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:
Visitor & 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

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