Coach and Walking tours guided by Laura Spence
Towns of North Down: Comber, Newtownards, Bangor, Donaghadee, Holywood, Greyabbey
One or two hour walking tours of the six listed towns / villages can be arranged on request for individuals, couples or groups – at dates and times to suit. These walks include local history, people, events, literature and poetry.
Date: On request basis
Historic Tour of the Ards Peninsula: Newtownards. Greyabbey, Carrowdore, Groomsport, Donaghadee, Ballywalter, Burr Point, Portaferry and Kircubbin
The tour will cover the multi-layered history of the Ards Peninsula from the Ice Age to the coming of Christianity, from the Vikings to the Anglo Normans, and from the Ulster-Scots to more recent times.
There will be stops for morning coffee and lunch (price not included). Please advise of any special dietary requests.
Dates: Tuesday 20 March, Wednesday 25 July, Thursday 4 October
Ulster-Scots Tour of North Down and the Lower Ards: Newtownards, Bangor, Groomsport, Donaghadee, Millisle, Ballywalter, Greyabbey, Carrowdore, Comber and Holywood
In 1606, two Scottish Lairds, Sir James Hamilton and Sir Hugh Montgomery settled large numbers of Scots in the Ards Peninsula. This tour will look at the legacy of the settlement in terms of people, places, history, heritage, literature and language. There will be stops for morning coffee and lunch (price not included). Please advise of any special dietary requests.
Dates: Monday 23 April, Tuesday 26 June, Wednesday 5 September
To book please contact the Tour Guide, Laura, directly.
About the Tour Guide, Laura Spence
Laura Spence from Comber is an experienced and passionate Blue Badge Tourist Guide with many years’ experience leading tours in Northern Ireland and further afield. A former BBC Producer, she is also a published author and teaches classes for local Councils, community groups and Stranmillis University College. Laura’s specialist knowledge of local culture, history, folklore and heritage is coupled with her interest in poetry and literature - and she blends all of these elements to create enjoyable tours which are insightful, informative and great fun.