Tap into a wealth of heritage, history and culture in scenic surroundings during a Guided Tour

Monday 3 August

Kids Mini Beasts Nature Trail | Nugent’s Wood, Portaferry | 2pm - 4pm

Join local naturalist “Woody” for a creative exploration of Nugent’s Wood.  Look out for the ‘mini-beasts’ that make the park their home and find out about the flora and fauna.

Tickets:  £4 per child (all children must be accompanied by an adult)

Tour departs on foot from Portaferry Visitor Information Centre, Castle Street, Portaferry, BT22 1NZ

Book it! - available to book from Sat 7 Mar, 9am


Saturday 8 August

Strangford Lough Boat Tour | Portaferry | 2pm - 4pm

Take time away from the fast pace of everyday life and enjoy the magnificent scenery and fascinating wildlife of Strangford Lough.  See where Saint Patrick first came ashore, view landscapes used in Game of Thrones filming and hear of Viking raiders.

Tickets:  £12/children £6

Tour departs from The Slipway, Portaferry, BT22 1PE

Book it! - available to book from Sat 7 Mar, 9am


Sunday 9 August

Nautical Past Short Sea Cruise | Belfast Lough | 2pm - 3pm

Discover the rich maritime history of Belfast Lough. As you head towards Groomsport Bay and then onwards towards Orlock, you will learn about the history of the area and its seafaring past. Learn more about significant landmarks on the coastline and be sure to look out for the fascinating variety of wildlife.

Tickets:  £10/children £5

Tour departs from the Jetty, Pickie Funpark, Bangor, BT20 5AG

Book it! - available to book from Sat 7 Mar, 9am


Tuesday 11 August

Kids Nature Trail | Castle Park, Bangor | 10.30am - 12.30pm

Join this fascinating interactive nature trail led by Patrick Cregg from the Woodland Trust and bird expert Dot Blakely. They will teach you all about the natural habitat of the birds and animals who live in the picturesque grounds of Castle Park.

Tickets: £4 per child (all children must be accompanied by an adult)

Tour departs on foot from North Down Museum, Castle Park, Bangor, BT20 4BT

Book it! - available to book from Sat 7 Mar, 9am


Wednesday 12 August

Bangor Castle Walled Garden Tour | Bangor | 6.30pm – 7.30pm

This popular guided tour provides an insight into the garden’s history, its restoration and the vast array of plants, fruits and vegetables which are grown there.

Tickets:  £4/children £2

Ticket price will be donated to the Mayor’s Charities Insert Mayors Charity identity

Tour departs from the bandstand in the Walled Garden, Castle Park, Bangor, BT20 4UT

Book it! - available to book from Sat 7 Mar, 9am


Saturday 22 August 

Gardens and Gin | Mount Stewart and Echlinville Distillery | 2pm - 6.30pm

Join the Head Gardener at Mount Stewart Estate and explore the botanicals within the beautiful gardens.  Continue the tour with a fascinating visit to Echlinville Distillery to experience the fine art of gin making and perhaps taste an aromatic drop! 

Tickets £30  (includes light refreshments and gin sampling)

Tour departs by coach from Ards Visitor Information Centre, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards, BT23 4AD

Book it! - available to book from Sat 7 Mar, 9am


Monday 24 August

Step Back in Time | Bangor | 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Gain an insight into the history of the Ward Family who built Bangor Castle in 1852 and discover what life was like as a Victorian servant.  Take this rare opportunity to tour Bangor Castle and the Walled Garden, followed by tea and a treat in Coffee Cure @ The Museum.

Tickets:  £6 (includes light refreshments)

Tour departs on foot from North Down Museum, Castle Park, Bangor, BT20 4BT

Book it! - available to book from Sat 7 Mar, 9am


Tuesday 25 August

Kids Sea Creatures Nature Trail | Millisle | 10am - 12pm

Join local naturalist “Woody” on a beachcombing adventure to uncover the numerous types of sea creatures who live on the shores. See how and where they live and which salty treats they like to eat.

Tickets:  £4 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tour departs on foot from the playboat at Millisle Beach Park, Ballywalter Road, Millisle, BT22 2HS

Book it! - available to book from Sat 7 Mar, 9am


Wednesday 26  August

Bangor Christian Heritage Walk | Bangor | 2.30pm - 4pm

Trace the steps of canons, priests and pilgrims on a tour that encompasses visits to Bangor Abbey, St Comgall’s Roman Catholic Church, First Bangor Presbyterian Church and the North Down Museum. Within the tour you will learn about Christian Heritage and even have the chance to visit a life-size reconstruction of a monk’s cell situated in North Down Museum.

Tickets:  £5

Tour departs on foot from Bangor Abbey, Newtownards Road, Bangor, BT20 4JE

Book it! - available to book from Sat 7 Mar, 9am


Sunday 30 August

Strangford Lough Boat Tour | Portaferry | 2pm - 4pm

Take time away from the fast pace of everyday life and enjoy the magnificent scenery and fascinating wildlife of Strangford Lough.  See where Saint Patrick first came ashore, view landscapes used in Game of Thrones filming and hear of Viking raiders.

Tickets:  £12/children £6

Tour departs from The Slipway, Portaferry, BT22 1PE

Book it! - available to book from Sat 7 Mar, 9am

 

Please note an online booking fee applies to all tours

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