our native species as you tickle the belly of a small shark and feel the spikes on a sea urchin, along with learning about the Viking heritage of Strangford Lough.

Little girl mesmerised by colourful fish

Tickets from £9.50 per person (tickets must be booked in advance)

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Castle Espie

With stunning views across Strangford lough this nature reserve, offers extensive walks through a range of habitats set around tidal lagoons.

Lake surrounded by trees and shrubs and ducks walking on grass 

Members and Non members must prebook your visit

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Tracey's Farmhouse Kitchen Experience

Man and woman baking in a farmhouse style kitchen

Join Tracey in her Farmhouse kitchen on the shores of Strangford Lough, 30 minutes from Belfast and in an area of outstanding natural beauty in County Down. You will be warmly welcomed to her home where my homemade buttermilk soda bannock awaits with some local brew tea or coffee. Then – aprons on and you will make a variety of traditional breads. You won’t be using scales! Breads will include soda, wheaten, potato or Fadge as we call it locally.

•Breads made – you will sit at the Farmhouse table for morning coffee {round two} and you will feast on these delicious freshly made breads and treats.
•You take home all of the breads that you have made along with a copy of the recipes for all traditional breads.
•The session runs in the morning over 2.5 hours.
•Special occasion – Hen party, birthday or Family reunion?
•For groups of 6 or more why not book a Bread making experience exclusively for your party? We welcome children and multi-generational groups.
•We are based in Killinchy 30 minutes from Belfast – County Down.

Dates run from September 2020 - July 2021
Time: 11am – 1.30pm

Cost: £50 per person

Special rates for 5 or more are available

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Home Sea Kayaking Experiences

Monday Nights: 6.30pm (session approximately 2-3 hours)

Learn to Sea Kayak with Mobile Team Adventure with this trial night on Strangford Lough.

group of people kayaking on the water with a beautiful sunset in the background

Indulge in a relaxing evening, learning skills needed to become confident in sea kayaking from our experienced and nationally qualified coaches.

Prices from £30pp per night, you can book multiple nights. 2 weeks, £50. 3 weeks, £75 and 4 weeks £100. Suitable for all Abilities, especially Beginners - Adults only (16+)

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Glide with the tide

A unique way to discover a beautiful marine environment and its riches - taking out a kayak is an amazing way to explore Strangford Lough. Down at water level, you are in tune with the tides, the outdoors, the sea.(no minimum number). £89per person.

Or you can book your own private sea kayaking and food tour (3hrs) at a time to suit you for a minimum two people.

If the pre-arranged dates don't suit and you want to join a group (maximum six people) contact direct - more dates may be added subject to demand.

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Island Explorer

Explore stunning Strangford Lough, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, from a unique perspective with 115 miles of coastline and an Island to explore for everyday of the year, an immersive experience never to be forgotten.

£75 per person. Either book online on suggested dates (maximum 6 people per group) or contact direct and book your own private group (3hrs) £75pp minimum 2 people.

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Guided tours with local guide Brigid Watson

Guided coastal walks on the County Down coast, connecting you with nature, landscapes and local people in the company of local tour guide, Brigid Watson.

yellow fields in background with an entrance gate to a lake area in the foreground

Enjoy a restorative and memorable experience. 

Cost: £20 per person for a 2 hour guided coastal walk to include a picnic with homemade breads.

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Ards and North Down is the perfect location your next golf break. 

Play and stay in this beautiful location characterized by rolling hills, beautiful coastal walks and breathtaking lough shore views. With these special offers there has never been a better time to discover this perfect place to relax escape and enjoy the game. 

Man with golf club behind his head about to swing with golf course green in the backgroundGolf club and golf ball resting on a tee

Clandeboye Golf Club- Play and Stay 

  • Clandeboye Golf Break - From £60pps
  • Enjoy a round of golf at Clandeboye Golf Club followed by an overnight stay with breakfast at the Marine Court Hotel or the Ennislare Guest House. Offer is subject to availability. Please quote "Discover NI stay & play offer" when redeeming. 
  • To book call +44 (0) 28 9127 1767

Kirkistown Castle Golf Club

  • Stay & Play - From £95pps
  • Play 18-holes at Kirkistown Castle Golf club with breakfast baps supplied pre-golf. In the evening enjoy a 2-course evening meal at Portaferry Hotel with overnight stay, including breakfast in the morning. Offer is subject to availability. Please quote "Discover NI stay & play offer" when redeeming. 
  • Book now or call +44 (0) 28 4277 1233

Clandeboye Lodge Hotel - The Perfect Round - Family

  • From  £450 (based on 2 adults and 2 kids under 16 years sharing).
  • Includes: 2 nights B&B, 1 dinner, 1 round on 18 hole Par 3 course and 250 balls on driving range, for a family of four
  • Enjoy a golfing getaway done with style and simplicity alongside the luxurious hospitality of Clandeboye Lodge. With the stunning Blackwood Golf Centre only a decent 5-iron away, we offer you a hassle-free golfing break to suit you.

Clandeboye Lodge Hotel - The Perfect Round - Championship

  • From £120 per person sharing
  • Includes: 1 night B&B, dinner, 1 round on 18 hole Championship course and 250 balls on driving range, for 2 guests.
  • Enjoy a golfing getaway done with style and simplicity alongside the luxurious hospitality of Clandeboye Lodge. With the stunning Blackwood Golf Centre only a decent 5-iron away, we offer you a hassle-free golfing break to suit you.
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Clandeboye Lodge Hotel - The Perfect Round - Par 3

  • From £97.50 per person sharing
  • Includes: 1 night B&B, dinner, 1 round on 18 hole Championship course and 250 balls on driving range, for 2 guests.
  • Enjoy a golfing getaway done with style and simplicity alongside the luxurious hospitality of Clandeboye Lodge. With the stunning Blackwood Golf Centre only a decent 5-iron away, we offer you a hassle-free golfing break to suit you.
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Holywood Style Getaway

  • From £80pps
  • Overnight stay at luxury Clayton Hotel Belfast located in the heart of Belfast City. Enjoy breakfast and use of Club Vitae Health Club. Green fees to Holywood Golf Club which includes 30 min warm up on the trackman bay prior to tee time. Enjoy photos with Rory McIlroy’s trophies after your golf. Offer is subject to availability. Please quote "Discover NI stay & play offer" when redeeming. 
  • To book call +44 (0) 28 9032 8511 or go to Clayton Hotel Belfast

Belfast Golf Break

  • From £70pps
  • Enjoy an overnight stay right in the heart of the bustling city in Dream Apartments Belfast and play one round of 18-hole golf at Royal Belfast Golf Club. Rate varies seasonally and price is based on a weekday from November to March. Weekends and summer months are from £105 per person sharing. Offer is subject to availability. Please quote "Discover NI stay & play offer" when redeeming.
  • Book now  or call +44 (0) 28 9521 6054
30 June 2020 - 16 October 2020

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