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Strangford Village, Co. Down

Strangford Village is set in area of outstanding natural beauty, overlooking Strangford Lough, this picturesque village is full of charm in the seaside terrace stone houses which enjoy a stunning view across the Lough to Portaferry. 

Strangford has six national nature reserves within its reach and a number of historical attractions such as Nondrum Abbey and Monastic site (0044 28 90 543 037), which includes a small stone church and the remains of a round tower dating back to the 11th Century. 

Kilclief tower house is worth a visit, which was built as a residence of the Bishop of Down, dating to around 1413. 

Other historical religious attractions include Raholp Church and Saul Church, supposedly where St Patrick preached his first sermon, which is a Celtic revival style Anglican Church with a round tower. 

One mile south of Strangford Cloghy rocks are an excellent vantage point from which to watch sea birds and seals.

Gardens

Seaforde Gardens - Seaforde Downpatrick County Down Northern ireland
Seaforde Gardens
Downpatrick, Co. Down
In its own way Seaforde has the answer to Japan’s cherry blossom viewing season. The garden holds the national collection of eucryphias, known poetically as the ‘White Knights of August’. Gleaming with clouds of white blossom cr ...
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Golf

The 16th
Royal County Down Golf Club
Newcastle, Co. Down
Course Type: Links
Widely regarded as one of the finest links courses in the world, Royal County Down has an appropriate setting at Newcastle, where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea. For more than 100 years it had nestled on classic duneland, in the sh ...
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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

Castle Ward House & Demesne - Strangford County Down Northern Ireland
Castle Ward House & Demesne
Strangford Village, Co. Down
This truly beautiful 332-hectare (820-acre) walled demesne with walking trails, exotic garden, stunning vistas and picturesque farmyard, will unlock your imagination through family history, leisure pursuits, events and industrial heritage. Th ...
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Ten Square Hotel
Belfast, Co. Antrim
This luxurious boutique hotel directly overlooking the historical City Hall is Belfast’s coolest place to stay and makes an ultra romantic location for wedding venues - especially if you hire their Phantom Rolls Royce for the day (£1, ...
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