Tours of the Ards Peninsula delivered by tour guide, Brigid Watson

Tours of the Ards Peninsula by local tour guide, Brigid Watson

About your guide
Brigid Watson lives on a coastal farm in the Ards Peninsula. A qualified tour guide and a former education adviser, she has extensive experience of sharing knowledge with a wide range of audiences. Brigid is an enthusiastic guide who enjoys ‘reading the landscape’ for visitors sharing fascinating stories of local history, Christian heritage, Celtic culture, folklore, nature and more…

Walking Tour locations: Portaferry, Kearney, Cloughey, Slanes Graveyard, Strangford Lough

Kearney and Quintin Castle. 
The coastal area around Kearney National Trust village

On this walk delve into the very distant past as you learn how the spectacular coastal scenery and unique rock formations came into being. Hear the stories of the social history of Kearney village.
Duration: 1.5 hours. Suitable for all levels of fitness.
Price: Dependent on numbers.
Minimum numbers: 2
Maximum numbers: 25

Portaferry walking tour
Walking Tour of Portaferry

You will enjoy stories about fascinating people associated with the town and their role in the development of the town over many centuries.
Duration: 1.5 hours.
It is suitable for all levels of fitness.
Price: Dependent on numbers.
Minimum numbers: 2
Maximum numbers: 25

Highlights & Hidden Gems in the Ards Peninsula
Coach Tour
Coastal tour around the Peninsula

Enjoy a waters’ edge  experience as you travel the coastal roads around this beautiful area. You will visit historic sites, castles, coastal settlements and an award-winning beach.
Duration: 6 hours
Price: Dependent on numbers.
Minimum numbers: 2
Maximum numbers: 15

Christian Heritage tour of Ancient Irish Monastic Sites
Coach tour around North Down

Follow in the footsteps of the early Irish saints who established a cluster of monasteries. Tour will include a visit to Nendrum, Movilla Abbey and Bangor Abbey.
Price: Dependent on numbers.
Minimum number: 2
Maximum number: 15


See also

Walking Tours in the beautiful Ards Peninsula – less than 30 minutes from Belfast

Ards Peninsula Tours offers you a waters’ edge experience in this scenic peninsula. Your guide, Brigid Watson has carefully selected and researched the most interesting and beautiful sites for you to visit. Brigid offers Geo tours covering all aspects of the heritage of the Ards Peninsula including social and maritime history, culture, geography, geology, environment and wildlife, Christian Heritage and more….

Guided Walking tours available weekly as follows:                                                                                                                                                 

Fridays              10.30 - 12.00pm        Kearney National Trust Village & Quintin Castle

                           1.00pm  – 2.30pm      Cloughey & Kirkistown Castle         

     3.00-4.00pm              Slanes Graveyard & Souterrain

 Saturdays         11.30-1.00pm            Tour of Portaferry

                           2.00 - 3.30pm           Strangford Lough & Ballyhenry island


Cost     1hour 30 minutes   £15             1hour   £10   Minimum group size 2 adults

Pre-booking essential. Walks available on other days/at other times by arrangement. Half day walks also available.

For more information Peninsula Tours

Telephone +44 7763898074

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  • Price dependent on numbers

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