Today the 17th Century Tower serves as the Bangor's Visitor Information Centre

Council has agreed a series of measures to enable us to continue to deliver critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic. All Council buildings are closed to the public until further notice including all Visitor Information Centres (VIC's).

Enquiries can me made via email only and will be responded to within a few days of receipt. 

All Council events and events organised by outside agencies on Council land are cancelled until 30 November 2020.


The 17th Century Tower and adjoining Tower House on Bangor Seafront are well preserved reminders of Bangor's sea-faring history alongside its modern Marina.

Originally built in 1637 as a Custom House, the architecture of the Tower is unique in Bangor and rare in Ulster. Over the past 300 years the building has served various purposes - private dwellings, an antique shop and housed hot sea water baths.

The future of the Tower House was protected when the Historic Buildings Branch of the Department of the Environment added it to their "List of Buildings of Special Interest" in 1979.

Services include:
Visitor and Event Information
Ticket Sales
Accommodaton Booking Service
Gift Shop


Opening Hours

January - May and September - December:

Monday - Friday: 9.15am - 5pm 

Saturday: 10am - 4pm  (closed at lunch: 12.45pm - 1.30pm)

Sunday: Closed


June, July and August:

Monday - Friday: 9.15am - 5pm  

Saturday: 10am - 5pm  (closed at lunch: 12.45 - 1.30pm)

Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

Opening Times

  • See main text


  • Free

Contact Details

  • Address Tower House 34 Quay Street Bangor Co.Down BT20 5ED
  • Telephone 028 9127 0069
  • Email Bangor VIC
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