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Step Back in Time Guided Walking Tour, 12 Aug - Experience AND 2023

Tour departs Bangor Abbey, Newtownards Road/Abbey Street, Bangor, County Down, BT20 4AE
Image of the front of Bangor Abbey on a bright sunny day


Part of Experience Ards and North Down 2023. Click here to see the full programme. 


*New for 2023*

Step back in time and let our knowledgeable guides and uncover stories of Bangor’s fascinating past.

Beginning at Bangor Abbey, hear about how for almost three hundred years this was one of the greatest monastic schools in Europe. Follow the Bangor Bell Trail through Castle Park, to the North Down Museum, see displays which reflect the pivotal role that the Abbey held in early Christian Ireland. Discover how the monks met their fate at the hands of the Vikings and see a reconstructed Monk's Cell. Then it’s a short walk through the park to Bangor Castle's original Victorian Walled Garden, which is home to the “Convey” sculpture, hear how its design links many aspects of Bangor’s history together.         


Things to note
Tour departs on foot from Bangor Abbey.
Children are welcome, ticket applicable. No Concessions.
U18's must be accompanied by at least one paying adult.
The route is just under a one mile walk on pathed surfaces through Castle Park.
Suitable walking shoes is advisable.

The Tour is fully accessible with disabled toilets available in the North Down Museum and Bangor Castle Walled Garden.

Terms and conditions
Terms and Conditions apply.


Getting there
By car: from Belfast follow A2 to Bangor Town Centre. Pay and Display parking at Abbey Street East and Abbey Street West car parks.
By public transport: Train or bus to Bangor Station. From station turn right and walk approximately 5 minutes up Abbey Street to Bangor Abbey. See Translink for timetables.



Online booking fee applies.

All details subject to change.

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