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

Wednesday 1 July

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 

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

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

Tuesday 7 July

Nautical Past Short Sea Cruise | Belfast Lough | 7pm - 8pm

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 March, 9am

Saturday 18 July

From an Abbey to a Stately Home | Greyabbey | 1pm - 4.30pm

View one of the finest Georgian country houses in Ireland. The present Grey Abbey House is the third house to be built on the site. The current owners will guide you around and join you for tea and scones.  You will also visit the Cistercian Abbey founded by Lady Affreca, the wife of John De Courcy.

Tickets:  £25 (includes light refreshments)

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

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

Thursday 23 July

Newtownards Historical Walking Tour | Newtownards | 7pm - 8.30pm

Situated at the northern end of Strangford Lough, Newtownards has a wealth of historical treasures waiting to be discovered. Medieval happenings, Oliver Cromwell’s reign and the 1798 Rebellion. You will find evidence of how some of history’s most notable civilisations including the Normans, Celts and Vikings shaped the town.

Tickets:  £5

Tour departs from the Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards, BT23 4NP

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

Sunday 26 July

Kids Sea Creatures Nature Trail | Crawfordsburn Country Park | 10am - 12noon

Join local naturalist “Woody” on a beachcombing adventure to uncover the numerous types of sea creatures who live on the shores of the park. 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 Education Centre in Crawfordsburn Country Park, BT19 1JT

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

Monday 27 July

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 March, 9am


Please note that an online booking fee applies for all tours

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