The official website of Visit Ards and North Down
En

Discovery Hub: Donaghadee Harbour

Ards Visitor Information Centre, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 4AD
Donaghadee Heritage Preservation Company logo

About

In the Ards Visitor Information Centre, in Newtownards, you can enjoy an exhibit in their Discovery Hub on Donaghadee Harbour by the Donaghadee Heritage Preservation Company. The exhibition will display the story behind the harbour which today is recognised internationally as being part of the fictional town of 'Port Devine' in the BBC series, Hope Street.

Donaghadee harbour was built in the 1820s and designed by John Rennie. Since then, the harbour has been used by many different types of vessels. Sailing ships, steam ships bringing coal, the fishermen with their yawls and, later, trawlers have all called to Donaghadee Harbour. Boat trips to the Copeland Islands were a popular attraction in the summer months and the Harbour has had a lifeboat station since 1910. The Harbour with its iconic lighthouse is still an important part of this historic coastal town and the perfect place to take a stroll by the sea.

The Harbour with its iconic lighthouse is still an important part of this historic coastal town and the perfect place to take a stroll by the sea.

Find out more about Donaghadee and view some fascinating images of the Harbour throughout its history in this interesting display. Free admission.

Book Tickets Online

Add Discovery Hub: Donaghadee Harbour to your Itinerary

Close window

Call direct on:

Tel028 9182 6846

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Sorry, this event has passed

What's Nearby

  1. At the east of High Street in Newtownards the Market Cross was built in 1636 but was…

    0.28 miles away
  2. At the south east edge of Newtownards these substantial remains of a Dominican (Black)…

    0.36 miles away
  3. Located in Newtownards’ beautifully restored Georgian Town Hall in the centre of town,…

    0.71 miles away
  1. In July 2000, Kiltonga Nature Reserve became the first site in the UK to be awarded BT…

    0.72 miles away
  2. Movilla Abbey, Methodist and Church of Ireland.

    As important as Bangor, Movilla was…

    1.08 miles away
  3. At the top of Scrabo Hill, overlooking Strangford Lough and the whole of North Down, is…

    1.16 miles away
  4. This charming park is situated around the upper slopes and top of Scrabo Hill, near the…

    1.41 miles away
  5. The Museum examines Ireland's role in the 1st World War with special reference to the…

    1.56 miles away
  6. The Ark Open Farm is a fantastic family day out; the farm itself is set in 40 acres of…

    1.72 miles away
  7. The gallery seeks to promote quality Irish art in a relaxed atmosphere and displays a…

    2.03 miles away
  8. Run by Adam's Auctioneers, The Ava Gallery is a hidden gem of visual arts in North Down,…

    3.4 miles away
  9. Accesible to all and perfect for a family stroll while looking at the local flora and…

    3.45 miles away
  10. St Mary’s Parish Church stands on the site of a Cistercian Abbey built in 1199. It was of…

    3.52 miles away
  11. Situated in The Square in Comber, it was erected in 1845 to commemorate the bravery of…

    3.55 miles away
  12. Comber Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church was built on a site donated by James Andrews…

    3.65 miles away
  13. This 7 1/4" gauge miniature railway has about 2km of track with a variety of routes…

    3.83 miles away
Previous Next

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Beside the Translink bus station in Newtownards

View Maps and Visitor Guides
View of what Ards and North Down has to offer and some of the best things to see and do during a visit.
E-newsletter sign up
Sign up for the Ards and North Down newsletter for inspiration and travel tips.
Back to Top

Tourism Northern Ireland

Don't Miss