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  1. arial photo of part of the lough
    photo of some grass at the shore of the lough
    photograph showing a field of sunflowers
    a photo showing the lough with the mountains in the background
    arial photo of part of the lough
    photo of some grass at the shore of the lough
    photograph showing a field of sunflowers
    a photo showing the lough with the mountains in the background

    Newtownards

    Address

    8 Ballyquintin Road, Portaferry, Newtownards, County Down, BT22 1RG

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 4461 5520

    Type

    Type:

    Nature and Wildlife

    Ballyquintin Nature Reserve includes Ballyquintin Point at the tip of the Ards Peninsula, County Down where the Irish Sea enters Strangford Lough.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)

less than 2 miles

  1. A photo of the alter at St Cooey's wells
    A photo of the word drink which forms part of the Washing, Eye and Drinking wells situated in this peaceful, wooded dell, which are reputed to have he
    A photo of the alter at St Cooey's wells
    A photo of the word drink which forms part of the Washing, Eye and Drinking wells situated in this peaceful, wooded dell, which are reputed to have he

    Newtownards

    Address

    Ards Visitor Information Centre, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards, Co Down, BT23 4AD

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9182 6846

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Sites, Houses, Castles & Buildings

    the church at St Cooey’s Wells is thought to date from the 7th century but only the foundation stones now remain.
    The Washing, Eye and Drinking wells in this peaceful, wooded dell are reputed to have healing powers.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

less than 5 miles

  1. a mum, dad and toddler looking at fish in the tank
    a boy and a girl looking at fish in the tank
    a boy and his dad looking at a sea creature in the tank
    a little girl looking at a fish in the tank
    a photograph showing the interior of the aquarium
    a photograph of two otters in the water
    a photograph of a crocodile in the enclosure
    a photograph of someone holding a starfish
    a photograph of two kids kneeling down and looking into the fish tank
    a mum, dad and toddler looking at fish in the tank
    a boy and a girl looking at fish in the tank
    a boy and his dad looking at a sea creature in the tank
    a little girl looking at a fish in the tank
    a photograph showing the interior of the aquarium
    a photograph of two otters in the water
    a photograph of a crocodile in the enclosure
    a photograph of someone holding a starfish
    a photograph of two kids kneeling down and looking into the fish tank

    Portaferry

    Address

    The Rope Walk, Castle Street, Portaferry, County Down, BT22 1NZ

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 4272 8062

    Gradings

    • Five Star Quality Assurance
    Five Star Quality Assurance

    Type

    Type:

    Zoo / Aquarium

    Enjoy a diver's view of marine life from around the world without getting wet. A sunken galleon, friendly sharks and a snappy crocodile all star in Northern Ireland’s only aquarium and seal rehabilitation centre.

  2. a photograph of some brick ruins

    Portaferry

    Address

    Tullymally Road, Portaferry, County Down, BT22 1JX

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9082 3207

    Type

    Type:

    Churches & Sacred Sites

    These ruined churches are situated one and a half miles north east of Portaferry on the Tullymally Road, east of the A2 to Cloughey and are signposted from Portaferry.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)
  3. Windmill Hill in Portaferry.Close up photo of the windmill
    Photo on a bright day of the Strangford Ferry with Windmill Hill and Portaferry in the backdrop
    A photo of the picturesque view of Portaferry town from Strangford Lough. The Strangford Ferry is in the shot.
    Photo of Windmill Hill and Portaferry lit in the evening
    Windmill Hill in Portaferry.Close up photo of the windmill
    Photo on a bright day of the Strangford Ferry with Windmill Hill and Portaferry in the backdrop
    A photo of the picturesque view of Portaferry town from Strangford Lough. The Strangford Ferry is in the shot.
    Photo of Windmill Hill and Portaferry lit in the evening

    Portaferry

    Address

    Windmill Hill, Portaferry, County Down, BT22 1RH

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9182 6846

    Type

    Type:

    Nature and Wildlife

    Situated on the hill south east of the town below the stump of Portaferry Windmill, a lay by and a viewpoint has been provided. One can enjoy a breath-taking view of Strangford Lough from the mouth of the Lough to Greyabbey.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)
  4. Photo of a smiling couple with Portaferry Castle Tower in background
    Image of Portaferry Castle from the road side
    Photo of a smiling couple with Portaferry Castle Tower in background
    Image of Portaferry Castle from the road side

    Portaferry

    Address

    Castle Street, Portaferry, County Down, BT22 1NZ

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9082 3207

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Sites, Houses, Castles & Buildings

    Portaferry Castle is a 16th Century tower-house, built by the Savage family. It is located on the slope overlooking Portaferry harbour.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)
  5. a photograph of the exterior of some terraced white cottages

    Portaferry

    Address

    Kearney Road, Portaferry, County Down, BT22 1QP

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 4278 8387

    Type

    Type:

    Nature and Wildlife

    Owned by the National Trust, it is a picturesque 18th century fishing village with scenic coastal walks. There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen. A small visitor centre is open from dawn to dusk, as are the public toilets and car park.

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

more than 5 miles

  1. Image of the NIEA signpost entitled Scrabo County Park, caring for the environment with Scrabo Tower in background
    Drone photo of Scrabo Tower sitting majestically on it's hill overlooking countryside
    Photo of yellow flowers and green leaves, a shrub that grows around Scrabo
    Image of the NIEA signpost entitled Scrabo County Park, caring for the environment with Scrabo Tower in background
    Drone photo of Scrabo Tower sitting majestically on it's hill overlooking countryside
    Photo of yellow flowers and green leaves, a shrub that grows around Scrabo

    Newtownards

    Address

    203A Scrabo Road, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 4SJ

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9181 1491

    Gradings

    • Four Star Quality Assurance
    Four Star Quality Assurance

    Type

    Type:

    Nature and Wildlife

    This charming park is situated around the upper slopes and top of Scrabo Hill, near the area of Newtownards. When visitors come and explore, they will be able to view the panoramic sights of Strangford Lough as well as the surrounding countryside.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  2. Image of the front of the Mount Stewart Estate House
    Photo of Mount Stewart trees with beautiful autumn foliage with hues of greens, oranges and browns
    A photograph of the Mount Stewart formal gardens to back of Estate house in bloom
    Photo of the bronze statue that commemorates the birth of Lady Mairi in 1921, surrounded by bells and cockle shells based on the nursery rhyme, set wi
    Image of the formal dining room inside of the Mount Stewart Estate House
    Image of the front of the Mount Stewart Estate House
    Photo of Mount Stewart trees with beautiful autumn foliage with hues of greens, oranges and browns
    A photograph of the Mount Stewart formal gardens to back of Estate house in bloom
    Photo of the bronze statue that commemorates the birth of Lady Mairi in 1921, surrounded by bells and cockle shells based on the nursery rhyme, set wi
    Image of the formal dining room inside of the Mount Stewart Estate House

    Newtownards

    Address

    Portaferry Road, Newtownards, County Down, BT22 2AD

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 4278 8387

    Gradings

    • Four Star Quality Assurance
    Four Star Quality Assurance

    Type

    Type:

    Garden

    Mount Stewart is a stunning estate in the beautiful scenic area of Strangford Lough. The Formal Gardens are ranked as one of the top ten in the world and the within the house there are collections of national and international significance.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Dogs Welcome Inside

    Facilities

    Catering

    • Licensed

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • Car parking
    • On site parking

    Facilities

    Catering

    • Restaurant on Premises

    Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Wifi
  3. Photo of a lady and gent dressed in clothing from early 1900's outside of one of the cottages. The lady is standing holding a chicken and the gent is
    Image of a group of ladies and gents dressed in old fashioned clothing visiting the on site Picture House
    Photo of one of the beautiful thatched houses and lush gardens on site at Ulster Folk Museum
    Image of a lady dressed in old fashioned clothing pouring milk into her mixing bowl as she bakes scones or soda bread
    Photo of a gent dressed in old fashioned clothing in his workshop. There is a flaming fire and sparks are flying as he works on a piece of iron
    Photo of a gent dressed in old fashioned clothing giving a talk to a group of visitors to the museum
    A photo of a visiting couple to the dressmaking shop in early 1900's Ballycultra village within the museum. The lady is admiring a hat presented to he
    Photo of a lady and gent dressed in clothing from early 1900's outside of one of the cottages. The lady is standing holding a chicken and the gent is
    Image of a group of ladies and gents dressed in old fashioned clothing visiting the on site Picture House
    Photo of one of the beautiful thatched houses and lush gardens on site at Ulster Folk Museum
    Image of a lady dressed in old fashioned clothing pouring milk into her mixing bowl as she bakes scones or soda bread
    Photo of a gent dressed in old fashioned clothing in his workshop. There is a flaming fire and sparks are flying as he works on a piece of iron
    Photo of a gent dressed in old fashioned clothing giving a talk to a group of visitors to the museum
    A photo of a visiting couple to the dressmaking shop in early 1900's Ballycultra village within the museum. The lady is admiring a hat presented to he

    Holywood

    Address

    153 Bangor Road, Cultra, Holywood, County Down, BT18 0EU

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9042 8428

    Price

    Price Free to £25.00 Per Ticket

    Gradings

    • Four Star Quality Assurance
    Four Star Quality Assurance

    Type

    Type:

    Visitor Centres & Museums

    Step back in time and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago. Explore thatched cottages, farms, schools and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the Ulster Folk Museum.

    Price

    Price Free to £25.00 Per Ticket

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Dogs accepted by arrangement

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  4. Photo of people enjoying rides on the Giant Swans pedal boats on the blue waters of the man made pond at Pickie Funpark
    Photo of the Giant Swans in use by visitors at Pickie Funpark
    Photo of go-karts and water zorbing balls at Pickie Funpark (seasonal activities)
    Photo of the Pickie Funpark Beach huts used for changing after enjoying the splash pad area
    Photo of people enjoying rides on the Giant Swans pedal boats on the blue waters of the man made pond at Pickie Funpark
    Photo of the Giant Swans in use by visitors at Pickie Funpark
    Photo of go-karts and water zorbing balls at Pickie Funpark (seasonal activities)
    Photo of the Pickie Funpark Beach huts used for changing after enjoying the splash pad area

    Bangor

    Address

    1 Marine Gardens, Queens Parade, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5HA

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9145 0746

    Gradings

    • Four Star Quality Assurance
    Four Star Quality Assurance

    Type

    Type:

    Adventure Park / Playground

    Pickie Funpark is one of the top ten visitor attractions in Northern Ireland. The park provides a fun day out for all: An 18-hole mini-golf course, giant pedal swans, Pickie Puffer train, children's play area, children's electric car track and more.

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

    Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Wifi
  5. Photo of little boy in blue top and brown trousers jumping off wooden steps onto autumn leaves

    Comber

    Address

    Castle Espie, 78 Ballydrain Road, Comber, County Down, BT23 6EA

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9187 4146

    Gradings

    • Four Star Quality Assurance
    Four Star Quality Assurance

    Type

    Type:

    Nature and Wildlife

    Ireland's largest collection of ducks, geese and swans. Viewing from hides, waterfowl gardens, woodland walks. Extended gardens and woodlands with a gift shop, home made food, art gallery and coffee shop.

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

    Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Wifi
  6. A photo of Cockle Row Cottages taken from a distance to include the seasonal paddling pool in shot on a bright sunny day
    A close up photo of Cockle Row Cottages in Groomsport with a sense of location beside the harbour
    A photo of some museum articles on display. Items from the 1910's era commonly used by the fisherman and his family who lived in Cockle Row Cottages.
    An image of the Groomsport Information sign
    A photo of the view of Groomsport Harbour which featured a number of boats moored in the bay
    A photo of a boat sculpture set within a garden display located on grassland beside the seafront area
    A photo of Cockle Row Cottages taken from a distance to include the seasonal paddling pool in shot on a bright sunny day
    A close up photo of Cockle Row Cottages in Groomsport with a sense of location beside the harbour
    A photo of some museum articles on display. Items from the 1910's era commonly used by the fisherman and his family who lived in Cockle Row Cottages.
    An image of the Groomsport Information sign
    A photo of the view of Groomsport Harbour which featured a number of boats moored in the bay
    A photo of a boat sculpture set within a garden display located on grassland beside the seafront area

    Groomsport

    Address

    The Harbour, Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9127 2269

    Gradings

    • Three Star Quality Assurance
    Three Star Quality Assurance

    Type

    Type:

    Visitor Centres & Museums

    Cockle Row cottages are perfect for the whole family to visit. Free weekend entertainment during open season for all including craft fairs, children's crafts, live music and local craft demonstrations.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  7. a photograph of waves hitting the rocks at the shore
    a photograph of people on a large grassy area with trees and a path
    a photograph showing the sea, some sand and a grassy area
    a photograph of some trees and a grassy area next to a sandy beach
    a photograph of two people riding their bikes on a grassy area
    a photograph of Crawfordsburn beach shown through some trees on a hill
    an arial photograph of the grassy area and some buildings next to the shore
    a photo of the beach on a cloudy day
    a photograph of waves hitting the rocks at the shore
    a photograph of people on a large grassy area with trees and a path
    a photograph showing the sea, some sand and a grassy area
    a photograph of some trees and a grassy area next to a sandy beach
    a photograph of two people riding their bikes on a grassy area
    a photograph of Crawfordsburn beach shown through some trees on a hill
    an arial photograph of the grassy area and some buildings next to the shore
    a photo of the beach on a cloudy day

    Helen's Bay

    Address

    Bridge Road South, Helen's Bay, County Down, BT19 1JT

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9185 3621

    Gradings

    • Three Star Quality Assurance
    Three Star Quality Assurance

    Type

    Type:

    Public Park

    With tranquil walks through peaceful meadows and wooded glens and a stunning waterfall, Crawfordsburn Country Park provides a relaxing natural retreat.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  8. Photo of four seals gathered on the seaweed and moss covered sea rocks

    Newtownards

    Address

    Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, County Down, BT22 2AD

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 7824 334 429

    Type

    Type:

    Visitor Centres & Museums

    The Lookout is a wildlife interpretative centre, showcasing the wildlife around the Strangford Lough area. Telescopes and remotely controlled camers allow close up views of basking seals and breeding seabird colonies.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  9. Ballyholme Esplanade during the day showing the waters splashing against the seawall.
    Photo of bathers and a kayaker enjoying the sparkling waters of Ballyholme Beach on a sunny day
    Close up photo of the ripples of sand on Ballyholme Beach with the promenade and bathers in backdrop
    Ballyholme Esplanade during the day showing the waters splashing against the seawall.
    Photo of bathers and a kayaker enjoying the sparkling waters of Ballyholme Beach on a sunny day
    Close up photo of the ripples of sand on Ballyholme Beach with the promenade and bathers in backdrop

    Bangor

    Address

    Bank's Lane, Groomsport Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5EG

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9127 0069

    Type

    Type:

    Beach

    The mile long crescent of sandy beach curving along Ballyholme bay has been a favourite sea bathing spot for generations.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  10. a photograph of the motte surrounded by some trees

    Holywood

    Address

    Brook Street, Holywood, County Down, BT18 9BB

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9082 3207

    Type

    Type:

    Nature and Wildlife

    Holywood Motte is an Anglo-Norman castle mound, which probably had a ditch round its base and a timber palisade round the summit.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)
  11. Photo of yellow gorse bush and Scrabo Tower peaking up from behind framed by blue sky
    Photo of person and dog sitting on bench enjoying the outstanding views from Scrabo hill
    Image of NIEA signpost entitled Scabo Country Park, caring for the environment
    Drone photo of Scrao Tower sitting majestically on it's hill overlooking the countryside
    Close up image of yellow flowers and green leaves of  shrub that grows around Scrabo
    Photo of yellow gorse bush and Scrabo Tower peaking up from behind framed by blue sky
    Photo of person and dog sitting on bench enjoying the outstanding views from Scrabo hill
    Image of NIEA signpost entitled Scabo Country Park, caring for the environment
    Drone photo of Scrao Tower sitting majestically on it's hill overlooking the countryside
    Close up image of yellow flowers and green leaves of  shrub that grows around Scrabo

    Newtownards

    Address

    203A Scrabo Road, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 4SJ

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9082 3207

    Type

    Type:

    Nature and Wildlife

    Scrabo Country Park is centred at the top of Scrabo Hill near Newtownards and boasts incredible views over Strangford Lough and the surrounding countryside.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  12. Photo of the side exterior of the gallery building covered with a lush display of ivy
    The Battletown Gallery logo
    Photo of the side exterior of the gallery building covered with a lush display of ivy
    The Battletown Gallery logo

    Newtownards

    Address

    90 Bowtown Road, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 8SL

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9181 2626

    Type

    Type:

    Art Gallery

    The gallery seeks to promote quality irish art in a relaxed atmosphere and displays a varied range of work. With emphasis on quality and innovative work, the gallery showcases both contemporary and semi-traditional styles.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  13. Photograph of Nendrum Monastic site at sunset. Vibrant colours of purples and pinks loom over the ruins
    Close up photo of the Nendrum ruins surrounded by green grass
    Close up image of the round tower ruins of Nendrum Monastic site
    Close up photo of Nendrum Monastic site with blue skies and white clouds in background
    A photo of a different angle of Nendrum showing the sundial and round tower on a sunny day
    Birds eye view photo image showing the extent of the Nendrum Monastic site and its ruins surrounded by countryside
    Illustration of how Nendrum Monastic site would have likely looked in active years - buildings intact, surrounded by farmland, resident huts and veget
    Photograph of Nendrum Monastic site at sunset. Vibrant colours of purples and pinks loom over the ruins
    Close up photo of the Nendrum ruins surrounded by green grass
    Close up image of the round tower ruins of Nendrum Monastic site
    Close up photo of Nendrum Monastic site with blue skies and white clouds in background
    A photo of a different angle of Nendrum showing the sundial and round tower on a sunny day
    Birds eye view photo image showing the extent of the Nendrum Monastic site and its ruins surrounded by countryside
    Illustration of how Nendrum Monastic site would have likely looked in active years - buildings intact, surrounded by farmland, resident huts and veget

    Comber

    Address

    Mahee Island, Ringneill Road, Comber, County Down, BT23 6EP

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9082 3207

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Sites, Houses, Castles & Buildings

    Nendrum is thought to have been set up by St Machaoi in the 5th Century and also has links to St Patrick in later sources. The monastery consists of 3 round dry stone walled enclosures, one within the other.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
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