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towns and villages
  1. City of Bangor
    Bangor by the sea
  2. Newtownards
    The heart of the Ards Peninsula
  3. Comber
    The home of great taste
  4. Donaghadee
    The beacon on the coast
  5. Holywood
    Historical gem of the lough
  6. Balloo and Killinchy
    For Fine Cuisine and Something Crafty
  7. Ballygowan
    Village of Ballygowan
  8. The village of Ballyhalbert
    Northern Ireland's most easterly point
  9. Ballywalter
    The seaside destination of Ballywalter
  10. Ballyquintin
    The village of Ballyquintin
  11. Carrowdore
    A sleepy village on the Ards peninsula
  12. Cloughey
    Renowned for its magnificent expanse of sandy beach
  13. Crawfordsburn
    Home to one of Northern Ireland’s most popular country parks...
  14. Greyabbey
    The wedding village of the peninsula
  15. Groomsport
    A picturesque village nestled between Bangor and Donaghadee.
  16. Helen's Bay
    A small picturesque village beside Bangor
  17. Lisbane
    Lisbane is a small village and townland between Balloo and Comber
  18. Millisle
    Millisle is a popular seaside resort with an extensive sandy beach and a man-made lagoon
  19. Portaferry
    A small town well known for its fishing, seafront, Triathlon and annual Gala Week Float Parade...
  20. Portavogie
    Portavogie has a wealth of fishing heritage, and two outstanding beaches with beautiful bays.
Plan your trip
  1. Time to get planning
    Ours is a place to escape to, slow down and feed your spirit Ards and North Down is defined by lush fertile fields and sweeping loughs, even the furthest reaches are within an hour of Belfast. Savour our award-winning local food and drink, be inspired by creative makers, artists and musicians and immerse yourself in our rich heritage.
  2. Accommodation in Ards and North Down
    Relax in the beauty of this place with accommodation ranging from distinctive self-catering options, cosy guest houses, glamping and caravanning/camping and a range of three, four and five-star hotel and spa facilities.
  3. Discover an abundance of things to do
    Ours is a promise of adventure, from the nooks in the woods to award-winning beaches and country parks, we’re home to some of Northern Ireland’s top attractions. Plan your visit and make unforgettable memories with family and friends.
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