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The Old Inn

The Old Inn

Step through the doors of The Old Inn to experience nearly 400 years of history. The Old Inn stands on one of Ireland’s most ancient highways. Centuries of history sit snugly under the thatched roof of this delightful, historic Coaching Inn.

Holywood Priory

Holywood Priory

Holywood’s rich ecclesiastical heritage is represented today by its most distinctive building, the Old Priory.

Bangor Castle Walled Garden

Bangor Castle Walled Garden

The Ward family designed the Bangor Castle Walled Garden in the 1840s. It was previously unopen to the public and was considered by many as a secret garden!

North Down Museum

North Down Museum

Learn something of the fascinating saga of the area in Northern Ireland’s most visited small museum, located around a covered courtyard at the rear of Bangor Castle.

Bangor Marina

Bangor Marina

Bangor Marina is Northern Ireland’s biggest and most prestigious marina. It is the setting for a variety of major sailing and tourist events each year.

North Down Coastal Path

North Down Coastal Path

The North Down Coastal Path is one of the finest shoreline walks in Ireland. It extends along the southern shore of Belfast Lough from Holywood to Portavoe near Groomsport.

Bangor Castle (Town Hall)

Bangor Castle (Town Hall)

This imposing building is not so much a castle as an elegant mansion in the Elizabethan-Jacobean revival style. Although the castle is not accessible to the public you can still walk up the rolling lawn to admire this building from its beautiful grounds.

Pickie Fun Park

Pickie Fun Park

Following a major facelift and an investment of £2.6 million, Pickie Funpark has reopened in style and is now back on the must visit attraction list.

Holywood Town

Holywood Town

The Jewel in North Down

Holywood was named Sanctus Boscus (“Holy Wood”) by the Normans after the woodland surrounding a monastery founded by St Laiseran before 640. It was on the site of the present ruins of the medieval Old Priory. In the present day, the name is pronounced identically to “Hollywood.”

Bangor Town

Bangor Town

Bangor is a picturesque maritime resort located only 12 miles from the heart of Belfast. For more than 150 years the Bangor area has been one of Northern Ireland’s main tourist destinations providing for the pleasure of trippers and tourists.

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Downpatrick Town

We flew our drone over Downpatrick town and captured a couple of aerial 360° photographs. Look out for the marker points in the aerial virtual tours, some of which will allow you to jump from the sky down into some of the various visitor attractions found in the town.

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