Portaferry, Co. Down

This picturesque seaside town on the east side of Strangford Lough, at the end of the Ards peninsula has an attractive long low waterfront of cottages, terraces, pubs and small shops which look out over the ferry to Strangford. 

Portaferry has a lot to offer the visitor and is rich in history.  One of the most popular attractions is the Exploris Aquarium (0044 28 42 728 062), which includes live displays of the wildlife that s to be found in the Irish sea, with a touch tank and an open sea tank. 

Portaferry Castle is will give visitors a sense of history of the area as the tower of the castle dates back to around the 16th Century. 

Local historic buildings of interest also include the Derry Churches, a north and south church, the south church dating around the 10th Century and the north church includes a small Celtic cross. 

Golfers will enjoy a round at the Ardminnan golf club (0044 28 42 771 321).   


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