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Strangford Lough Viking Festival - Historical Walking Tour, Sun 12.30pm

Portaferry Hotel, 10 The Strand, Portaferry, County Down, BT22 1PE
Event poster visual featuring three Viking characters and event details. Images supplied by Lakes Vikings, photo credit to Ciara McMullen Photography.


This walking tour of Portaferry will be led by the knowledgeable Brigid Watson of Sustainable Journeys Ireland, with a Viking and natural history emphasis.

Once an important shipbuilding centre, Portaferry is now a picturesque tourist destination nestled on the shore of Strangford Lough. On this walk, explore the economic and social history of the town and visit local buildings of architectural interest. Learn about Portaferry’s maritime industrial heritage, key people who shaped the development of the town, and hear stories about the impact of the Vikings in this coastal area.

Suitable for all.

Bring warm clothing, including a hat and rainproof gear. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour ends back at the Portaferry Hotel.

Due to the gradient and surfaces of the route, the walk is unsuitable for wheelchair users.


Note, this walking tour is also taking place on:

Friday 25 March, 11am-1pm and Saturday 26 March, 1.15pm-3.15pm


All providers will adhere to Covid-19 safety guidelines in accordance with government advice, visit for the latest guidance.

Festival terms and conditions can be found on

Most of the events in the festival are wheelchair accessible. If you have a question about a specific venue, please email


FREE Event Bus information - A timetable of free buses on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March for those within the Ards and North Down area.

Car parking information - this list is all borough, including Portaferry. There will be signage directing visitors to car parking and to temporary parking for the duration of the festival.

Strangford Lough Ferry information including timetables. Please check that the ferry is running before setting out on your journey - subject to weather conditions.


All events subject to change.

Images supplied by Lakes Vikings, photo credit to Ciara McMullen Photography.

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