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

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:
All Ireland accommodation booking service
Information on Northern Ireland attractions, activities, accommodation and events
Ticketing for local events and attractions
Gift Shop


Opening Hours


January - April and September - December the opening hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.15am - 5pm,   Wednesday 10am-5pm,     Saturday 10am - 4pm,    and Closed Sunday

May, June, July and August ----------------- the opening hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.15am - 5pm,    Wednesday 10am - 5pm,    Saturday 10am - 5pm,   and Sunday 1pm - 5pm


Christmas & New Years Opening Hours

Monday 24th - Wednesday 26th : Closed

Thursday 27th : 10am-4pm

Friday 28th : 9.15am - 5.00pm

Saturday 29th : 10.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 30th : Closed

Monday 31st : 9.15am - 5.00pm

Tuesday 1st : Closed

Opening Times

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  • Free

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