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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

Rowallane Garden - Saintfield Ballynahinch County Down Northern Ireland
Rowallane Garden
Saintfield, Co. Down
Rowallane is at its most glorious in spring and autumn, thanks to the display of rhododendrons and azaleas and the final blaze of glory of ornamental trees and shrubs, but it is a lovely place at any time of year. The 52 acre demesne near the old ...
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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

Belfast - St. Georges Street - Saturdays
Every Saturday 9am-4pm

St. Georges Street, Belfast

Contact: Andrew Irvine 00 44 (0) 28 9027 0509

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Tourist Attractions

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum - Holywood County Down Northern ireland
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Holywood, Co. Down
Step back in time in and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago. Discover cottages, farms, schools and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum chatting to costumed visitor guides demonstrating traditional crafts. ...
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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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