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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

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
The Old Inn
Crawfordsburn, Co. Down
The pretty village setting of this famous and hospitable 16th century inn - the oldest in continuous use in all Ireland - belies its convenient location close to Belfast. The hotel overlooks the wooded glen of Crawfordsburn Country Park at the ba ...
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