Discover two hidden gems of the Mourne Coastal Route, connected by Europe's oldest ferry service

Explore a rich Viking heritage, the United Irishmen, the largest collection of tower house castles; Saint Patrick gets a mention too! Having helped to develop the heritage trails you will also discover the buildings and places not included in the trails and get a trip across the narrows on the ferry which is not your everyday everyday experience!

Tour takes place on the second Friday of every month
Further information

The walk is about 2 miles and circular, returning to the start point.

The route will use a mix of footpaths and paved streets.

The tour lasts 2 hours.

Ferry journeys are included in the price.​

The meeting points
​For Strangford
The Square (the Pocket Park)
BT30 7ND

For Portaferry
The Strand (in front of Portaferry Hotel)
BT22 1PE

There is a mix of on street car parking and surface car parking available in both Strangford and Portaferry. Please be aware of any restrictions before leaving your vehicle. Regular Ulsterbus services operate to Strangford from Downpatrick Bus Centre and to Portaferry from both Belfast and Newtownards.​

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Opening Times

  • Registration at 2:15PM
  • Starts 2.30pm


  • £15.00

Contact Details

  • Address The Strand (in front of Portaferry Hotel) Portaferry Co Down BT22 1PE
  • Telephone
  • Email Lecale Peninsula
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