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Bangor, Co. Down

Bangor is a pleasant seaside town with plenty of shopping, and a large marina, offering visitors boating, yachting, sea angling, golf, and sandy beaches. 

Ballyholme Yacht club (0044 28 91 271 467), provides yachting tuition, whilst scuba enthusiasts can visit Bangor Scuba diving (0044 28 91 861 686) which offers a mix of dive sites, suited to all levels. 

Historical sites of interest include the three storey Helen’s tower, built around 1858, erected in honour of Helen Lady Dufferin and the Bangor Abbey Parish church is worth a visit as it kept its 15th Century tower. 

Redburn Country Park (0044 91 811 491) has beautiful woodland walks and views of Belfast Lough and hills. 

The Bird of Prey centre (0044 28 91 270 069) provides an exciting stop for visitors as they put on flying displays with the different birds of prey, and is the only centre of its kind in Northern Ireland.

Gardens

Mount Stewart House & Gardens - Newtownards County Down Northern Ireland
Mount Stewart House & Gardens
Newtownards, Co. Down
Inspired by Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry, Mount Stewart is surely a contender for the most splendid garden in Ireland. The influential Londonderrys were part of the golden circle of their day and, when Edith came to Mount Stewart in 1919, sh ...
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Golf

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Royal Belfast Golf Club
Craigavad, Co. Down
Course Type: Parkland
Founded on November 9th 1881, the Royal Belfast Golf Club is the oldest club in Ireland and has a delightful, parkland setting on the shores of Belfast Lough. Its formation proved to be the inspiration for the growth of the game in Ireland. Th ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Colonel's Lodge
Holywood, Co. Down
The Colonel's Lodge is set in the garden of Beech Hill Country House bed and breakfast. It is a converted grain store with a small double bedroom under the rafters in an open gallery upstairs , a small single bedroom dow ...
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What's On

Lisburn Market - County Antrim - Saturdays
Lisburn Market

Every Saturday

Castle Gardens close to the City Centre. Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Contact: Suzanna Lutton. Number:+44 (0)28 9250 94 ...
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Tourist Attractions

Sentry Hill & Visitor Centre - Newtownabbey County Antrim Northern Ireland
Sentry Hill & Visitor Centre
Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim
Sentry Hill is a 19th century farmhouse that together with its' contents provide a rare insight into life in rural Ulster during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Sentry Hill was the home of the McKinney family, who came to Ireland from Scot ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Clandeboye Estate
Bangor, Co. Down
The beauty of this romantic wedding venues that it is still a private estate, and there will never be more than one wedding held here on any day. There is a church on the estate, but it is not available for public use; however, there are churches ...
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