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Gardens & Gin - Experience AND 2024

Tour will depart by coach from Ards Visitor Information Centre,, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 4AD
  • Tour group enjoys a tasting at Echlinville Distillery
A tour in the Echlinville fields


Part of Experience Ards and North Down 2024. Click here to see the full programme. 


A New for 2024 escorted excursion by coach. Opportunity to learn about how gin is made from field to glass.

Calling all Gin enthusiasts! Need a tonic this summer, then hop on-board our escorted coach tour. First stop, Mount Stewart Estate, where their knowledgeable team will guide you through the spectacular gardens, universally renowned for their plant collections. Gain an insight into the variety of botanicals which are carefully infused to create your favourite gin. Then it’s onto the award-winning Echlinville Distillery, to discover the story of Ireland's first farm distillery. 

Enjoy a light lunch and an opportunity to experience the fine art of gin making and sample the product!

Things to note
Strictly over 18 yrs only.

Tour will depart by coach in front of Ards Visitor Information Centre, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards, BT23 4AD.

Tickets close 48 hrs before activity.

Dietary requirements
Please ensure that you check with all members of your party regarding food allergies, intolerances, and dietary requirements prior to booking tickets.
It is the responsibility of the ticketholder to inform a member of staff at the host venue about food allergies, intolerances and specific dietary requirements. 
This must be done 72 hours before the experience by contacting Jill Hunter at ANDBC:

Getting there

By Car: from Belfast follow the A20 along Kempe Stones Road to Newtownards.  At the roundabout take the 1st exit along Blair Mayne Road South.  At the traffic lights turn right onto Church Street/ Regent Street.  Conway Square on the right.

Car parking | Ards and North Down Borough Council

By Bus from Belfast: Ulsterbus Bus No, 7, 9 &10 to Bus Station. See Translink NI website for bus departure and arrival times.


Tour covers uneven ground and steep inclines. Please wear suitable footwear.
Whilst we endeavour to make our experiences accessible for all, limitations can prevent this. Unfortunately, on this occasion, the tour cannot accommodate wheelchair users.                                                                   

Where practicable providers within the Experience Programme will aim to accommodate carers and be as inclusive as possible. With such a diverse range of activities, operated by a number of providers, it is necessary for this to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact Bangor Visitor Information Centre on 028 9127 0069, and they will be able to address your enquiry.


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Online booking fees apply. Avoid the booking fee and buy direct through our Visitor Information Centres.

All details subject to change.

For more information on safe alcohol consumption, visit the Drink Aware website.

Guide Prices

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Strictly over 18 yrs only£65.00 per ticket

Online booking fees apply. Avoid the booking fee and buy direct through our Visitor Information Centres.

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9.45pm-2pm (27 July 2024)

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