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  1. Taste Ards and North Down
    Taste Ards and North Down - a leading food region where culinary innovation thrives. The finest and freshest ingredients are sourced in abundance from our fertile fields and sparkling shores and can be found at our markets, artisan food shops and dishes across the region's award-winning restaurants.
  2. Places to Eat and Drink
    We are fast becoming a well-known foodie destination, a place to indulge and enjoy local produce at its best. Family-run eateries, award-winning restaurants and passionate chefs serve up perfect plates to please all tastes - tantalise your taste buds in Ards and North Down.
  3. Markets
    We are well known for our wonderful local markets which have been a tradition for over 100 years. Dotted amongst our towns and villages, some weekly, some monthly, a foodie lovers haven. Come along and pick up delectable delights to taste and enjoy.
  4. Breweries & Distilleries
    In Ards and North Down we are lucky to be home to two distilleries who have really come to the forefront in their field in recent years, Copeland Distillery, Donaghadee and Echlinville Distillery, Ards Peninsula, as well as many local brewers of craft beers.
  1. Strangford Lough
    Explore and treat your eyes to stunning Strangford Lough. Situated only 30 minutes’ drive away from the hustle and bustle of Belfast, the tranquil shores await, offering visitors a 365 days a year destination where a friendly welcome awaits, whatever the weather!
  2. The Ards Peninsula
    Discover the Ards Peninsula with its unspoilt villages, tranquil abbey, castles and welcoming locals, all with a story to share. Located on the east coastline of Northern Ireland, only half an hour from Belfast, the area is surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Irish Sea and Strangford Lough, boasting miles of coastline.
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