Experience Ards and North Down through a range of guided walks and tours

Explore Ards and North Down through a unique series of coach, boat and walking tours, which allow you to experience some of the wonderful sights and attractions the area has to offer. With lots of new opportunities to discover the history, heritage and mystery of the borough, book now so you don’t miss out!

Drawing on the local knowledge of our experienced team of guides, we invite you to tap into a wealth of heritage, history and culture in scenic surroundings that resound with historical significance.

You can sit back and relax on a coach trip to one of the Borough’s beautiful stately homes, find out more on a historical walk or take to the water in a boat on Belfast Lough or Strangford Lough. Children can enjoy learning about the world around them during nature trails, hunting for mini beasts and sea creatures, discovering the wildlife and birds that make their home in the area. There is a tour for everyone! 

Ards and North Down Tours

 

April

 

Sat 21 - Dawn Chorus, Castle Park, Bangor. Time: 5am - 6.30am. Cost: Free

 

May

 

Mon 7 - Kids Mini Beasts Nature Trail, Nugent’s Wood Portaferry. Time: 2pm-4pm. Cost: £2.50 (Ch)

Sat 26 - Tea with the Lord, Ballywalter Park. Time: 1pm-4.30pm. Cost: £18

 

June

 

Wed 6 - Bangor Castle Walled Garden Tour. Time: 6.30pm-8.00pm. Cost: Free

 

July

 

Sun 1 - Strangford Lough Boat Tour, Portaferry. Time: 2pm-4pm. Cost: £10 (Ad), £5 (Ch)

Wed 4 - Bangor Castle Walled Garden Tour. Time: 6.30pm-8.00pm. Cost: Free

Sat 7 - *NEW* Gardens & Gin Tour. Time: 2pm-6.30pm. Cost: £20

Sun 8 - Kids Sea Creatures Nature Trail, Crawfordsburn. Time: 2pm-4pm. Cost: £2.50 (Ch)

Mon 16 - Step back in Time, Bangor. Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm. Cost: £5 

Tues 17 - “Nautical Past” Short Sea Cruise, Belfast Lough, Bangor. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm. Cost: £10 (Ad), £5 (Ch)

Sat 21 - From an Abbey to a Stately Home, Greyabbey. Time: 1pm - 4.30pm. Cost: £18

Thurs 26 - Newtownards Historical Walking Tour. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm. Cost: £4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August

 

Sat 11 - Strangford Lough Boat Tour, Portaferry. Time: 2pm-4pm. Cost: £10 (Ad), £5 (Ch)

Wed 15 - Kid’s Nature Trail, Castle Park, Bangor. Time: 10.30am-12.30pm. Cost: £2.50 (Ch)

Wed 15 - Bangor Castle Walled Garden Tour. Time: 6.30pm -8.00pm. Cost: Free

Sat 18 - “Nautical Past” Short Sea Cruise, Belfast Lough, Bangor. Time: 2pm -3.30pm. Cost: £10 (Ad), £5 (Ch)

Mon 20 - Step back in Time, Bangor. Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm. Cost: £5

Fri 24 - Kids Sea Creatures Nature Trail, Millisle. Time: 2pm-4pm. Cost: £2.50 (Ch)

Sun 26 - Strangford Lough Boat Tour, Portaferry. Time: 2pm-4pm. Cost: £10 (Ad), £5 (Ch)

Tues 28 - Bangor Christian Heritage Walk. Time: 2.30pm - 4pm. Cost: £4

 

September

 

Sat 15 - Strangford Lough Boat Tour, Portaferry. Time: 2pm-4pm. Cost: £10 (Ad), £5 (Ch)

Sat 22 - Woodland & Whiskey Tour. Time: 2pm - 6.30pm. Cost: £20

Sat 29 - Tea with the Lord, Ballywalter Park.  Time: 1pm-4.30pm. Cost: £18

 

October

 

Wed 24 - Halloween Walking Tour, Bangor. Time: 7.30pm -8.45pm. Cost: £6 (Ad), £4 (Ch)

Thurs 25 - Halloween Walking Tour, Newtownards.  Time: 7.30pm -8.45pm. Cost: £6 (Ad), £4 (Ch)

 

November

 

Sat 3 - Murder Mystery Night, North Down Museum, Bangor. Time: 7.30pm - 10pm. Cost: £20

Sat 10 - World Wars Tour. Time: 9.30am - 1.30pm. Cost: £10

 

Click here to book tickets for the above tours.

For more information, see our downloadable 2018 Walks and Tours Booklet.

 

Other Walks and Tours available

 

History and Heritage: Hidden Ulster ToursKen MartinFriends of Bangor AbbeyFriends of the Abbey (Grey Abbey)Donaghadee Local History Research ForumArds Peninsula ToursLynn CorkenCML Guiding; FaB Tours

Wildlife and Nature: Robin MoffittShearwaterAdrian Woodley

Maritime and Food: NI Food ToursIan WilsonBangor Boat