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Newtownards Historical Walking Tour - Experience AND 2024

Tour departs Town Hall/Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Off High Street, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 4NP
Newtownards Priory


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


Explore the rich and varied history of Newtownards. The tour, led by expert guide Paul Whitla, will take you on a journey through time, visiting the Medieval plantation and learning about Georgian periods, discovering many interesting and exciting stories, including those of John de Courcy and Oliver Cromwell. Immerse yourself in the history of Newtownards - one of the oldest settlements in Northern Ireland!

Things to note 
Those U18 yrs must be accompanied by a paying adult and also purchase a full price ticket
Tickets close 24 hrs before activity
Tour covers uneven ground. Please wear suitable footwear.

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.

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


Tour covers uneven ground. Please wear suitable footwear.  This experience may not be suitable for wheelchair users / those with mobility issues - Please contact the Visitor Information Centre team for more information.


Where practicable ANDBC will aim to accommodate carers and be as inclusive as possible. Due to the variety and nature of the programme this requires assessment on a case-by-case basis. If you require further information in relation to this, please call Bangor Visitor Information Centre on 028 9127 0069, and they will be able to address your enquiry.

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10.30am-12.30pm (25 May 2024)

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