Enjoy our wide open spaces, charming towns and captivating history on a guided walking tour.

Explore the region with town and coastal walks as our qualified guides and experts welcome, intrigue and entertain you with their local knowledge, as they guide you on your chosen tour.

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Monday 14 June | 7pm – 9pm - SOLD OUT 
Groomsport - Evening Bird Watching and Nature Trail

Join this fascinating bird expert Dot Blakely, who will teach you all about the natural habitat of the birds and animals. As you stroll along the coastline Dot hopes to be pointing out, Meadow Pipit and Linnets, some of the warblers that breed along this pathway, to name a few. On your return to Groomsport you will have the opportunity to look at some of the Terns on Cockle Island. 

Tickets: £5 - booking fee applies.
Tour Guide: Dot Blakely | Tour departure point: Cockle Row, Groomsport, BT19 6JP
Walking shoes are recommended due to uneven ground on this walk.

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Wednesday 16 June | 6.30pm – 7.30pm 
Bangor Castle Walled Garden 

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 - booking fee applies.
Tour Guide: Dylan Freeburn | Tour departure point: on foot from the bandstand in the Walled Garden, Castle Park, Bangor, BT20 4UT.

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Monday 28 June | 10.30am – 11.30am
Kids Nature Trail – Castle Park 

Join this fascinating interactive nature trail led by bird expert Dot Blakely. You will learn all about the natural habitat of the birds and animals who live in the picturesque grounds of Castle Park. 

Tickets: £3 per child (All children must be accompanied by one adult, accompanying adults do not have to purchase tickets) Booking fee applies.
Tour Guide: Dot Blakely | Tour departure point: from North Down Museum, Bangor, BT20 4BT.

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Discover more of what the region has to offer by immersing yourself in these fantastic experiences.  Enjoy the natural beauty of the countryside, and the warmth of our locals first-hand, find out more on our Experiences page.

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Contact Details

  • Address Ards Visitor Information Centre Regent Street Newtownards Co Down BT23 4AD
  • Telephone 028 9182 6846
  • Email Ards VIC
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