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  1. Penguin
    Enjoy a diver's view of marine life from around the world without getting wet. A sunken galleon, friendly sharks and a snappy crocodile, a Waddle of Penguins, all star in Northern Ireland’s only aquarium and seal rehabilitation centre.
    1. Photo of people enjoying rides on the Giant Swans pedal boats on the blue waters of the man made pond at Pickie Funpark
      Pickie Funpark is one of the top ten visitor attractions in Northern Ireland. The park provides a fun day out for all: An 18-hole mini-golf course, giant pedal swans, Pickie Puffer train, children's play area, children's electric car track and more.
      1. a photograph of a water fountain in the bangor walled garden surrounded by metal arches and colourful flowers
        It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Varieties of flowers, plants, fruit and vegetables mix with sculptures and a unique fountain with a tongue twister! We are thrilled that the Walled Garden is now open all year round (except on particular holidays). Please see opening hours.
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      2. Image of the front of the Mount Stewart Estate House
        Mount Stewart is a stunning estate in the beautiful scenic area of Strangford Lough. The Formal Gardens are ranked as one of the top ten in the world and the within the house there are collections of national and international significance.
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        1. Experience Ards and North Down
          Be surprised and awakened with immersive experiences and guided walking tours. Take in the natural beauty of our countryside, encounter water’s edge wonders, charming towns and villages and our delicious food and drink.
        2. Beaches
          Explore our miles of stunning coastline and its coves and beaches, perfect for your chosen escape, a family fun day out, a romantic getaway or timeout to relax and recharge.
        3. Forest, Parks & Gardens
          Amongst the flora and fauna of our parks and gardens and trunks of towering trees you can immerse yourself in the natural environment and enjoy these shared spaces with the many animals who have made here their home.
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