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  1. Local school children perform a traditional dance on May Day around Ireland's only Maypole
    May Day design graphic
    A photo of Ireland's only Maypole on May Day, dressed with ribbons used in the traditional May Day dance
    May Day map of activity
    Local school children perform a traditional dance on May Day around Ireland's only Maypole
    May Day design graphic
    A photo of Ireland's only Maypole on May Day, dressed with ribbons used in the traditional May Day dance
    May Day map of activity

    Holywood

    Address

    Town Centre, Holywood, County Down, BT18 9AB

    Telephone

    028 9127 0069

    Type

    Type:

    Family Fun

    Holywood will be abuzz on May Day, Monday 2 May, for its annual event of music, merriment, family fun and of course May Day dancing performed by local school children. This is a free family fun day, organised by Ards and North Down Borough Council…

    Dates

  2. Sea Bangor Celebrates the Platinum Jubilee logo
    Collage of imagery representing the Sea Bangor event
    A little boy poses beside a ships wheel, looking through a monoscope
    A photo taken from behind two people admiring the view of boats on the water
    Kids having a go at the Sea Bangor Graffiti wall
    Sea Bangor Celebrates the Platinum Jubilee logo
    Collage of imagery representing the Sea Bangor event
    A little boy poses beside a ships wheel, looking through a monoscope
    A photo taken from behind two people admiring the view of boats on the water
    Kids having a go at the Sea Bangor Graffiti wall

    Bangor

    Address

    Quay Street car park and Eisenhower Pier, Quay Street, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5ED

    Telephone

    028 9127 0069

    Type

    Type:

    Family Fun

    Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service, to celebrate Bangor Seafront will come alive with activity on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June for Sea Bangor Celebrates the Platinum…

    Dates

    From:
    4 June 2022
    From:
    5 June 2022
  3. Photograph of Christmas decor in Bangor of a Reindeer and its young lit up within a globe of fairy lights

    Bangor

    Address

    Town centre, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5AG

    Telephone

    028 9127 0069

    Price

    Free

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas Events

    Saturday, 20 November is the day for the Christmas lights switch-on with a fantastic themed market during the day and into the evening

    Dates

    Price

    Free
  4. Pipe Band in action
    Photo of the side view of Bangor Castle (Bangor Town Hall) on a beautiful sunny day framed by flowers
    Pipe Band in action
    Pipe Band in action
    Photo of the side view of Bangor Castle (Bangor Town Hall) on a beautiful sunny day framed by flowers
    Pipe Band in action

    Castle Park Avenue, Bangor

    Address

    Castle Park, Town Hall/Bangor Castle, Castle Park Avenue, Bangor, County Down, BT20 4BT

    Telephone

    028 9267 0445

    Type

    Type:

    Show / Display

    Saturday 14 May will see the return of the annual Ards and North Down Pipe Band and Drum Major Championships in the grounds of Castle Park, located in Bangor Town Centre at the Town Hall, organised in conjunction with the Royal Scottish Pipe Band…

    Dates

  5. blair mayne statue in front of the ards town hall

    Newtownards

    Address

    Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 4NP

    Telephone

    028 9182 6846

    Price

    Price £5.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Tour

    Start the New Year and shake off the cobwebs from 2021 by exploring the rich and varied history of Newtownards. The tour will take you on a journey through time, visiting the Medieval plantation and Georgian periods discovering the many interesting…

    Dates

    Price

    Price £5.00 Per Ticket
  6. A photograph of Newtownards Christmas Tree lit at night with Ards Arts Centre in the backdrop

    Newtownards

    Address

    Town centre, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 4NP

    Telephone

    028 9182 6846

    Price

    Free

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas Events

    ***EVENT CANCELLED​​​*** UPDATED 26th Nov 2021

    Very regretfully, like a number of other events across Northern Ireland, we are having to cancel tomorrow's Christmas activities in Newtownards in their entirety because of the forecasted high winds.

    Dates

    Price

    Free
  7. a photo of a living room
    a photo of a snooker table of a games room
    a photo of a kitchen
    a photo of s house
    a photo of a sign saying flax cottage
    a photo of a bedroom
    a photo of a garden
    a photo of a kitchen
    a photo of a living room
    a photo of a snooker table of a games room
    a photo of a kitchen
    a photo of s house
    a photo of a sign saying flax cottage
    a photo of a bedroom
    a photo of a garden
    a photo of a kitchen

    Greyabbey

    Address

    8 Ballybryan Road, Greyabbey, Co Down, BT22 2RB

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 4278 8488

    Gradings

    • Four Star Quality Assurance
    Four Star Quality Assurance

    Type

    Type:

    Self-Catering

    As the name suggests, Flax cottage combines the rustic feel of the farmhouse with the comfort afforded by deluxe furnishings.

    Modern features such as free Wi Fi, digital satellite tv, video and mobile phone are available for those who want to ...

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

    Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Wifi
  8. Front entrance
    Views of the nearby beach
    Views from the front entrance
    Double bedroom
    Double bedroom
    Front entrance
    Views of the nearby beach
    Views from the front entrance
    Double bedroom
    Double bedroom

    Bangor

    Address

    140 Seacliff Road, Bangor, Co. Down, BT20 5EZ

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9146 4545

    Type

    Type:

    Bed & Breakfast

    Attractive, comfortable, clean accommodation situated on Bangor’s Seafront (Coastal Road) close to all amenities, including golf, sailing, fishing and the new Auroracentre. The house is centrally heated and all rooms have hot and cold water, ...

    Facilities

    Room / Unit Features

    • TV In Bedrooms

    Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Wifi
  9. Hotel front entrance
    Double bedroom
    Four poster double bedroom
    A glass of wine, pint of Guinness and a game of scrabble in the seating area
    Restaurant seating area
    View of the lough with ferry
    Conference room
    Double bedroom
    Hotel front entrance
    Double bedroom
    Four poster double bedroom
    A glass of wine, pint of Guinness and a game of scrabble in the seating area
    Restaurant seating area
    View of the lough with ferry
    Conference room
    Double bedroom

    Portaferry

    Address

    10 The Strand, Portaferry, County Down, BT22 1PE

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 4272 8231

    Gradings

    • Three Star Quality Assurance
    Three Star Quality Assurance

    Type

    Type:

    Hotel

    The Portaferry Hotel, the ideal place to relax, the minute you walk through our doors you can feel the atmosphere, snuggle up to our open fires or enjoy the stunning scenery with walks along the shore.

    Special Offers

    • Spring Break - County Down

      From £60 - B&B per night based on 2 persons

      Enjoy a Spring Break on the shores of Strangford Lough. Take a walk along the shoreline, relax in the bar with a cocktail or pack the car and explore all that this beautiful area has to offer. Enjoy B&B in our boutique shorefront Hotel with views across Strangford Lough.

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    Facilities

    Catering

    • Licensed

    Facilities

    Catering

    • Restaurant on Premises

    Facilities

    Room / Unit Features

    • TV In Bedrooms

    Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Wifi
  10. a photo of a large white building

    Ballywalter

    Address

    Meeting Point - The Stable Yard, Ballywalter Park, Ballywalter, County Down, BT22 2PP

    Type

    Type:

    Walking

    Lady Dunleath, Danish born, renowned food historian, and founder of the Ballywalter Park Paradise Gardening Club, will lead you on a fascinating tour of the walled garden. A rare opportunity to experience these stunning private gardens. Enjoy…

    Dates

    From:
    3 Sept 2022
  11. a photo of a group of adults on a small train surrounded by snow and trees
    a group of children and adults on a small train
    a group of adults on a small train
    a group of three people dressed in halloween costumes
    a group of people riding the small train with the person at the front wearing a red halloween mask
    a photograph of lightup sculptures of deer
    a photograph of a group of people riding the small train
    a man dressed as santa on the small train
    a group of men on the small train
    a photo of a group of adults on a small train surrounded by snow and trees
    a group of children and adults on a small train
    a group of adults on a small train
    a group of three people dressed in halloween costumes
    a group of people riding the small train with the person at the front wearing a red halloween mask
    a photograph of lightup sculptures of deer
    a photograph of a group of people riding the small train
    a man dressed as santa on the small train
    a group of men on the small train

    Antrim

    Address

    4 Steeple Green, Antrim, County Antrim, BT41 1BP

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9446 1272

    Type

    Type:

    Visitor Centres & Museums

    This 7 1/4" gauge miniature railway has about 2km of track with a variety of routes including bridges, cuttings, embankments, gradients and a twin-track tunnel. There is a station, picnic tables and the ticket office includes a small shop.

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  12. a picture of two red branded goodie bags

    Holywood

    Address

    Holywood, Down

    Telephone

    07879698286

    Type

    Type:

    Arts

    Come along and create your very own piece of sterling silver jewellery this 'Craft Month', under the guidance of local goldsmith Ruth. A thoroughly enjoyable and immersive experience you will never forget – as you create not only a ring, bangle or…

    Dates

    From:
    13 Aug 2022
  13. Bangor

    Address

    58 Cranley Road, Bangor, Co Down, BT19 7HE

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 7717 210 159

    Type

    Type:

    Self-Catering

    Number 58 is a delightful three bed semi detached property with a sunny aspect and all the home comforts you would wish from your holiday base in Bangor.

    It is ideally situated to allow you to explore Northern Ireland.

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

    Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Wifi
  14. Tourism brochures
    Living area
    Living area
    Kitchen dining area
    Kitchen
    Double bedroom
    Single bedroom
    Outside bench
    Beach
    Tourism brochures
    Living area
    Living area
    Kitchen dining area
    Kitchen
    Double bedroom
    Single bedroom
    Outside bench
    Beach

    Bangor

    Address

    2 The Briggs, Groomsport, Bangor, Co Down, BT19 6HY

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 7818 036 228

    Type

    Type:

    Self-Catering

    Beachside – a modern coastal ground floor apartment centrally located in Groomsport, boasting pleasant sea views. Beach theme styled accommodation offers guests a spacious open plan lounge/dining area, two bedrooms.

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  15. Photo of the external building of Ards Visitor Information Centre
    A photo of an Ards Visitor Information Centre staff member holding up tourist literature for the area
    A photo of some items for sale in the Ards Visitor Information Centre shop which features souvenirs, crafts and more
    A photo of the literature stands in Ards Visitor Information Centre
    A photo of the shop in Ards Visitor Information Centre
    Photo of the external building of Ards Visitor Information Centre
    A photo of an Ards Visitor Information Centre staff member holding up tourist literature for the area
    A photo of some items for sale in the Ards Visitor Information Centre shop which features souvenirs, crafts and more
    A photo of the literature stands in Ards Visitor Information Centre
    A photo of the shop in Ards Visitor Information Centre

    Newtownards

    Address

    31 Regent Street, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 4AD

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9182 6846

    Type

    Type:

    Tourist Information Centre

    Make us your first point of call for information on attractions, accommodation, activities and events during your visit to the beautiful Ards Peninsula and Strangford Lough region. We can help with tailored advice on how best to spend your time here.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)
  16. The Bay Tree logo
    Dining area
    Brunch special menu
    Chalkboard sign promoting different drinks
    Staff standing beside a beer promotion stand
    Main meal
    The Bay Tree logo
    Dining area
    Brunch special menu
    Chalkboard sign promoting different drinks
    Staff standing beside a beer promotion stand
    Main meal

    Holywood

    Address

    118 High Street, Holywood, County Down, BT18 9HW

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9042 1419

    Type

    Type:

    Café

    The restaurant is Bridgestone Guide recommended, serving quality food with fresh ingredients and an individual touch. We're open 7 days a week, as well as friday nights for dinner. We hold popular monthly wine/beer/whiskey tasting evenings too.

  17. Outside patio seating area
    Exterior of house
    Outside patio seating area
    Exterior of house

    Greyabbey

    Address

    10 Cardy Road, Greyabbey, Co. Down, BT22 2LS

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 4278 8737

    Type

    Type:

    Self-Catering

    Boleyhill Farm is situated at the top of a private lane between Strangford Lough and the Irish Sea. The three cottages retain their original character and charm and have been renovated to the highest standard.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Dogs Welcome Inside

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

    Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Wifi
  18. Cartoon background image of a living room with puppet Pips star of the zoom show

    Address

    Zoom

    Telephone

    028 9181 0803

    Price

    Free

    Type

    Type:

    Family Fun

    BBC Bitesize puppet Pip comes to play with Cre8 Theatre in this whirlwind adventure around the many bends of river life.

    Dates

    Price

    Free
  19. a photograph looking up at a windmill with a blue sky in the background
    a photograph of a mural of farmers in the field
    a photo of some rocks and posters on display in a museum
    a side view photo of a windmill
    a photograph looking up at a windmill with a blue sky in the background
    a photograph of a mural of farmers in the field
    a photo of some rocks and posters on display in a museum
    a side view photo of a windmill

    Millisle

    Address

    Windmill Road, Millisle, County Down, BT22 2DS

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9082 3207

    Type

    Type:

    Visitor Centres & Museums

    Late 18th-century tower mill in use until 1915 and still in working order. Take a virtual tour and discover this unique building.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)
  20. Christmas ornaments displayed promoting craft shop

    Castle Park Avenue, Bangor

    Address

    North Down Museum, Bangor Castle, Castle Park Avenue, Bangor, County Down, BT20 4BT

    Telephone

    028 9127 1200

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas Events

    Come and do your Christmas shopping in North Down Museum- why not grab a coffee or lunch with friends to really make a day of it.

    Dates

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