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  1. Strangford Lough - Treasure Time around Strangford Lough, 2 day Itinerary
    Salute the end of summer with a short break to the stunning shores of Strangford Lough. Embrace a different pace as you slow down and enjoy sensing every new flavour, every new step into this unusual, unique part of the world.
  2. Rural Retreat Itinerary
    Wonderful weekends away… Two suggested itineraries for a weekend getaway, one for Saturday and one for Sunday.
  3. Strangford Lough - Family Time, 3 Day Itinerary
    When it comes to eating, drinking, travelling and experiencing, here, we embrace a slower pace. Away from the crowds, carve your path back to nature and create your family's staycation stories in this unique part of the world.
  4. Strangford Lough - Follow the Tide, 3 Day Itinerary
    Engage your senses, emotions and feelings the natural way - follow the tide around Strangford Lough. Try new things. Visit new places. This three day itinerary will help you squeeze as much as possible into your short break.
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  1. The ferry links the beautiful Ards and Lecale Peninsulas and the villages of Strangford and Portaferry across the Narrows of Strangford Lough. The 10 minute ferry journey allows you to take in the stunning scenery of this Marine Nature Reserve.
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. What's On
      Vibrant festivals, events and workshops celebrate our talent and welcome artists from near and far.
    4. Mourne Coastal Route Self-Driving Tour
      The Mourne Coastal Route is a driving trail, taking you from Belfast via North Down, the Ards Peninsula, County Down coastline, Mourne Mountains and on to the city of Newry. The route leads you through some of the most scenic views in all of Ireland.
    5. Heritage Trails
      Our land is centuries deep and oh the stories it has to tell, some of which dates back to as early as 558AD. Learn about our history and heritage through one of our tours.
    6. Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
      With over 100 miles of coastline, many Areas of Special Scientific Interest and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty we want to protect this special place and the impact we have on our natural surroundings.
    7. 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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