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  1. June Events
    Find out what's on in June in Ards and North Down. Within an hour of the bustling city of Belfast, Ards and North Down is a region brimming with creativity, we welcome you to celebrate with us; our maritime heritage, creatives, musicians and food – be entertained and inspired.
  2. Taste Summer in Ards and North Down
    Enjoy local food and drink experiences celebrating the PGI status of the famous Comber Earlies Potato from 19 – 30 June, culminating in the popular Comber Earlies Food Festival on Saturday 22 June. The programme includes free and ticketed events.
  3. Free Event - Comber Earlies Food Festival
    This is a FREE event - no ticket required. The event is focused around food and drink with stalls featuring local artisan producers, an artisan bar offering the best of local distilleries and breweries, celebrity chef demonstrations showcasing the famous Comber Earlies potato as well as Brass bands, children's entertainment and a vintage tractor display.
  4. 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.
  5. Brendan Jamison - Full Circle
    Explore sculptures and artworks in the beautiful surroundings of The Walled Garden, Bangor.
    1. 1 Jun 202430 Jun 2024
  6. Donaghadee - 'Hope Street'
    Ever wondered where Hope Street is filmed? Find out all there is to know about the town of Port Devine in BBC One's Hope Street, Donaghadee. A beautiful seaside town, steeped in history and character, now famous world wide thanks to the hit TV series.
  7. A family walking along Bangor promenade towards Pickie Funpark

    We have put together a list of highlights in the borough that you can do or visit for free, no matter the season, whether you are a local resident or a visitor to the borough. There is plenty to be enjoyed for all, for little to no money.

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Delve into rich culture and heritage, explore parks and gardens, discover the coast and feast on fabulous food.

  1. Golf in Ards and North Down
    Ards and North Down is renowned for for it’s most famous home grown player; world golf star Rory McIlroy and and Ireland's oldest golf club, The Royal Belfast. Perfect for your Society break, Ards and North Down have courses for all levels, and plenty to do to make your visit all the more worthwhile.
  2. 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.
  3. Sustainable Tourism
    The need to be green and sustainable to protect the planet is increasing, across in our personal lives and for businesses. Tourism is no exception with many of our attractions, activity and accommodation providers taking steps to protect the environment and be more sustainable.
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